James J. Hill Center Statement Regarding Current Closure

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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 10-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. There are only three prerequisites to joining the program:

(1) Having an idea
(2) Being willing to question, shape and fine-tune that idea
(3) Being willing to talk about the idea with others

Over the ten-weeks, a group of 10-15 entrepreneurs meet together one evening a week for three hours, led by a facilitator. CO.STARTER certified facilitators are experienced business owners from the community who guide participants through the program. Facilitators ask critical questions, draw on the knowledge in the room, and use available resources and connections to point participants in the right direction. Guest speakers are brought each week to enrich the conversation.

Click here to learn more about the curriculum structure.

Working together, participants develop and fine-tune their ideas, critically examining every piece and determining next steps through real-time feedback. Participants leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, articulate their models, and repeat the process.

Click here to learn what makes this program different.

For questions regarding the program email [email protected].


Patrons with accessibility needs please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit.