The Mercer Innovation Center is excited to launch CO.STARTERS, a nine-week, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.   CO.STARTERS, which costs $199 to attend, is open to community members and will begin in October 2019.  Register here to reserve your space.

Drawing from the experience of successful entrepreneurs and start-up veterans from around the globe, CO.STARTERS walks creative small-business owners through lean, effective business modeling methods in a simple and intuitive way, and with the help of a supportive community. Rather than treating a start-up like a large corporation and writing a detailed business plan, CO.STARTERS participants are encouraged to build and test small models first. In the process, participants receive real-time customer feedback, update their models to meet customer needs and avoid creating businesses based on incorrect assumptions.

The CO.STARTERS program has a global reach, serving numerous communities across the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

For more general information on CO.STARTERS, visit  To learn more about CO.STARTERS in Macon, email