IMPACT SUMMARY

We go farther together.

Together, the CO.STARTERS network is transforming individuals, businesses, communities, and ultimately, our collective future.

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2018 IMPACT
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starters supported
0
communities supported
0%
of graduates are confident in how to make a venture work
STARTER IMPACT

Together, CO.STARTERS is transforming people.

What Does a Starter Look Like?

We largely support female founders. Almost half are minority. Our starters trend older than the average startup—80% of our program participants are over age 25, and a third are over age 45.

66%

female founders

47%

minority

20%

low income
($25k or less annually)

Our starters are most likely first-time entrepreneurs looking for resources, connections, idea validation, and training to gain confidence and skills to run a venture. More than half are employed at least part-time.

BUSINESS IMPACT

Together, CO.STARTERS is transforming businesses.

The majority of the starters we support are building Main Street businesses to serve their local community.

In 2018, after completing our CO.STARTERS business training program,
starters reported that:

92%

said CO.STARTERS helped them decide what to do next with their venture.

98%

would recommend CO.STARTERS to someone looking to start or grow a venture

87%

said they feel connected & supported by their local community in launching a venture

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Together, CO.STARTERS is transforming communities.

Our member network represents a diverse group of ecosystem builders serving a wide variety of entrepreneurs.

Together, CO.STARTERS is transforming the future.

We envision a path forward for every starter, in every community.