IDEA Works FW

IDEA Works FW is a creative, dynamic program that provides emerging businesses with nurturing relationships, tools, an attractive work environment, and access to resources to scale their enterprises.

About

IDEA Works FW™ is a creative, dynamic program that provides emerging businesses with nurturing relationships, state of the art tools, an attractive and secure work environment, best practices and access to global resources to sustain and scale their enterprises. Businesses owners in the program benefit from being in a collaborative environment and a creative, dynamic space that provides the owner with a just-in-time approach to delivering specialty services to their business.

Program Elements In addition to the basic services that include space, utilities, meeting space and access to other entrepreneur support organizations, the program includes specific services and resources for stage one (2-9 employees) businesses. These include: Coaching (from program management and advisors) Mentoring (from our Entrepreneur-in-Residence and serial entrepreneurs) Advisory Council (comprised of established business service companies) Assessments & Collaboration (on your business model, management team, & employees) Growth Resources & Connections with Financial Capital and Talent (from strategic partners) Growth Transition Team (in place six months prior to expected graduation)

About IDEA Works FW The IDEA Works FW program is designed to have flexibility and deliver just-in-time services with discussion and coaching with incubator management and the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is comprised of established, curated business service companies from multiple business support industries that provide advice and counsel to clients through targeted monthly roundtable discussions and quarterly Advisory Council mix and mingle events with IDEA Works FW clients.

IDEA Works FW benefits the offerings of the Fort Worth startup community and the small businesses that have the potential for employment growth, have the capacity to innovate, potential for investment, possess a community or civic interest and have the potential of catalyzing other employment or economic growth. IDEA Works FW, a mixed-industry incubator, is a public-private partnership with the City of Fort Worth and the BAC Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. IDEA Works FW is designed with the following objectives: Job creation Entrepreneurial development Strengthening Fort Worth’s entrepreneurial Innovation driven operations

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Write a business plan
  • Find research tools & data sources
  • Write a marketing plan

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Coworking, Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator Space
  • Coworking Spaces

Economic Development

  • Lease Review

Find Funding

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers

Hiring & Managing People

  • Retention
  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing & Sales

  • Web Site Development
  • Market Research
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Social Media Marketing / E-Commerce
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Brochure Design
  • Advertising
  • Demographics/Census Data

Mentors

  • Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Training Programs

Networking & Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

New Product Development

  • Patent Information

Nonprofit & Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Permits and Regulations

  • Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Patent Information

Research Sources and Libraries

  • Business Research Resources

Site and Business Location

  • Incubator Space
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Lease Review

Startup / Form a Business

  • Startup business counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development

Training

  • Business Management and Strategy Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
Primary Contact
Ed Riefenstahl
Address
600 E Rosedale St
Fort Worth, TX 76104