The process begins by meeting with an entrepreneur coach. They provide practical advice and guidance in understanding the implementation activities involved in creating a viable business venture.
ConVerge provides a series of startup workshops that follow the normal lifecycle of a business. Other resources include downtown Naperville coworking space, industry-specific mentors, involvement in business roundtable discussions, access to North Central College students for internships, direction to various sources of capital and connections of all types.
ConVerge offers workshops that are practical, hands-on and taught in small groups so that classroom time can be focused on your individual business needs.
An entrepreneur coach guides you in planning and executing on key activities, in the right order, so that you stay focused and achieve milestones that are important to your success.
The ConVerge process involves training, access to downtown Naperville coworking space, opportunities to network at events, access to North Central College students and important business connections of all types.
An entrepreneur coach serves as a general manager to identify specific objectives and help the business owner achieve key milestones over time. One-on-one guidance occurs in a confidential learning environment.
Through Cardinal Launch, ConVerge provides access to North Central College faculty and the brightest students for projects or internships when a second set of hands is required to run the business.
Reasonably-priced downtown Naperville coworking space is part of the offerings for business owners who would benefit from increased visibility, need access to talented student employees, and enjoy working among other like-minded entrepreneurs.
For North Central alumni and community entrepreneurs, ConVerge offers a complimentary first session and free business roundtables. Startup workshops begin at $20 with other half and full-day seminars offered at reasonable rates.
A basic ConVerge membership starts at $299, which includes 5 hours of business coaching. Additional information about different levels of membership, our Coworking Space or Cardinal Launch services is available through contact with the program manager at 630.637.5121.
Coworking space is offered on-campus.