Programs and Technical Assistance


KickStartNEK: This 10-week program uses the nationally recognized Co.Starters curriculum. The program bring local business through a process to understand themselves and their business, identify customers, develop messaging, build a budget and financial plan, and think through operations and structure. The cohort-based program of peer businesses that will offer critical feedback and guidance, and offer accountability to take the next steps to grow your business. Our next KickStartNEK cohort begins February 17th, 2022. Apply to participate at

1:1 Coaching

Do North Coworking offers free 1:1 coaching to local small businesses and entrepreneurs. Whether you’ve been in business for years or just have an idea you’ve been thinking about, these low-barrier meetings are a great opportunity to get support, discuss challenges, and connect with resources that you need to take next steps or grow your business.

To schedule a 1:1 meeting, email us at

Business Plan Development

Do North Coworking is able to offer local businesses a Live Plan subscription for 3 months to help you develop your business plan and model. We’ll have an initial meeting and periodic check-ins throughout the process to help you build your plan. You’ll develop your business overview and strategic advantage, operating plan, budget and financial projections, and set milestones for success to ensure your building a sustainable model and prepare you to seek financing if necessary.

To set up a time to meet, email us at


Coming in the Fall of 2022

Forest Products Business Accelerator

Do North Coworking will be starting North America’s first business accelerator focused on the forest and wood products industry. The Forest Products Business Accelerator received support from the Northern Borders Regional Commission and will have two components. Do North is building out an additional floor to its coworking space, equipped with offices and a classroom, to provide a space for emerging and growing forest products businesses.

In fall 2022, Do North will launch a 4-month Forest Products Business Accelerator program. The Accelerator will partner with a nationally-recognized external facilitator and curriculum to support innovation in the forest industry and the development of growth-oriented forest products businesses.

We’ll be releasing more information in the coming months with program details for startup participants and forest industry leaders. If you’re interested in learning more about the program, email us at