Free FastTrac training for entrepreneurs begins Thursday

Feb 4, 2020 | Business, Engagement, General News, Innovation

Entrepreneurs working to establish a new venture can gain more information about startups and pursue development of their work idea along with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs through the upcoming free FastTrac for Founders training at Louisiana Tech.

It begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Rawle Enterprise Center, 509 West Alabama Avenue in Ruston. Training will continue there from 5:30-8 p.m. each Thursday through April 30.

The workshops are focused on topics that are essential for assessing both the feasibility and sustainability of a new venture. Before getting started, the business model needs to be developed and refined, a budget drafted, sources of funding identified, and the rationale for establishing an enterprise must be presented effectively. The workshops provide information, resources, and tools needed to design and develop a business model with staying power.

The series includes classroom instruction and online training, along with independent study and face-to-face discussion in both group settings and one-on-one counseling sessions.

To complete the mandatory intake interview for this free training, contact the Technology Business Development Center (TBDC) before the start date by calling 318.257.3537 or emailing

For more information, contact Enterprise Center and TBDC director Kathy Wyatt at