Due to the unprecedented unemployment rates as a result of Covid-19, as a venture studio—experts in concepting and business creation—we have an opportunity to help people get back to work: leveraging this time to explore starting their own business.
What This Is
During this unprecedented unemployment globally, Now Go Start aims to create a community of value by turning your passions into your company.
Who We Are
Horizon Two Labs, a Columbus-based venture studio founded by experts in conceiving and starting companies, is sharing their expertise to those in need and desire to make the most of the situation we are in.
Want to lend a hand?
Now Go Start
H2L has planned a session each week for the next 3 weeks. You can attend for free by registering and sharing a little about yourself so we best understand our audience and try to evolve our content as we learn more about those we are trying to serve.
The Call to Action
Due to the unprecedented unemployment rates given COVID-19, as a Venture Studio, experts in concepting and business creation, we have an opportunity to help millions of people get back to work or leverage this time to explore starting their own business.
When adversity and difficult times come about, ‘necessity is the mother of innovation’ and life constraints, lack of employment options, and even desperation can be the best time to build a company… but only for those that are willing to put in the work and commit to the process and end goal!
We are fortunate, we are employed, doing something that we love and have gained skills most can only dream of. We can help in our own way. We owe it to ourselves and our community to lean in and help people find their purpose and a way to control their own destiny.
~40.8 million people have filed for unemployment as of May 21, 2020.
This number will increase and is likely bigger given those that can’t apply because of self-employment restrictions.
‘Stay at home’ orders make it more difficult to get the insights one needs to build confidence through access to expertise, education, and mentorship.
Take advantage of the time these individuals have to find their next thing.
Provide free online, lecture-style training to the newly-unemployed on how to create their own company.
Provide access to tools and know-how in order to reduce the inherent risk of starting a company.
The Success in Failure: Is Entrepreneurship Right for Me?
We have to start somewhere, and what better way than to go into starting your own company than to have ‘eyes wide open’.
Tools and Validation for Your New Venture
An overview of tools and methodologies to use to start your company and a deeper dive into the first stages of the validation process.
How to Build a Business Model Canvas
A step by step way to build a business plan on a single piece of paper.