CO.STARTERS is about bringing people together to learn from one another in order to create a strong network of support for starters and innovators in business. Started in 2013 in Chattanooga USA with strong emphasis on creatives, makers, crafters, tinkerers, and family business, programs and community partnerships quickly spread across the US and New Zealand, launching in Brisbane Australia in 2017, and recently commenced in Nairobi, Kenya. CO.STARTERS delivers programs across the world as a way of assisting people to overcome poverty and other challenging life barriers, be successful in their own businesses, or building for-profit businesses to employ others in the community. Partnerships and collaboration are developed with higher education, schools, home-school providers, churches, incubators and accelerators, government and many other enabling organisations.
All ages and stages in life welcomed including teens/school initiatives, young entrepreneurs, career changers, parents at home, social entrepreneurs, new starts after redundancies, transitioning to retirement, struggling business owners, and the forever young at heart! Participants are surrounded during and after the program with the power and support of highly experienced and certified small business mentors and advisors, the greater business community in Australia, and the CO.STARTERS global support communities. CO.STARTERS is building a network of entrepreneurial support throughout communities across the world.
CO.STARTERS in the Brisbane and SE QLD region are delivering the core 9 week programs for adults, and the Generator programs for teenagers, with plans for expansion into other regions.