Sheri McGuire is the executive director of Longwood Small Business Development Center. She has helped craft the curriculum for Virginia’s Growth Alliances UpStart Entrepreneur Bootcamp and also is a facilitator during group sessions.
Through the SBDC, she provides follow-up mentoring and guidance to students when the bootcamp is completed.
We sat down with Sheri to get her insights on entrepreneurial excellence:
How is UpStart different from other courses designed to help entrepreneurs?
In the past, the course had been taught in the traditional classroom style. The focus was on writing a business plan. There was a textbook and lectures.