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PROJECT LYDIA

Are you an innovator? Do you dream of starting your own business?

Are you ready to take steps to launch a small business?

Then Project Lydia is right for you!

Are you a mentor or encourager? Do you want to coach and support an innovator as they develop and launch their own business? 

Then Project Lydia is right for you!

Project Lydia Cohort 2 is Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the second cohort of Project Lydia will be starting up this fall! Project Lydia will take place Monday nights for 8 weeks, September 12-October 31, from 6:30-8 PM. This innovative and exciting program helps innovators start their own businesses. We need your involvement to make this happen! Do you know someone looking to start their own business? Can you be a facilitator/supporter for one or more weeks, encouraging our innovators? Would you provide snacks for one or more weeks? Would you like to share your story as a business owner or present on a topic that would be helpful to our innovators? Want to learn more?
 

Contact us here: https://www.projectlydia.info/contact

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AT A GLANCE: 
PROJECT LYDIA INNOVATORS & MENTORS

Do you dream of starting and running your own business?

Project Lydia is designed to help adults like you learn business skills, develop a business plan, and start that business. The program features a multi-week training program, support networks and mentors, and business start-up grant funds for each participant.

Participation is limited to 15 innovators.

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Do you enjoy coaching and mentoring others? Are you a business owner who wants to help others launch their own business?

As a mentor, your role is a vital part of this program and includes the following:  

  •  Work to form a supportive and trusting relationship with the innovators. Participate in mentor training prior to meeting them. 

  • Guide innovators in creating a budget for using their $500 non-competitive micro-grant to launch a business. 

  • Support learning throughout the training course to assist innovators in developing each component of their business plan. 

  • Coach and encourage the innovators during the launch phase and celebrate their growth. Help them to consider next steps. 

Want to learn more?

We are currently adding names to an Interest List for when we begin round 2 of Project Lydia.

Email the Project Lydia team.

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PROJECT LYDIA COURSE SCHEDULE

Monday nights for 8 weeks

September 12 - October 31

6:30-8:00 PM (dinner/snacks included)

2302 West Morris Street, Indianapolis

WAYS WE HELP

Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

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BUSINESS TRAINING

Equipping Innovators

MENTORING

Supporting Innovators

START-UP GRANTS

Funding Innovators