Idea Validation: Workshop Series

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This opportunity is for non-tech female founders interested in starting a tech company. This free 4-week workshop series will provide a welcoming environment for women who are not comfortable in tech and will help you determine if your business idea is viable to pursue.

You will participate in 4 weekly group sessions (45 minutes each) and have the opportunity for 2 one-on-one sessions with a WESK business advisor.


  • Connect with other women interested in the tech industry
  • Get advice from facilitators with lived experience in starting a tech business
  • 2 one-on-one sessions with a business advisor
  • Access to helpful resources, including a WESK guidebook that will provide actionable takeaways to help you start a business plan


Week 1

Date: October 19, 2022

Time: 12pm – 12:45pm

Topic: YOU – Are you ready for entrepreneurship? What is it like to own a tech company?

Facilitator: Amanda Parkinson, WESK Business Advisor

Week 2

Date: October 26, 2022

Time: 12pm – 12:45pm

Topic: PRODUCT/SERVICE – What is my product/service? Is my idea solving a real problem? Is someone already doing this?

Facilitator: Conor Phillips, Pathfinder 365

Week 3

Date: November 2, 2022

Time: 12pm – 12:45pm

Topic: TECHNOLOGY & PEOPLE – How do I make my business idea happen? What do I need? What is an MVP?

Facilitator: Kristin Kutarna Gates, Verona Management Corporation

Week 4

Date: November 9, 2022

Time: 12pm – 12:45pm

Topic: MONEY – How much money do I need to start this? Do the numbers look profitable? Where do I find the money to do this?

Facilitator: Kenzie Bergeron, Well’N

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