A rural incubator for startups and entrepreneurs of the Upper Valley and beyond!


Now accepting 2022-2023 applications for RISE UV: Core’s 10-week business program, powered by CO.STARTERS. RISE UV: Core offers a variety of FREE business support programs through The Space On Main. Made possible with support from the US Department of Agriculture. 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. RISE UV: Core is offered both in-person (Bradford, VT) and remote via Zoom.

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 CO.STARTERS Program • Mentors & Drop-In Hours • Activity Supplies • Online Resource Portal • 6-Months of LivePlan • Coworking Space Membership Discount

RISE UV: Core 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 2022-2023 Schedule

[OPEN] Cohort 5
Sep 11, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm
(Exception: 11/6)

[OPEN] Cohort 6
Sep 14, 2022 – Nov 16, 2022
Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm

[OPEN] Cohort 7
Oct 12, 2022 – Dec 14, 2022
Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm

[OPEN] Cohort 8
Jan 8, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm

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

Thank You to Our Supporters!
Made possible with support from the US Department of Agriculture.

RISE UV is a member of the CO.STARTERS network. Learn more at costarters.co.