The REACT (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Curriculum & Training) program is designed to support Work Spaces and Organizations in their efforts to empower entrepreneurs in their communities. REACT provides business development curriculum and program support to regional partners across Vermont. Through a partnership with Co.Starters, LaunchVT will work with a network of regional organizations to launch nine-week comprehensive business support programs. The REACT program was modeled after a successful pilot collaboration with Generator called JUMP/START. LaunchVT has a state-wide license for the Co.Starters curriculum, and will provide curriculum materials, facilitator training, program support, and facilitator network support to its partner organizations.
REACT utilizes curriculum developed by Co.Starters. There are three different types of curriculum available. The Core Program is a nine-week comprehensive course that prepares entrepreneurs to launch or grow their businesses. It includes modules on Self Assessment, Marketing, Sales, Distribution, Pricing, Financial Planning, Scaling, and Financing. The Crash Course is a 3-6hr workshop that introduces entrepreneurs to the Co.Starters Canvas and serves as a primer to the Core Program. Generator is a program designed specifically for students and can be delivered as a full course, a 24hr event, or workshops using individual modules. LaunchVT will provide facilitator binders, cohort member binders, and all the materials necessary to run a program.
REACT is designed to support any entrepreneur who is in the early stages of developing their business. The curriculum is jargon-free and accessible, so no prior business experience is required. The program is universal and contains several different types of case studies so cohorts can be comprised of diverse entrepreneurial ventures. Unlike traditional acceleration programs, REACT is designed to support entrepreneurs at whatever scale is right for them. Through a process of discovery, entrepreneurs are encouraged to develop a model that is appropriate for their product or service and the type of business they would like to operate.