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CO.STARTERS / Ignite Leap

CO.STARTERS is a ten-week programme that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to take the next step in building a sustainable business.

If you have an entrepreneurial idea that you’d like to explore and develop, a problem to solve that can make a difference in your community, or you would like to accelerate your existing business, take a look at our CO.STARTERS programmes.

Who can take part?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking at launching a new product or service

  • Existing business owners looking 

  • "Intrapreneurs" looking at exploring a new product or service as part of a large organisation

Programme details

  • Week 1: Knowing yourself - assumptions, working styles, team building, obstacles

  • Week 2: Knowing your customer - problem, solution, benefit, competition, advantage, customer

  • Week 3: Getting the relationship right - marketing and message; getting, keeping and growing customers

  • Week 4: Building the model to scale - starting small, distribution, revenue, typical sale, price

  • Week 5: Business structures and legal considerations - registering a business, licenses and permits, IP, hiring

  • Week 6: Discovering your bottom line – startup and ongoing needs, fixed and variable costs, break-even point

  • Week 7: Accounting for growth - break-even point, sales projections, cash flow, accounting

  • Week 8: Planning for the future - raising capital, growth plans, goal setting, pitch prep

  • Week 9: Practice pitch

  • Week 10: Showcase/celebration night - sharing your story and pitching

What you get out of CO.STARTERS

During CO.STARTERS you develop and fine-tune your ideas, critically examine every part of your business idea and determine the next steps, all through real-time feedback from people in the community.

A globally, proven programme

CO.STARTERS is an established programme that has been run in communities around the world for over 10 years. Become part of this global success story.


Communities served globally


Entrepreneurs & small businesses served


Business 1-year survival rate