IdeaPros has announced the launch of two mentorship programs for prospective entrepreneurs who are seeking expert guidance in launching their first venture. These programs are led by real-life entrepreneurs who have founded and co-founded multi-million dollar ventures in a number of industries.
More information is available at https://www.ideapros.com
Founded by serial entrepreneur Frederick Cary, IdeaPros was conceived as a more practical alternative to a formal business education in a university. “Many Americans are dreaming of starting a business to escape the ruthless job market,” a company spokesperson said. “But many don’t have the tools, which is why 80% of new businesses fold before they reach their second year.”
They, however, lamented that obtaining proper training from a university is not feasible for many people. “A formal business degree from a top university is, of course, desirable, but also out of reach for many owing to the cost of higher education today,” the spokesperson added.
With IdeaPros, one can get a mentorship just by either purchasing one of its courses or pitching a business idea to the team.
The former option involves taking the self-paced Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Course or the Business Starter Pack–a more advanced course that features individual lessons on funding strategy development, market research, product validation, and more.
Both options entitle a student to an intensive brainstorming session with an IdeaPros member in addition to a slew of downloadable learning materials.
Choosing to pitch a business idea will require one to face the entire IdeaPros team in a series of interviews. “It’s not only your idea that will be put under the microscope; you will also need to prove that you have the leadership skills to lead this company that you want to build,” the spokesperson explained.
A successful pitch will result in a partnership offer, allowing the proponent to work directly with IdeaPros during product development, fundraising, branding, sourcing, manufacturing, and launch.
Since the mentorship pathway was opened to the public, the company has helped over 350 partners bring their business ideas to market.
Interested parties can learn more through a webinar hosted by Mr. Cary, which can be accessed at https://fred.ideapros.com/play
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