Last week, 13 entrepreneurs, representing 11 businesses, became CO.STARTERS alumni! Congratulations!!
They join more than 100 previous graduates who, like them, endured months of meetings, mentoring, and market validation. Small businesses are the backbone of a strong economy and these recent graduates help form the foundation of a thriving and inclusive Birmingham. CO.STARTERS is an initiative of Create Birmingham on which we are proud to partner. Thanks to this cohort’s facilitator, Mickey Millsap, to the numerous guest speakers, and to the community for supporting the work of these bold individuals and their businesses!
The next 10-week CO.STARTERS class kicks off September 11, 2017. If you’re ready to start or improve your business and join a growing network of local entrepreneurs, CLICK HERE to learn more and submit your application. Looking to learn more about the most recent class as well as other graduates? CLICK HERE for a complete list of our CO.STARTERS cohorts.
After opening Chocolatà Artisanal Chocolatier in 2017, Kathy D’Agostino has enjoyed watching the once quiet streets of downtown Birmingham come back to life. REV sat down with her to learn more about how she landed here, where she thinks the city is heading, and why Chocolata believes in Birmingham.