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The goal of this meetup (and it’s counterparts) has always been to help entrepreneurs work their way through learning how to find great opportunities, validate their business models, bootstrap their startups, build out their teams and sell their ideas. 

We are excited to announce a relaunch of this goal! The series of meetups you (may) know as BN Open Coffee Club, BN Bootstrappers, BN Hackers, and BN New Tech Meetup are now a single meetup called the STARTUP SCHOOL! 

You can join the STARTUP SCHOOL for free at

Hope to see you there, mike

CEO, - Bloomington Normal Angel Investor Network


Progress through the courses to level up your startup skills!

Free classes taught by startup founders on Friday’s at Slingshot CoWork!

IDEATION 101 - 1st Fri of the mo @8AM

Learn about opportunity recognition and fill our you business model canvas. 

LEAN 101 - 2nd Fri @8AM

Learn about customer development and experiment your way through your lean canvas. 

PITCH - 3rd Fri @ 8AM

Sharpen your pitch skills and pitch to a live audience with coaching. 

COWORK 101 4th Fri @6PM

Open cowering at Slingshot CoWork. Collaborate and bootstrap your startup. Use this time to recruit and build out your team

Attend a session to join the Startup School slack community.

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