Course Overview

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Kauffman FastTrac® teaches aspiring, early-stage entrepreneurs how to launch their businesses.

Gain comprehensive knowledge and skills for venture creation and growth.

You will have access to content, templates, and tools as you progress through five modules that mirror the entrepreneurial journey. By the end of the course, you will have developed and refined your entrepreneurial vision into a thoroughly researched and tested business plan.


Get started making your idea a reality and exploring the journey of becoming an entrepreneur.


Position your idea in the market, understand your customers, and solidify your business model.


Commit to reaching your market, making a sale, and protecting your business.


Perfect your strategy before launch and make sure your finances are in order.


Plan for launching, leading, and growing your business.

You decide how you want to learn: online and self-paced, or with a FastTrac affiliate facilitator in a cohort of your peers.


This flexible course is designed to provide information, tips, exercises, and tools to help you refine your business concept.


Guided by a facilitator, participants learn from an instructor, guest speakers, and classmates.

FastTrac is available in both English and Spanish.

Whether you enroll to take it at your own pace or join a facilitator-led cohort, the FastTrac course content is available in both languages.

Frequently Asked Questions

FastTrac is for any aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur who is looking for relevant information, real life entrepreneur experiences, and tools to help through your entrepreneurial journey to starting a business.

Courses are offered self-paced (online), or with a FastTrac affiliate (in-person, virtually, or blended). Depending on what course you sign up for will depend on what your course looks like.

The course content is not industry specific but will be relevant and applicable to anyone looking to launch a business.

Self-paced learners have the flexibility to progress through the content at their own pace. The affiliate learner, will follow an agenda provided by the FastTrac affiliate and will last 8-12 weeks. On average, to complete the course from Ideate to Launch, will take approximately 30 hours.

You can Explore Courses to see if there is a course near you. 

FastTrac affiliates are entrepreneur support organizations in cities throughout the country: women’s business centers (WBCs), small business centers (SBCs), libraries, 2- and 4-year educational institutions, to name a few.

Explore our Success Stories, where program graduates share their experiences going through the FastTrac program.

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