Meet the Get Started entrepreneurs of Co.LAB

24 November 2017

Our Get Started programme has helped over 320 (first-time) entrepreneurs move from idea to actual business in 12 weeks. Anxious to get started yourself? Check out and apply before January 11th! 

Co.LAB is an online business learning platform and community for creative entrepreneurs to connect, share, grow, and thrive doing what they love.

Co.LAB stands for: Community, Collaborate, Connect, Cooperate, Coordinate, Co-exist, Co-work, Co-create…  As you can see, it is very important for us to build and sustain a community that can provide you with practical information, emotional support and opportunities to connect and create together. It is also a laboratory where experiments take place in a safe, supporting environment, where knowledge is exchanged and new connections are made: A place where great things happen!

Eleonora Spagnuolo and Lana Jelenjev, founders of Co.Lab, joined the Get Started programme to have more support in their entrepreneurial journey and to learn more about the interesting tools within this field. “Before the start of the programme, we knew we wanted to pivot and focus on our core business. At ECE, we got a place to evaluate our business plan and make it feasible. We are now able to define our goal where to go and how to get there. Get Started has been the trigger to have the time, space and guidance to make progress.”

Co.LAB is now implementing the Business Model Delta, a tool created by our own dr. Ferdinand Jaspers, and sharing this with many entrepreneurs. “We find it information that all entrepreneurs should have. The financial approach of the Business Model Canvas brings us further. We experienced that we always try new things: there is no one way of doing it.”

Co.LAB had some great achievements since the start of the Get Started programme, one of them is that their first kickstarter campaign for their book The 90 Day Action Planner is fully funded with still 5 days to go. “We also learned from the meetings we have had that we need to shift our focus to B2B. Here, there is a market to provide our knowledge in training and workshops.”

Do you want to know more about it or support this great initiative as well? Check it out here.

Do you want to be one of the aspiring entrepreneurs next year? Apply now for the class of 2018!


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Get Started Programme

Get Started is a 12-week startup programme that helps ambitious entrepreneurs grow their early stage business through mentoring, workshops and a great network of fellow entrepreneurs.

Capacity: 60 ECE Campus

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