Congratulations on taking your first step to becoming a business owner!

Please answer the following questions, this information will help us provide you with the support you need to make your business idea a reality or to help you take your business to the next stage.

Build Institute Entrepreneur Education Commitment: Participants will receive a SEED Build Institute binder complete with class materials. Program graduates are required to participate in a Build Next Step Connections session that features additional resources available to Build graduates. Participants are entitled to a one-hour private coaching session with their strengths coach. Upon completion of all graduation requirements.

Successful completion of the Build Institute program includes:

  1. Pre-, post-class, and 3-month surveys
  2. Attending a minimum of 7 classes
  3. Strength Finders
  4. Business pitch presentation at graduation and business plan submission

Commitment from all parties involved: The success of Build Institute participants relies heavily on community building, inclusion, and connection building. As such, interactions with Build Institute/SEED facilitators, participants, guest speakers, and staff will be conducted with respect, understanding, and appreciation. These interactions ensure that everyone involved has the maximum opportunity to build a strong community and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate and that lasting connections are made for future success. For the safety of all parties, interactions between the class and Build Institute alumni will take place virtually or in a public setting.

Visit www.seedfw.org for more information or contact us at AskSEED@CityofFortWayne.org or (260) 422-2304, ext. 209 with questions.

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