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YWahine In Business Incubator Cohort 3

Tue, Jul 16 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
15 sessions ending Thu, Aug 29
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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YWahine In Business is a 7-week long course that offers business fundamentals for new startups. This cohort offers Hawaii small business owners the right insight, knowledge, and resources for a stronger future. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. All entrepreneurs are welcome and not limited to woman owned businesses!

DATES: July 16 - September 3

  • Classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Mandatory Orientation on February 22nd (online via Zoom)
  • NO CLASSES on March 12th & 14th
  • July 9, Orientation (online via Zoom 5:30p - 6:30p)
  • July 16, Class begins
  • September 3, Graduation (at YWCA Oahu, Laniakea)

TIME: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Orientation, classes and graduation will be held in-person at YWCA O'ahu, Downtown Honolulu


  • You are in the early stages of concept development and are eager to learn how to take your product/service to market.
  • You’ve started selling a product/service on a small scale and now want to take your efforts to the next level (i.e., expand the market, more sales, earn a full-time income, etc.) and increase your chance of long-term success.
  • You’ve been actively operating your business for a few years (with no formal training) and now want to increase your knowledge of business management.
  • You are passionate about completing the entire course and launching your business.


  • Concept Validation
  • Business Model Development
  • Registering Your Business
  • Business Model Development
  • Economics & Financial Basics
  • Brand Power Marketing


  • Hawaii resident.
  • Interested in starting a business within 6-12 months.
  • Committed to participating in the full YWahine In Business Program, plus working on your business in your free time

Cost: FREE

FACILITATOR: Noela Napoleon, Lead Instructor and Business Counselor, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership and Subject Matter Experts

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 808.695.2635


Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL)
YWCA Laniakea
1040 Richards St. Ste. 105 Honolulu, HI 96813