LAUNCH PAD: Entrepreneurship Program

"Ignite Your Ideas, Fuel Your Future"

Are you ready to transform your entrepreneurial dreams into reality? The Launch Pad Program is here to guide you through every step of starting your own business. This 10-week course is a unique collaboration between the Village of Matteson and TRIBE Insights, designed to help you propel your business ideas forward. 

Program Details: 
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Format: Virtual Classes
  • Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Program Fee: 
  • Matteson Business/Resident: $350
  • Non-Resident: $500
Key Dates: 
  • Program Duration: June 4th - August 22nd
  • Registration Deadline: May 24, 2024

Why Join the Launch Pad Program?
  • Expert Guidance: Receive personalized coaching and insights from experienced entrepreneurs and business coaches. 
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: From validating your business idea to developing a detailed business plan and financial forecast, our program covers all the essential steps to start and grow your business. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and industry professionals. Learn how to maximize your network to discover future collaborations and partners. 
  • Finance Support: Participants may be awarded up to $15,000 in business grants, including cash and in-kind services like marketing support, bookkeeping, and Google credits. 
Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Have a Business Idea, Start-Up, or New Business two years old or less. 
  • Generate less than $200,000 in annual sales. 
  • Business or Residence must be in Matteson to qualify for the discounted rate. 
Special Offer: 
We believe in the value we provide. That's why we offer a money-back guarantee* upon the successful completion of the Launch Pad Program. 

*Money-back guarantee for qualifying Matteson businesses or residents only. Non-Matteson residents may compete for grants and prizes based on full completion of the course. 

Join us to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality. Register today and take the first step towards building a successful future. The deadline to apply is April 19th, 2023. 

CLICK HERE  or cut and paste this link into your browser: OR SCAN THE QR Code Below. 


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1. What is the Launch Pad Entrepreneurship Program?  The Launch Pad Entrepreneurship Program is a 10-week virtual course designed for aspiring and/or early-stage entrepreneurs. It is a collaboration between the Village of Matteson and TRIBE Insights, aimed at providing participants with the knowledge and tools needed to start and grow their businesses. 

2. When does the program start and end? The program runs from April 29th to July 12th, 2024.

3. What is the schedule for the virtual classes? Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. No classes during the week of July 1st through July 5th. 

4. How much does the program cost? The program fee is $350 for Matteson businesses/residents and $500 for non-residents.

5. What is covered in the program? The program covers various topics, including entrepreneurial lifestyle, business concept development, market research, business model design, legal strategy, financial management, team building, and funding strategies. It is based on the Kauffman FastTrac Course Curriculum. 

6. Who is eligible to apply for the program? Eligible applicants should have a business idea or a start-up/new business that is less than 2 years old and has less than $200,000 in annual sales. While the program is open to everyone, business owners/businesses must be based in Matteson to qualify for the discounted rate. 

7. Are there any financial aid or grants available?  Yes, participants may be awarded up to $15,000 in business grants, which include cash and in-kind services such as marketing support, bookkeeping, financial planning, executive coaching, and more. 

8. Is there a money-back guarantee? Yes, there is a money-back guarantee with the successful completion of the Launch Pad Program. The details of this guarantee are based on whether or not the business owner or business is a resident of the Village of Matteson. Successful completion has its benefits. Register and complete the program to benefit from this tremendous opportunity. 

9. How can I register for the program?
You can register for the program by visiting or clicking the QR code below. The deadline to apply is April 19th, 2024. 


10. What are the expected outcomes of the program? By the end of the program, participants are expected to have tested the feasibility of their business concept, developed a successful start-up strategy, completed a business plan with financial forecasts, and fine-tuned their business processes. 

11. Will there be any certifications or awards upon completion? Yes, participants who complete the program will receive certification and may be eligible for business grants of up to $15,000. 

12. What support will I receive during the program? Participants will receive expert guidance, personalized coaching, and access to a network of fellow entrepreneurs and industry professionals. You will be exposed to guest speakers, business templates, and workspace tools. 

For more information or specific questions, please contact