CO.STARTERS presented by SOAR and Blue North Application
Whether you've already launched, or you are simply exploring a new idea for a business or cause, we are glad you are here! To get started, we need a little information about you and your idea so that we can get you going in the right direction. The information you share with us will remain confidential and will only be seen or used by CO.STARTERS and your local Member Site.

CO.STARTERS Core is a 10-week, cohort-based program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor. We are currently accepting applications for our 2021 cohort that will begin on July 29th.
First Name *
Last Name *
Shipping Address *
Business Address (if applicable)
Email Address *
Phone number *
What are your preferred pronouns? *
We seek to serve all entrepreneurs - also known as 'starters' - in our community. We ask you the following demographic questions so we can better understand how well we are doing in reaching the entire entrepreneurial community. The demographic information you provide will remain confidential and will only be shared externally as part of an aggregated summary of the information collected from all program applications or participants.
I identify my gender as.. *
Which category best describes you? *
Have you ever served in the military? *
Which of the following best describes your age group? *
Which of the following describe your current employment or educational status? (Select all that apply.) *
Which best describes the highest level of education you have completed? *
Which of the following best describes your annual household income? *
How many people live in your household? *
During the program, CO.STARTERS participants actively work to further a specific business or cause concept. We refer to all of these businesses or causes as ventures. In this section, please tell us more about your venture.
Which of the following best describes the type of venture you anticipate working on in the CO.STARTERS program? *
What is the name of your idea or existing venture? (If you are still working on a name feel free to put 'N/A') *
Which of the following best describes the stage of your venture? *
How many employees do you currently employ? (please put N/A if you do not have any employees) *
Do you have any co-founders? *
Date your company was founded (please feel free to leave blank if you are still in idea stage)
What type of entity is your business? *
Please briefly describe your venture
Which of the following best describe how you plan on working within your venture? *
To get the most out of CO.STARTERS, you will need to be dedicated during the program and give an adequate amount of time to it. Are you ready to commit your time and attention to make significant progress for your venture through CO.STARTERS? *
There is a fee for participating in this program. Please select all of the following that apply to you. *
Have you previously completed any relevant training that will help you in launching your venture? (Previous training is not required!) *
What do you expect to gain from participation in CO.STARTERS? *
I understand that neither Blue North, SOAR, nor CO.STARTERS guarantees that I will be successful in my venture. Furthermore, the benefits gained from participating in CO.STARTERS are a result of time, energy, and dedication to the program, and thus are not based solely on the completion of the coursework. I further understand and authorize CO.STARTERS to provide applicable information to the assigned management counselor(s). I understand that any information released is to be held in strict confidence. No person will be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination in regard to services, programs, and employment provided by Blue North, SOAR, and CO.STARTERS based on race, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law or ordinance. *
I understand that the facilitators of Blue North, SOAR, and CO.STARTERS rely upon the active participation and assistance of local volunteers in order to effectively operate the program. These volunteers include, but are not limited to, mentors and speakers. I further understand that CO.STARTERS is most effective when participants are willing to freely share experiences and advice with one another during the course of the program. In order to encourage these vital contributions, as well as those of program staff and facilitators, I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless SOAR, Blue North, CO.STARTERS, program staff, facilitators, volunteers, and fellow participants from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that I may hereafter have based upon the advice provided during the program and I understand that I am entirely responsible for the results of the decisions I make involving my venture during and as the result of my participation in CO.STARTERS. *
I do hereby give permission to and CO.STARTERS, its agents, and others working under its authority, full and free use of video/photographs containing my image/likeness. I understand these images may be used for promotional, news, research, and/or educational purposes. I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless CO.STARTERS and its agents from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that I may hereafter have by reason of anything contained in the photographs or video. I do further certify that I am either of legal age or possess the full legal capacity to execute the foregoing authorization and release. *
How did you hear about CO.STARTERS presented by SOAR and Blue North? *
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