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This is a workshop series for entrepreneurs with the next big


Jumpstart your startup with a new series from Women 2.0 to help bring your business idea to reality. Jumper cables in the trunk? Check. Gas? Check. Brakes? All good.

Starting on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 and wrapping up on Thursday, February 26th, 2009, the “Jumpstart Your Startup” workshop series held by Women 2.0 consists of 5 two-hour Thursday classes in Palo Alto and 2 full-day Saturday classes in San Francisco. Workshops utilize discussion forums with UC Berkeley professor Naeem Zafar and hands-on working sessions with successful women executives, VCs, and entrepreneurs providing “from the trenches” feedback and insight.

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Women with an idea for a startup and/or a startup in the making. If a part of a founding team, attendees may invite one or more team members (male or female).

You will work with your team, or on your own, to research potential, perform analysis to identify resources, and write a simple business plan (or at least a good executive summary). By course completion, participants will have evaluated the strength and potential of their business idea and prepared the following tangibles: a market size-up, a deck of slides, and a business plan including financial projections.

Women 2.0 will be selecting up to 25 attendees based on an application with the following five questions:

  1. Please explain your desire to be an entrepreneur and any past experiences that have helped you in the shaping of this goal: (e.g.: professors, clubs, associations, conferences, books, speakers, etc).
  2. Please tell us in a few sentences what your strengths/abilities are and how your contribution is going to positively impact the success of the startup.
  3. Do have a business or an idea? If yes, describe why your idea is unique and why has it not been addressed yet in today’s market?
  4. Do you have a team? If yes, is your whole team planning to attend this event?

To apply for a spot in the Women 2.0 Jumpstart Your Startup workshop series, email your answers to the above questions to Baat Enosh at baat@women2.org — We will be enrolling selected participants on a first-come, first-serve basis so you should apply ASAP because space is limited! Early-bird pricing for Jumpstart Your Startup has been extended to January 8, 2009!