As many of you know, Level Two is more than just a Coworking Space, and with this in mind we have a series of programs that were created as a result of our Mission to foster entrepreneurship and cultivate growth in small business.  They start with some virtual events and end with what we hope is an in person student pitch competition.  These virtual events are just a small way to help some local small businesses to get some attention and a few additional sales.

Small Business Virtual Tastings/Experiences – This Winter

Virtual Tasting with Brew Link – February 25th at 6:30

We are having a live virtual beer tasting with two of the Brew Link Owners, Jess and Ruari Crabbe. Registration to this event comes with a 4-Pack of Brew Link Beer. We will discuss the 4 beers included in the purchase, a little bit about the brewing process and the ups and downs of their entrepreneurial journey. Join us for a great time with one of a kind access to one of Plainfield’s most popular businesses. Once you purchase the ticket, you can pick up your item at Brew Link starting February 22nd. The address is 4710 East, US-40, Plainfield, IN 46168.

Virtual Experience with Toy Buzz & Fizz – March 11th at 6:00

Join us for this live virtual experience with the Owner of Toy Buzz & Fizz right here in Plainfield. Registration to this event comes with a Lego set. We will discuss the Lego sets that are included with the ticket along with other things that the store offers plus Bob’s entrepreneurial journey. Choose the ticket of the item you would like to have and once your item is ordered, you can pick it up the week of the event! After you purchase the ticket, unless you chose delivery, you can pick up your item at Toy Buzz & Fizz at 119 N Vine St, Plainfield, IN 46168.

Tasting with Oasis Diner Virtually and at Level Two– April 8th at 6:00

Join us for this live tasting with the Owner of Oasis Diner right here in Plainfield. This event will be held at Level Two for up to 15 registrants and also includes a streaming option.  Registration to this event comes with a 4 pack of handcrafted soda and a slice of the Hoosier favorite, Sugar Cream Pie. We will discuss the handcrafted Sodas (root beer and butterscotch root beer) that are included with the ticket along with other things that Oasis offers plus Doug’s entrepreneurial journey. Once your item is ordered, you can pick it up the week of the event! After you purchase the ticket, unless you chose delivery, you can pick up your item at Oasis Diner 405 W Main St, Plainfield, IN 46168.

Small Business Accelerator – This Summer

Next we are planning a Small Business Accelerator that will take place this summer.  This class will meet evenings on a weekly basis over 8 weeks.  The goal of this class is to help startups, new and preventure businesses get the information necessary to build their business on a firm foundation.  This class will include guest speakers from local businesses and organizations and will include the following topics:

  1. Business Model Canvas
  2. Market research – What it is….What it does… How to obtain it… How to use it
  3. What Kind of legal structure should you choose
  4. INBIZ – Registering your business with the state and IRS.
  5. Marketing – Putting together a Marketing Plan
  6. Mentorships – why they are important (also we are planning on having mentors their and assigning a member of the cohort to the particular mentor)
  7. Cash Flow Forecasting and Business Funding Options
  8. Pitch Competition where all of the members of the Class will pitch their business to a panel with the chance to win money for their venture.

This class will have a cost of $200 and will be limited to a small group of applicants.  If you would like more information, you can fill out this form.

Entrepreneurship Summit – Fall

This is a summit we are hoping to have in-person in September or early October.  This summit will be a full day event held at Level Two where we will cover topics such as small business funding options, how to put together a Marketing Plan, how to teach your kids how to think creatively and more.  There will be breakout sessions with funding, accounting and legal experts as well as time to network with other local entrepreneurs.  We are still working on all of the details of this event so if there is a certain topic that you would like to see covered here, please let us know.

Student Shark Tank Pitch Competition – Winter of 2021

Our final event to be held in 2021 will be a Hendricks County wide pitch competition for our local high school students.  Our local students can join this competition as individuals or in teams of up to 3 and will pitch a business idea or an existing business, if a student already has one.  This event will take place over the late fall and early winter of 2021 and will culminate in what we hope to be a live pitch competition from the top finalists.  Our pitch competition will hopefully prepare our students for the State-wide pitch competition from Innovate WithIN.

 

While it is incredibly difficult to predict the future and when we will be able to participate in live events, we do believe that we should plan and hope for the best.  These events are just a small way we can help foster Entrepreneurship in Hendricks County, and if that is something that is important to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.  Level Two is a 501c3 nonprofit and are always looking for help in putting these events on.  If you are interested in partnering with Level Two in any of these events via Sponsorships or by helping us plan them, please email us at Info@leveltwocoworking.com.