Rural Lite Certificate
InBIA is excited to announce the pilot cohort of the Rural Incubation Success Strategies Lite Certificate Program which offers a proven method of creating replicable, successful strategies for small business development, store front businesses, and high growth entrepreneurship centers in a rural community.
The program will kick off February 2019
Online Course Format
The online Rural Lite Certificate Program take six weeks to complete. This lite certification has been specially designed for the online format. The Rural Lite Certificate Program is webinar led with two webinars each week that take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you cannot attend the webinar live, the sessions are recorded and posted online in InBIA’s online specific rural community forum in InBIA’s Exchange platform. It is in the Exchange platform that you will network with classmates, the course instructor, as well as submit mandatory certificate assignments that must be completed in order to obtain credit for the course.
Rural Lite Webinar Schedule Coming soon!
Rural Lite Certificate Program Description
Rural Incubation Success Strategies Lite Certificate Program
Launching February 2019
InBIA is excited to introduce the condensed version of the famous Technology Villages’ Rural Incubation Success Strategies Certificate Program. This online, webinar led, mini course will be packed with pivotal content from the full certificate program and can be completed in six weeks.
There will be mandatory certificate earning activities as well as required reading during the course duration to obtain course credit. Once participants have successfully completed all mandatory certificate earning activities, they will receive the Lite Rural Success Strategies Certificate.
Course Objectives and Outline
- Find and cultivate a strong pipeline of local company founders
- Find initial local funding to build a brick-and-mortar facility and hire staff
- Find and recruit a strong management/coaching team, as well as mentors
- Build relationships with and coach students from a local academic institution
- Build a base of community supporters and influencers
- Raise follow-on funding from multiple sources for sustainability
Rural Lite Certificate Program:
$600 for the course