Frequently Asked Questions

We begin with a discussion to cover a venture’s activity to date. That information, combined with a completed program application, supports the building of a commitment plan: a plan developed between Blue Morning and the venture that establishes clear entry/exit points plus achievable goals and milestones. 

We combine our customized program with resources and tools that help entrepreneurs with common start-up issues. We also match entrepreneurs with professionals who can assist with specific projects, such as launching a crowdfunding campaign, building a financial model, or implementing a marketing plan. Additionally, program participants have access to a network of established executives, subject-matter experts, business leaders, and community change makers who can serve as a mentors or advisers.

No. For those entrepreneurs where outside funding is part of their strategy, we help them to solidify their business plan, refine their investable story, and prepare materials to satisfy due diligence needs. Whether it’s pursuing a philanthropic grant or raising seed investment, we walk entrepreneurs through each step to help them efficiently and effectively source capital. 

We run structured sessions that are a two-way dialogue between staff and entrepreneurs. Program participants should expect to dedicate at least 10 hours a week to the program; these 10 hours cover the sessions and the related work that helps entrepreneurs work through their identified challenges to growth.

We look for entrepreneurs who are curious, tenacious, accountable, and can run with new ideas or methods. We exist to push entrepreneurs to address their challenges head on and regularly test their assumptions. 

Contact Beth Johnson, Program Director, to set up a meeting – or (434) 806-1689.

Of course. We connect with entrepreneurs at all stages and welcome anyone who wants to learn more about mission-driven companies.