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REBOOT: Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development

ReBoot is a free, six-week class to help people turn business ideas into business plans. Entrepreneurship presents powerful opportunities for individuals and communities. Here at The Mill, we want to create more inclusive access to those opportunities. We’re offering three sessions of ReBoot in 2022, each tailored to the needs of a specific population:

  • Spring 2022—veterans
  • Summer 2022–formerly incarcerated
  • Fall/winter 2022—women impacted by the pandemic

Participants in ReBoot learn how to focus their business ideas, get customer validation, and present their business. They’ll have access to mentors, successful  entrepreneurs, and a slate of inspiring expert speakers.

All participants receive part-time memberships to The Mill, where they can take advantage of additional free programs to grow their businesses and connect to an extensive network of mentors and investors.

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ReBoot Summer 2022 Session for the formerly incarcerated: August 8–September 16

  • Exclusively for folks who have been formerly incarcerated and want to explore self-employment and entrepreneurship
  • Completely free and open to all stages of interest, whether you have an idea, an up-and-running business, or simply the desire to learn more
  • We’ll meet once a week for 90 minutes on Tuesday evenings
  • After the class, The Mill can serve as an ongoing resource

To increase the effectiveness of instruction, participation is limited to a small group. Applications open July 1 and close August 1 at midnight. We’ll then review all the applications and let you know whether you’ve been selected. Stable employment and a stable living situation are required to participate.

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July 1

applications open

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August 1

application deadline

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August 9

program kickoff

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September 16

program end

ReBoot is grateful to the City of Bloomington for its support with ARPA funds. To get involved with ReBoot, or to become a sponsor, please contact Andy Lehman, Head of Accelerator Programming.

It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone starting this journey.

Spring 2022 ReBoot participant

The program is very helpful! Everyone involved was kind and caring and easy to speak with.

Spring 2022 ReBoot participant

Thank you so much. I really enjoyed doing this. It gave me the confidence boost I needed to really get this rolling and start working on my other business ideas as well. It has been an amazing opportunity.

Spring 2021 ReBoot participant

Being part of your ReBoot Program has me doing more research on things I need and want to know about what I want to do, and reaching out to connections I now have for answers I need.

Spring 2021 ReBoot participant