CoCo is working with the Carlson Ventures Enterprise (CVE) at the University of Minnesota to launch the Carlson Resource Desk at CoCo Minneapolis!
The Carlson Resource Desk will be staffed by full-time MBA students from Carlson School of Management, who will offer a wide variety of services in-person and via email to CoCo members , with a turnaround time of approximately one week. Some examples of services include:
- Market sizing
- Demographic information
- Consumer insights
- Market segmentation
- Competitor analysis
- Assistance with financial models
- Assessment of tax incentives and policy influences on business
The Carlson Resource Desk Associates will hold roundtable conversations at CoCo Minneapolis to field questions regarding projects and learn more about what services CoCo members will need. Roundtable dates/times:
- Tuesday, April 9: 12 – 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 10: 9 – 11 a.m.
A four-week long pilot program will begin on April 9, in which services will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis for a limited number of projects. During this launch period, each CoCo member will have access to three hours, sponsored by Carlson and CoCo, after which members will be charged $20/hour.
Carlson Resource Desk hours of operation:
- Tuesdays 12 – 3 p.m.
- Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Email questions and project request forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org