LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur Bootcamp

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber is proud to host our LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur Bootcamp powered by Harley-Davidson.

Our next LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur Bootcamp will take place on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at Harley-Davidson campus on Milwaukee's near West Side. This in-person interactive training program is aimed at helping LGBTQ+ and allied individuals launch and accelerate their own businesses.

Applications are open. Click here to apply for the Entrepreneur Bootcamp.

What will be learned through the Entrepreneur Bootcamp?

Participating in the Entrepreneur Bootcamp will provide LGBTQ+ and allied individuals with the skills and information they need to launch and grow their business.

Each of the sessions will be facilitated by industry experts, certified trainers, and other business leaders from the community. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Starting with the Right Legal Structure
  • Ideation & Planning
  • Market & Customer Research
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Business Financials & Human Capital
  • Raising Start Up Money & Launching
  • Supplier Diversity

Through the program, you’ll be connected to an exceptional network of other entrepreneurs and form long-lasting and impactful professional relationships that will aid in your business development journey.

Benefits of Completing the Entrepreneur Bootcamp

At the conclusion of the Entrepreneur Bootcamp, all those that complete the program will leave with the tools they need to develop a comprehensive business plan to launch their business. In addition, those leaving the program will receive access to the Chamber's online learning platform to continue their business plan development.

Participation in the program does not imply or guarantee corporate sponsors. The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber and other support organizations are not under any obligation to provide contracts, offers or specific business support outside of this program.

Eligibility

Any individual in any industry is eligible to apply to participate in Entrepreneur Bootcamp. Ideal participants are those who have an idea for a business but have not yet started it OR have started a business but have less than 2 years in operation and less than $1 million in annual revenue. If you have questions about eligibility, please feel free to reach out and let us.

Application Process and Timeline

Applications are currently open. Applicants for the Entrepreneur Bootcamp will be required to submit an online application on the Chamber’s website. Applications will be reviewed by a committee made up of Chamber members supporting the program and reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit applications by Wednesday, April 10 to be considered for this cohort.

Tuition

Thanks to the generous support of Harley-Davidson, the fee for participation for businesses is waived for 2024. The fee covers all program fees and materials, as well as coffee, pastries, and a boxed lunch.

Further Information

If you have additional questions on the program, please contact Jason Rae.

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