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OVERVIEW

At Church & State, We Aspire to Inspire. As part of our Mission, we strive to build a community that possesses all the essential elements to breed innovation, perseverance, and a culture that values the power of the intellect. There is no better investment than a solid education. If executed well, education is like gold, it renders a strong yield. Church & State Academy integrates our amazing network of mentors and industry experts to assist in the development of individuals and teams to convert their vision into a successful venture.

Church & State Academy is an academic bootcamp providing business fundamentals essential to effectively create, develop, and pitch new opportunities. We will host the program in 3 phases - 3-Month Bootcamp, Pitch Competition, and then a 6-Month Incubator:

o 3-Month academic bootcamp providing a foundational understanding of running a business

o Evening lectures, online discussion boards, and weekend labs for application

o Networking & team building events bring participants together

o Participants earn a certificate of completion & lifetime access to the mentor and incubator network

o All current participants and alumni may compete; seek to create the strongest possible teams

o Program leaders, corporate sponsors, and local venture capitalist will chair the pitch panel

The incubator phase provides support and growth of new veteran businesses through direct mentorship, guidance, capital, consulting, and opportunities to secure investment

o 6-month incubation targeting new venture design, development, and deployment

o Goal of launching 5 business teams per incubation cycle, with 10 additional business as offshoots of the alumni and incubator network

o Teams have access to program leadership, sponsors, advisory board, and other partner mentors

o Direct investment exploration (Time, Resources, VC, Angel, Loans, Grants etc.)

COHORT BREAKDOWN

• 2 Hr Lectures: Monday & Wednesday, 6-8 PM (All times in MT)

• 6 Hr Lab: Biweekly, Alternating Saturdays, 10-4 PM

• 4 Hr Open Office Hours: Biweekly, Alternating Saturdays, 10-2 PM

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• All Participants (Veteran or Civilian): A letter of recommendations & program interview

TUITION

• $1,500 ($100 application/registration fee, $1,400 prior to start)

• We have a limited number of spots. Once filled, we will form a waiting list.

• Contact us for scholarship opportunities

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT US AT ACADEMY@CS1893.COM (academy@cs1893.com) OR CALL AT (385) 246-3510

Below is the curriculum overview of the skills our participants will learn in our 3-Month Bootcamp:

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Church & State Academy Free Crash Course on Sales Strategies & Communication

Attend and learn pro tips from the experts on sales and communication strategies to increase the bottom line. We'll run through a few exercises and provide tools you can add to your sales kit. It will be a 60-minute teaser of what you will get from Church & State Academy program. Here at Church & State Academy, you will not only learn what it takes to launch a venture from some of Utah's finest experts. You'll have direct access to professionals who can help you raise capital and market your venture properly. We invite you to come out and have a quick crash course to learn more about the academy and to meet some of the leadership team that will help you turn your vision into a reality. Learn more about the program at https://www.cs1893.co... (https://www.cs1893.com/academy) We'll be meeting at Chuch & State Common Area Upstairs, 370 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 at 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Taught by - Shawn Spainhour | Academy Director and Partner at HyperGrowthCEO https://www.linkedin.... (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnspainhour/) We look forward to seeing you there! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT US AT [masked] OR CALL AT (385)[masked] Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cs1893. Church & State Academy Overview: Below is the curriculum overview of the skills our participants will learn in our 3-Month Bootcamp: Church & State Academy Overview:

Church & State Academy Free Crash Course on Starting a Venture

Do you dream of not just working but creating? Do you know what it takes to execute ideas and make them a reality? Can you build a business from the ground up? Here at Vetreprenuership and Church & State Ac, demy you will not only learn what it takes to launch a venture from some of Utah's finest experts. You'll have direct access to professionals who can help you raise capital and structure your venture properly. In this Free Crash Course, we'll give you a taste of the steps necessary to start your own venture (501-C, Corporation, Non-Profit). This isn't an MLM or a coaching session; we help build a solid foundation to sustain your idea or project. We invite you to come out and have a quick crash course to learn more and to meet some of the leadership team that will help you make your vision into a reality. You have a mission in life and that is to rise to your full potential and create organizations that better society and enrich the lives of those around you. Join us for a briefing on what our 12-week boot camp and incubator are all about and let's move into the future with full hearts and absolute courage. Learn more about the program at https://www.cs1893.co... (https://www.cs1893.com/academy) We'll be meeting at Chuch & State Common Area Upstairs, 370 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 at 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Taught by - Shawn Spainhour | Academy Director and Partner at HyperGrowthCEO https://www.linkedin.... (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnspainhour/) We look forward to seeing you there! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT US AT [masked] OR CALL AT (385)[masked] Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cs1893. Church & State Academy Overview: Below is the curriculum overview of the skills our participants will learn in our 3-Month Bootcamp: Church & State Academy Overview:

Free eCommerce Crash Course - Church & State Academy
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The Church & State Academy presents a free crash course on eCommerce taught by Brenner Adams, founder of ilkli. Learn to avoid the common pitfalls the credit card industry such as flat fees, aggregate accounts, bank and rep markups, chargebacks and more. Brenner Adams has an extensive knowledge of the world of eCommerce. He is the founder of ilkli, a Wordpress plugin that reduces credit card processing fees that are traditionally demanded by Flat Rate providers like Stripe or Paypal. He is also the CEO of LINK Group, a provider of finance software and merchant services. The Church & State Academy also offers a 12 week program that teaches entrepreneurs and incubates new businesses. Through the Academy, you can learn how to start a venture from some of Utah's finest experts. Enjoy access to professionals who can help you raise capital and market your venture properly. Please join us for this quick crash course! Turn your vision into a reality. Learn more about the program at https://www.cs1893.co... (https://www.cs1893.com/academy) We look forward to seeing you there! Church & State Academy Overview: IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT US AT [masked] OR CALL AT (385)[masked] Below is the curriculum overview of the skills our participants will learn in our 3-Month Bootcamp: Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cs1893.

Women's Entrepreneurship Panel
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Church & State is pleased to announce the upcoming Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel on March 28th, 2018. Female business leaders of the State of Utah will speak on the unique strengths and skill-sets of female entrepreneurs, how to navigate the special challenges women face in business, how to continue the push for a more equal future in professional work-spaces. The speakers and panelists will soon be announced. Refreshments will be provided. Church & State is pleased to announce the upcoming Women’s Entrepreneurship Panel on March 28th, 2018. Female business leaders of the State of Utah will speak on the barriers to being a female entrepreneur, the unique skill-sets that can be offered by women, and how to push for a more equal future in professional work-spaces.

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