RIoT Foundations

RIoT Foundations Program assists small business owners, startup founders, or prospective entrepreneurs that are new and idea stage companies who are looking to grow and scale their new business or idea. This program primarily focuses on technology and innovation-driven startups but can also benefit those who are looking to integrate technology into their business or may be a main street business.

Foundations is broken down into weekly workshops followed by 1:1s with RIoT staff
to dive deeper into your business.

What to Expect in Foundations

 

Who’s it for?

RIoT Foundations is for anyone who is a small business owners, startup founders, or prospective entrepreneurs that are new and idea stage companies who are looking to grow and scale their new business or idea.

This program primarily focuses on technology and innovation-driven startups but can also benefit those who are looking to integrate technology into their business or may be a main street business.

What will i learn?

Core Business Truths & Best PracticesWhat are all the ingredients you need to operate a successful business? What are the habits you must build as a business owner to establish and grow your business?

Lean Canvas Lean Canvas is a 1-page business plan template created by Ash Maurya that helps you deconstruct your idea into its key assumptions. It is adapted from Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and optimized for Lean Startups. It replaces elaborate business plans with a single page business model.

Validations How do you continually engage with your customers (or potential customers) and understand if you’re solving a real problem with the right solution?

Operations 101 How do you manage your finances, your team, and your customer relationships?

What is the time commitment?

  • 3 hours per week for four (4) weeks
  • 1.5 – 2 hour workshops, 30 min 1:1s, and outside work
  • Workshops are held virtually or in-person and 1:1s will be held virtually
  • Check in weekly with RIoT team mentor

What is the investment?

There’s no cost to you! RIoT strives to provide FREE and accessible programming to help start and grow businesses to help better and grow communities.

Upcoming Sessions

Foundations 1 Day Workshop in Wilson, NC

Are you joining the work-from-anywhere tidal wave? If you’ve ever thought about starting a business or if you’ve already taken the leap, you know that it takes a village of support. You know what it’s like to live with daily uncertainty, to always have questions, and to relentlessly pursue learning.

If this is you, join RIoT at the Gig East Exchange for a half-day of tactical business support to help you operationalize a new business idea.

This is a crash course (workshop) in business fundamentals: We’ll cover validating your business concept through talking to customers, establishing best practices for smooth operations, and creating a business plan that’s actually useful and actionable to drive your next steps.

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Foundations – Stafford, VA

Registration Deadline: February 24, 2023

Introductory Call: February 27, 2023 – March 3, 2023

All Workshops will be held at the Virginia Smart Community Testbed or virtually

Sessions Dates:

  • March 6, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm
  • March 13, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm
  • March 20, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm
  • March 27, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm

1:1s – To be scheduled once accepted into the program

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