Achieve Your Entrepreneurial Resolutions With LaunchPad Bootcamp 

The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), in collaboration with Hatchbridge Incubator, is helping Cherokee startups realize their entrepreneurial New Year’s resolutions by rolling out the new LaunchPad Bootcamp Series, beginning in January 2024.  

LaunchPad Bootcamp is a free 4-week series for Cherokee County emerging entrepreneurs to guide them in launching their business idea or a new product. Participants have the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 to advance their venture.  

Each week participants will research, refine and prepare their venture for launch. Participants will walk away from the series with an idea deck, founder checklist and a go-to market. 

To be eligible for funding, applicants must complete the full 4-week bootcamp series and all assignments, be a resident or business located in Cherokee County and must submit a completed mini grant application. For more information about funding requirements, visit cherokeega.org/launchpad. 

If you are a Cherokee County emerging entrepreneur with a business idea or new product who is interested in developing your business model and identifying your go-to market, join COED and Hatchbridge Incubator on the LaunchPad journey!  

The LaunchPad Bootcamp Series will be hosted on Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Circuit Woodstock, One Innovation Way, Woodstock, Georgia 30188. 

LaunchPad Bootcamp is expected to be hosted quarterly in 2024, with new dates to be announced. Be sure to follow @FreshStartCherokee on social media for updates. 

To secure one of 15 spots in the inaugural LaunchPad Bootcamp Series, apply at cherokeega.org/launchpad. For more information reach out to Program Manager, Lee Smith, at LSmith@cherokeega.org

COED is collaborating with HatchBridge Incubator, an incubator service born from Kennesaw State University, that helps grow startups in the Atlanta suburbs. Hatchbridge also offers a co-working space to help entrepreneurs kick start their venture. Learn more at Hatchbridge.com. 

This program is offered as part of COED’s Fresh Start Cherokee initiative, which aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship in Cherokee County. Other Fresh Start Cherokee programs include Fresh Start Mornings on the first and third Wednesday of the month, the Circuit Woodstock coworking space and the North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service. Learn more at cherokeega.org/fresh-start-cherokee.