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9 week entrepreneurial program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with various resources

Collaborate with successful, engaged, and diverse professionals in order to provide advice, tips and information to up and coming entrepreneurs.

Eligible business can apply for Pop Up Shop Grants, or small grants from the Ignite & Accelerate program to help support working capital, marketing and media expansions, or business expansions



CO.STARTERS is a 9 week program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. You’ll get everything you need to get started, minus the MBA-speak.


CO.STARTERS is designed to position budding entrepreneurs for greater sustainability in their business ventures. To date, over 1,350 individuals have graduated from the course supporting 2,752 jobs in 1,068 active businesses. The CO.STARTERS programs equips graduates with the knowledge they need to accomplish their goals through and up-to-date and engaging curriculum and a finely tuned facilitation methodology.


CO.STARTERS was born during 2008 in Chattanooga, TN – one of the nation’s great startup communities. What started as a single program for a single city, has grown to a national entrepreneurial powerhouse. CO.STARTERS is now offered in various locations worldwide– and we are excited to make communities in South Western Wisconsin among the first cities in our tri-state area CO.STARTERS cities.

Questions? Call Amanda at 608-797-5746, or email


Mentors are what make our programs so great.


CouleeCO collaborates with successful, engaged and diverse professionals in order to provide advice, tips and information to up and coming entrepreneurs. Joining the CouleeCO.MENTOR Network allows you to provide input in your areas of specialty to aspiring entrepreneurs. Mentors know that it’s not easy moving from an idea to a fully operational and growing (and profitable!) business, but they have been there and can help up-and-coming entrepreneurs by sharing their insights.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, send an email to



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