Start or grow a business for good.

U.S. Virgin Islands

New Business Launch Camp

Turn your business idea into Reality

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, July 13-22, 2020
6:30-8:30 PM AST

$75 per Participant

Launch Camp is an online program specially designed for new and growing entrepreneurs in the US Virgin Islands. Led by local community leaders, you will receive training, one-on-one mentorship, expert guidance, and helpful resources for generating revenue and finding customers.

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Entrepreneur Training


One-on-One Mentorship

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Expert Guidance

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Helpful Resouces

Launch Camp is perfect for:

  • Idea-stage entrepreneurs taking their first steps
  • Ventures with a few customers and aiming to grow
  • Solo founders seeking community and support
  • Entrepreneurs launching a new product or service
  • Ventures pivoting an existing business to a new model
  • Small business owners looking for inspiration and innovation

This program is designed specially for individuals in the US Virgin Islands.

Entrepreneur Purpose Statement
2-Day Launch Camp Zoom Screen

Attendees will tune into this live program from home using a computer, mobile phone, or landline. Depending on your internet connection, either join the program's video call or dial in to the audio program and follow along with a pre-mailed workbook. Collaborate with other VI-based entrepreneurs in virtual small groups throughout the program, and celebrate your journey with a virtual Pitch Showcase at the conclusion of the program! No technical skills required.


Session 1: July 13

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Identifying a Market Opportunity
Understanding Your Customer's Mindset
Defining Your Solution (Product, Service, Technology)

Session 2: July 15

6:30 - 8:30 PM

One-Minute Elevator Pitch
Special Event: Speed Mentoring

Session 3: July 20

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Generating Revenue
Making Rapid Progress
Next Steps for Your Business

Session 4: July 22

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Pitch Coaching
Special Event: Celebration Pitch Showcase & Award Ceremony

What to Expect

  • Instructive training sessions with hands-on workshops
  • Learn from experts and local community leaders
  • Join a collaborative community and work in virtual breakout groups with others
  • Receive mentorship and personalized advice on your business and strategy
  • Access to 1:1 support and coaching in office hours
  • Plenty of VI-based support and insights from leaders and peers
  • Concluding pitch showcase & celebration event!
2-Day Launch Camp Zoom Workshop


Why attend


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Program specifics

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Program Leaders

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Tricia Homer

Director of Business Communication, Lecturer,
Executive Communication Coach at the University of Maryland (29)

Trevonne Homer

Territorial Program Manager,
Virgin Islands Department of Education


Thia Homer

Senior Business Analyst,


Kirstyn Nimmo

Director, Social Impact Strategy at Kindred (30)

Eric Grims

Co-Owner / Producer / Business Manager,
Appreciation Moments, LLC (31)

Daryl Wade

CIO / Senior Vice President,
Virgin Islands Next Generation Network


Lauren McDanell

National Director of Programs,


"There was an abundance of advice, resources and support to meet each "boot camper's" needs and although we were all at different stages in our businesses, SEED SPOT met each of us where we were. This program is a must for any entrepreneur!”

Sarah Sanchez, Beneficial Beans, SEED SPOT Alumna