startup bootcamp: 
coworking edition

Friday & Saturday, April 24-25  |  8am - 5pm

Are you thinking about opening a coworking space in your outstate community? Have you already taken the plunge and are in operation? If so, Startup Bootcamp: Coworking Edition is for you! This event leverages our four years of experience running Workup, a coworking space in Willmar, Minnesota, with our three years of experience running Startup Bootcamps. Together we will target the unique needs of serious coworking entrepreneurs interested in getting started or building on an existing program. This will be a collaborative, hands-on experience meant to help guide your vision, accelerate your planning and build your unique coworking brand. We only have 4 spots available so register early to save your place!

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the take-aways

  • An overview of the coworking industry
  • Perspective on the unique challenges of rural vs. metro coworking
  • Key considerations for your physical space
  • A business planning map for 12 - 36 months
  • Feedback from other coworking entrepreneurs
  • A deeper understanding of your organization's "why"
  • Clarity and strategy around the brand you are building
  • An understanding of your potential customers
  • Professional marketing direction and feedback
  • Collaborative relationship with other movers and shakers like you!

the format

This in a unique, event for rural communities throughout our region. You'll spend two intense and highly-productive days at Workup, a coworking space in Willmar, Minnesota, now in our fifth year of operation. Our Workup team will guide you through one day of "all things coworking" and a second day of "building your coworking brand."

This customized Startup Bootcamp includes 16 hours of facilitated, collaborative sessions. There will be homework ahead of each day, meals provided and all of the coffee you can drink!

the price

Our price covers 2-3 people per participating team. A light breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks are provided! We have 4 spots available so register early to save your place.

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per team of 2-3 people


the facilitator

Startup Bootcamp: Coworking Edition will be facilitated by Betsy Bonnema, a veteran entrepreneur who founded both Redstar and Workup, a coworking space just entering its fifth year of business. She has traveled across the US, to the Netherlands, and most recently to Serbia visiting coworking spaces, attending coworking conferences and speaking at workshops. 

Betsy loves her work and has over 25 years of experience helping companies build successful marketing programs. The development of Startup Bootcamp was fueled by Betsy's passion for collaboration and love for creating unique educational events for clients and the community, something she's been doing throughout her career.


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