CO.STARTERS Class Starts April 19 in Wesley Chapel

April 4, 2016

Wesley Chapel, Fla. (April 4, 2016) — Wesley Chapel will play host to the Pasco Economic Development Council’s next session of CO.STARTERS, a nationally renowned program that helps entrepreneurs turn an idea into a new business in just ten weeks.  The new session begins April 19 and will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the conference room at American Consulting Engineers of Florida, LLC.

Participants of the CO.STARTERS program work with a small, supportive group of like-minded people who are all trying to start their own businesses.  Working together, participants identify their assumptions about why and how their respective businesses will succeed and talk with customers to validate their ideas.  The process enables the entrepreneurs to rapidly uncover issues in their proposed businesses, find practical solutions quickly, and leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to launch a successful business.

Pasco EDC is partnering with CO.STARTERS as part of a larger program to develop an innovative entrepreneurial development model that unleashes the creativity and drive of residents who aspire to grow businesses and employment opportunities in Pasco County.  Sessions will rotate throughout the County in 2016 with future sessions held in New Port Richey and Dade City.

Entrepreneurs interested in participating should register via the SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubators website at Up to 16 slots are available for the upcoming session beginning April 19.  A registration fee of only $295 covers all 10 weeks of instruction and all supporting materials. 

The deadline to register is Friday, April 15.

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About Pasco Economic Development Council
Pasco EDC is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development in Pasco County, Florida.  Pasco EDC continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County.

CO.STARTERS came out of The Company Lab, a Chattanooga, Tennessee organization that offers programs and events to support local startups and innovators in Chattanooga and the surrounding region.  The program takes the lessons learned from working with thousands of local, creative entrepreneurs and combines that knowledge with the lean business modeling methods used by high-growth startups.  The CO.STARTERS model has been tested for years in Chattanooga, Cincinnati, and Detroit.