FORGE and Ignite: Peer Coaching for Students Ready to Blaze their Entrepreneurial Path

Jan. 15, 2024
Students engaging in venture development and coaching at STEAM FORGE

College isn't just exams and textbooks. It's an incubator for big ideas, audacious dreams, and the ideal time to unlock entrepreneurial potential. But where to start when the spark of an idea turns into confusion and self-doubt? Enter the journey of entrepreneurial mindset and venture development coaching with FORGE, a secret weapon for turning sparks into bonfires. 

"Peer venture coaching held me accountable," commented a past student participant. "Talking to an actual person, knowing someone was invested in my progress – that was the push I needed." 

At FORGE (Finding Opportunities and Resources to Grow Entrepreneurs), we empower entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you're a student brimming with new ideas or already building a venture, our Student Venture Pathways peer coaching program is here to fuel that journey. 

Here's the deal: 

  • Get paired with a peer coach: Connect with someone who's walked the same path and gets the hustle and the hurdles. The program offers real-world experience and honest advice. 
  • Tailored guidance for your stage: Whether you're sketching your first napkin masterpiece or polishing an investor pitch, your coach will meet you where you are. It's about your entrepreneurial journey at your pace. 
  • Unlock the UA ecosystem: Your coach is your guide to the university’s ecosystem – resources, workshops, funding, you name it. Tap into the Wildcat network to see your vision soar. 
  • Flexible sessions, your way: Choose from quick 30-minute chats or dive deeper with hour-long brainstorming sessions. Meet virtually or in person at convenient locations across campus.  

Ready to take the next step? Please fill out our FORGE Interest Form and let us know your interest level. We'll match you with the perfect coach, and soon, you'll be navigating the entrepreneurial journey with a fellow Wildcat at your side. 

Don't just take our word for it - listen to fellow students who gained support and insight with the help of FORGE: 

  • "Peer venture coaching helped me develop ideas," said one student, echoing a common sentiment. "it helped me solidify those ideas I had in the back of my head."  
  • "FORGE opened my eyes to how business works," another student shared. "Intellectual property, trademarks, copyright – it opened a whole new perspective."  

Coaching isn't just about knowledge, it's also about confidence and accountability. 

"FORGE helps us untie the worries within," another student commented. "It makes us more confident."  

Connect with FORGE to discover the entrepreneurial version of you. With the right coach by your side, you'll turn ideas into reality and discover a confident, resourceful, and unstoppable version of yourself. The future belongs to those who dare to build it.  

Take the first step today, and watch your entrepreneurial flame ignite!