Become a Block founder
Next cohort begins MARCH 2, 2021
The Block Knowledge 12-week Business Validation Program takes current or budding founders to create and validate their business. By utilizing the Lean Canvas, founders will learn about their business and speak with real individuals. Our alumni have found greater confidence and success on gaining customers and revenue by joining our program. We aim to limit the barriers of access by offering a 100% virtual learning experience, so Block Founders can participate from anywhere in the world.
12 WEEK BREAKDOWN
1.Lean Canvas & YOU
Of your business
Gain insight of your #BlockFounder Journey
2.Customer Identify & Why
Competitors & Alternatives
Benefits, Advantages, & Features
3.The Problem with Multiple Solutions
Finding the right question
4.Relationship Building and Your Message
How to get to know your customer
Trust and communication
HR Best Practices
6.The Bottom Line
Your current & future needs
7.You Account for Something
Fixed v. Variable Costs
8.The Future We Create
Gaining Influence & Information
9.Building in the Present
Planning for your growth
10.User Experience & You
Highly organized analytical professional with superior goal-setting, decision-making, and motivational skills with a thorough understanding of social media, content marketing, customer engagement, and community building strategies.
Using tools developed over twenty years of supporting, coaching and various forms of counseling, Stan works to offer the greatest opportunity for those he serves to discover and enjoy their successful edge.
Block Founder Perks
Takes less than 10 minutes.
Our application is free and takes less than 10 minutes to fill. We offer three opportunities to join a cohort throughout the year.
Our first cohort begins
March 2, 2021
30 minute interview
Our Site Manager, Ter’Ranay, will reach out to you to set up a quick get to know one another session.
Learn about your history and what makes you a great
We will mail you the educational materials to follow along in class. Along with this you will need to set up a Block Knowledge E-Mail Account to gain access to Google Classroom and to register for our online platforms.
Ready to make a difference in your community?
Contact us today about becoming a corporate partner with Block Knowledge!
What requirements do I need to have?
No previous experience is necessary. We do ask for you to have a device with a working camera, internet connection, and willingness to create a @blockknowledge email account to access our online portal.
What does my tuition cover?
Educational materials, facilitation fees, and sessions.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! IF you qualify. We offer scholarships to individuals who meet at least one of the following:
- Income less than $35,000
- Displaced workers due to COVID-19
- Represent underestimated communities
What if I can't afford tuition and I miss the free scholarship?
We can work with you on payment options. We want to reduce barriers of access and that includes income. Contact us for more information.
I have a job right now, will I be able to take this?
Yes, for dedicated professionals, we record the classes for you to review. We know everyone has their own busy schedule, but if you’re willing to be authentic, committed to the work, and express open communication because that’s what the Block Squad brings to the table.
What if I have an established business, can you still help me?
Of course! Our team offers wraparound services from your business needs at every stage you may be in. If you believe you have passed the stage of business validation, we’re with you every step after as well. We’ll be on your team from pitch to exit!