React Partners: Center for Women & Enterprise, LaunchVT

From an IDEA to a BUSINESS

Now accepting 2021-2022 applications for REACT UV, a FREE Upper Valley business accelerator at The Space On Main (Bradford, VT with remote option) offered in partnership with LaunchVT and Center for Women & Enterprise. Made possible with support from the Vermont Community Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Wells River Savings Bank. Have a business idea that you’ve always wanted to try? We’ll provide everything you need to figure out how to turn your idea into a reality.

Everything you need to build and grow your business in 10 weeks:

  • Prototype & refine your product/service
  • Identify your customers
  • Develop your marketing message
  • Learn accounting & tax best practices
  • Legal advice on best structure for your business
  • Explore funding opportunities
  • Define a strategy to scale your business

This program is designed for any aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner. Our only requirements are:

  • You have an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to pursue!
  • You are willing to study and refine that idea with others.
  • You will commit to our 10-week program.

10 weeks. 1 day a week. 3 hours at a time. Here is what we’ll cover:

  • Session 1 – Knowing Yourself
    Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
  • Session 2 – Knowing Your Customer
    Customer, Problems, Alternatives, Idea Testing
  • Session 3 – Finding the right solution
    Solution, Benefit, Advantages, Starting Small, Brand Identity
  • Session 4 – Getting the Relationship Right
    Marketing & Message; Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers
  • Session 5 – Building Blocks
    Distribution, Revenue, Typical Offering, Price
  • Session 6 – Structures and Systems
    Legal and Accounting Considerations
  • Session 7 – Discovering the Bottom Line
    Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point
  • Session 8 – Financial Modeling 
    Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Raising Capital
  • Session 9 – Planning for growth
    Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Preparing for Celebration Night
  • Session 10 – Celebration Night

What Enrollment Gets You:
10-Week REACT Program • Mentors & Drop-In Hours • Activity Supplies • Online Resource Portal • 6-Months of LivePlan • Coworking Space Membership Discount

REACT UV takes place once a week at The Space On Main in Bradford, Vermont (remote optional). Please review our COVID Policy for requirements of entry. Each program runs for 10 weeks. Questions? Email thespaceonmain@gmail.com

Our 2021-2022 Schedule
[FULL] Jan 5, 2022 – Mar 23, 2022
Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
(Exceptions: 1/26 & 2/23)

[FULL] Feb 13, 2022 – Apr 17, 2022
Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm

[FULL] Apr 13, 2022 – Jun 29, 2022
Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
(Exceptions: 5/18 & 5/25)

Seeking Sponsors!
Interested in helping local entrepreneurs to succeed in the Upper Valley? We need your help! Email thespaceonmain@gmail.com.

Entrepreneur Stories Speaker Series
In addition to class speakers, we’ll bring in successful local business owners to share their experiences. Open to the public.

Thank You to Our Supporters!
Made possible with support from the US Department of Agriculture, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Vermont Community Foundation, and Wells River Savings Bank.