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Applications Open: MatchBOX Entrepreneur Development Cohort

Published Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Applications are open through the end of the week for MatchBOX's last Entrepreneur Development cohort of 2020

Here are some of things you'll take away from participation in the 6-week program: 

  • A group of peers who are also starting or growing new businesses
  • One-on-access to the MBX team and mentors for ideation, strategy, and coaching
  • A better understanding of your product or service, and how to explain it to your customers
  • A refined understanding of your customer segments and what they want and need
  • A clear and concise pitch of your business for customers, partners, etc. 
  • Advice and design assistance with logo and brand development
  • Business Hours Access to MatchBOX Coworking Studio for 6 weeks. 

And the cost to participate is only $25*

The cohort will meet weekly on Zoom for 60-90 minutes, with homework and exercises to compliment the in-class curriculum. At the end of the 6 weeks, a virtual pitch night with MBX friends, members, and mentors will serve as the "capstone" event. 

The first class is Tuesday, October 13 at 4 pm. Click here to answer a few quick questions (we promise, the application is short) or reach out if you have any questions

*A limited number of scholarship opportunities are available. If cost is a barrier, please email us

The MBXax Entrepreneur Development program is for early-stage businesses and ideas in all sectors. Take a look at some of our past program participants: 

Junobie    |    Velo Wrench   |    BrainChild    |    Presso    |    Lantern RPG    |    Pure Fortitude

Visit to apply. 

Fellow members:

Revisioning the concept of traditional work environments and moving to a collaborative space has been an amazing opportunity for our organization to remain engaged with our constituents and expand our connections in the community.

—Kitty Campbell

"MatchBOX is helping my company (One Fact) survive and prosper. The affordable space is only the start. It is the connection with the other co-coworkers that is proving helpful. MatchBOX gets a share of credit for any success One Fact sees in 2017!”

—Cortland Starrett

MatchBOX is where I met some of my newest best friends, Amanda, Emily, Matt, Ed, and sometimes Ryan. It's conveniently located near Kathy's candies and a bunch of places to get drinks during lunch. Could use a couple more Pokestops though.

<3 Austin Toombs

MatchBOX has provided an incredible opportunity for getting my work done, collaborating with others (at least 4 projects so far), hosting meetings for organizations I'm part of, and meeting other independent contractors in the area. The feel and ambience of the place just adds to the fabulous workplace -- not to mention the coffee and snacks! I have friends around the country who are jealous of our MatchBox space.

—Johanna Merritt Wu

My Enactus Purdue team got a tour of this studio recently. The environment is outstandingly innovative! Everyone there is incredibly friendly and hospitable and passionate about what they are doing. What a great place to see opportunity in the city of Lafayette!

—Acaimie Catron (from Facebook)

There is such a positive, creative vibe to this space. I participated in Lafayette Writers' Studio events and classes at MatchBOX fall, 2016. It is easy to access, convenient to downtown Lafayette and parking is not difficult in its area of town.

—Sandra B. (from Yelp)