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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?

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

Then Project Lydia is right for you!

RSVP for the Celebration Dinner

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Thanks for registering. Please note masks will be required except when eating.

Project Lydia in the News

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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

We are currently finishing round 1 of Project Lydia, and making plans for round 2. Classes will likely be offered Saturday afternoons or Monday evenings - you choose what works best for your schedule.

Interested? Email us to get put on the Interest List!

WAYS WE HELP

Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

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BUSINESS TRAINING

Equipping Innovators

MENTORING

Supporting Innovators

START-UP GRANTS

Funding Innovators