BE Your Start

Do you have an idea for a business but don’t know how to get started? Or do you have a business you are working on but need assistance with building a team, finding customers or ideas for growth? Either way, look no further than Braathe Enterprises’ startup accelerator program, BE Your Start, a program to turn your ideas into a reality. Students will have the opportunity to apply to the program and pitch their idea for a startup. If accepted into the program, they will have the opportunity to get their startup idea off the ground.

The program is free of charge and runs for 8-12 weeks. The program is currently running at locations such as UMass Amherst, the Capital District of New York and online. Click here to learn more about application windows and when the next session will start.

Braathe Enterprises

Founded in 2005, the company that became BE (Braathe Enterprises) in 2011 has been providing consulting services to businesses of all sizes and individuals seeking to start their businesses or careers.

The company began by offering services for Apple users, and quickly evolved into a consultation practice offering additional services including content creation (blogs, podcasts, social media) and customized training classes and workshops.

BE has served clients in Australia, Hong Kong, UAE as well as across the United States. Clients have included hotels, resorts, IT companies, consultants, business owners and entrepreneurs. Projects have included running business accelerator programs and events, team building workshops, personal business training, customer relationship management and business development.

Robert Braathe

Robert Braathe of BE Your Start is a speaker, educator and mentor delivering engaging, interactive presentations on topics such as Marketing, Communications, Human Resources, Education, and more. His years in management with Disney, Gap and Apple as well as his 12 years as a business consultant and startup consultant give him unique perspectives on a wide array of topics. He has also mentored entrepreneurs through consultations, accelerator programs, college classes and high school programs.

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