Published Friday, February 5, 2016

Mequon, Wis. - Anyone with a business idea is invited to participate in CU Launch, a free business model workshop hosted by the Concordia University School of Business Administration. Kick-off event will take place at the Appleton Center on Wednesday, February 17th at 5:00 p.m.

Using the “Lean Startup” process, budding entrepreneurs will learn how to take their business idea from startup through the launch process. CU Launch is a free nine-month program that will conclude with a competition for $1,000 in seed funds sponsored by Concordia University. Dan Sem, dean of the School of Business and an experienced entrepreneur, will lead the process with the help of other entrepreneurs and business coaches in the area.

At the kick-off workshop, participants will learn about the business model canvas and apply it to their own ideas. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Free legal startup advice, business mentoring and networking opportunities will be available throughout the nine-month process.

Registration is required. Please visit to learn more about the free program. The Appleton Center is located at 4351 W. College Ave. #100 in Appleton, Wis.

CU Launch Events:

  • Madison Center - Monday, February 15th at 5 p.m.
  • Waukesha Center - Tuesday, February 16th at 5 p.m.
  • Appleton Center - Wednesday, February 17th at 5 p.m.
  • Mequon Center - Thursday, February 18th at 5 p.m.

Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin’s main campus is located on 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. The university and its 10 educational centers are home to more than 8,000 students.

            The university is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. For more information on Concordia University Wisconsin, contact the university at (262) 243-4300 or visit their Website at

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