Start Up Your Startup

Start Up Your StartUp is a 4 week program that meets twice a week and equips aspiring entrepreneurs with insights, relationships and tools needed to turn their business ideas into reality. 

Who is Start Up Your Startup for?

You! Have an idea that’s ready to become a reality, but you don’t know how to start a business.Maybe you’ve already started your business and are searching for clarity in marketing and a fuller understanding of running a successful business this program is for you.  The one essential element is that you have a concept that you are ready and willing to share and grow in a collaborative environment

How does the program work?

Jessica Lewis Marketing Director and Program Coordinator at The Biz Foundry in Cookeville TN

Start Up Your Startup is led by a facilitator who’s an experienced entrepreneur who will introduce you to action-driven concepts you can apply to your business or project. Jess Lewis, The Biz Foundry’s Marketing Director, lifelong entrepreneur, owner of Knockout Print Shop & former owner of a gym in Chicagoland is our current facilitator. This isn’t a lecture, but a creative & interactive program that will help you fine-tune your business.

Why Start Up Your Startup?

We love the collaborative nature of the program, you will be learning from each other and building a network that will help your ideas grow.  This program is approachable and also challenges you to identify and test your business assumptions helping you launch your business, not just theorize how things will play out.


We will be accepting applications for the Summer 2023 session of Start Up Your Startup soon.  We ask for businesses to apply because we want to fill the program with participants that are at a place in their business that our team can most help.  

Summer 2023 Session

June 2023 – Dates TBA

Monday & Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00PM

114 N Cedar Ave, Cookeville TN

The program fee is $149 (plus $50 for each additional business partner attending) and includes:

  • 4-week in-person program
  • 90 page course workbook
  • FREE coworking membership for the duration of the program
  • Professioonal advice from Accounting, Legal, Insurance and Marketing experts
  • Access to our private Start Up Your Startup Slack group
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Want to learn more?

Complete the form below to request more information and ask questions.  You can also head over to our Business Coaching page to book a FREE Start Here meeting with an advisor. 

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