JUNE 2 - JULY 29, 2018

VISSIONAIREUMEXECUTION  EXCELERATOR

VISION RICH.EXECUTION THICK.

Equipping vision rich entrepreneurs with the necessary networking, funding and strategic tools needed to execute their vision and become a true global Vissionaire.

FOCUS AREAS

BENEFITS

Personalized Coaching

Participants will build their business with the hands-on help of strategy, legal, branding/marketing, and financial experts. 

Strategic Plan

Through training in Lean Launch Startup practices and access to business coaches, participants will graduate from the program with a fully vetted strategic plan and business model canvas for their venture.  

Compelling Company Website

Through the hands-on help of branding/marketing coaches, as well as access to brand identity tools and professional photography services, participants will leave the program with a profitable website for their venture.

Digital Financial Tracker

Each accelerator business will receive a customized quickbooks accounting system and get trained in the necessary skills to track their company financials and process invoices.

Pitch Deck

Each week enrolled businesses will pitch their idea to a panel of business experts and investors who will help them produce a winning sales and/or investor pitch deck.

Legal Toolkit

Through informative and hands-on training in profitable partnership agreements and business contracts, participants will leave with a legal toolkit to ensure they are operating a profitable and legally protected business.

Support System

Through a broad network of business coaches, mentors and experts each participant will leave well connected to the local entrepreneurial community and key stakeholders.

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TRAINERS

Dr. Angelique Johnson, PhD

Dr. Johnson is CEO/Founder of the medical device company MEMStim LLC, and the business development platform Vissionaireum. An expert in Lean Startup Methodology, she has taught graduate students at the University of Louisville College of Business, and used it to raise nearly $2.5 million in non-dilutive funding. A national authority on innovation and entrepreneurship, Dr. Johnson has delivered a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill, served as a speaker for the eighth district of the Federal Reserve, and been featured on NBC Universal, National Public Radio, The Root news site, Business First, and other such media outlets. She is currently the Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Innovator for the 1804 Entrepreneurial Center.

Dana Cosby, J.D.

Dana Cosby is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Nimbus, Inc., a Louisville-based strategic marketing and communications agency.  Dana began her professional career as a tax consultant with two Big 6 Accounting firms and, later, as an associate in the general business group of a regional law firm.  She, then, spent a number of years in the public sector (academia and local government) and in the private sector, advising small and medium sized businesses and managing attorneys on legal projects.  A Louisville, Kentucky native, Dana received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and her law degree from the Duke University School of Law. 

Raechele Gray, MBA

Raechele Gray is CEO/Founder of Greater Works Design Studio, a creative firm that specializes in brand development, marketing strategy, and design services for impact-driven, social good enterprises. Ms. Gray is also the CMO of her family enterprise, Creative Spirits Networks, Inc., and the Vogt Innovator Fellow for diverse entrepreneurship at the 1804 Entrepreneurial Center. Ms. Gray is an expert in brand development, digital marketing and social entrepreneurship.

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THE VEE EXPERIENCE

 

This 8-week accelerator is an immersive hands-on bootcamp where engagement with customers, strategic growth and building out the business are the focus, as opposed to in-class lectures. Participants will leave the bootcamp with a digital accounting system, full branding and marketing package, webpage, digital library of critical legal documents, and investor ready pitch deck.

THE ACCELERATOR INCLUDES 

Two Saturday workshops,9am - 3pm: June 2, June 30th

8 Thursday evening workshops, 6pm - 9pm: June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26

 

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