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Construction Startup Cohort

Arming construction entrepreneurs with the vital business skills to thrive in the industry.

Building a solid foundation in the construction industry is essential, but if you want your budding construction business to be successful, it’s crucial to understand the business side of things. The Construction Startup Cohort bridges this gap by providing aspiring entrepreneurs with a comprehensive program that covers everything from business planning to strategic management.


This 8-week comprehensive program is designed to guide aspiring entrepreneurs through the essential steps of launching a successful construction business. Participants learn about business planning, market research, financial statements, marketing strategies, MBE certification, business insurance, estimating, operations management, and strategic planning. Led by industry experts, this program equips participants with the knowledge and tools needed to establish and grow their construction enterprises.

Courses will take place at ECDI's Cincinnati office at 1776 Mentor Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

Program Curriculum:

  • Business Planning

  • Market Research

  • Financial Statements

  • Crafting your Capability Statement

  • MBE Certification

  • Business Insurance

  • Operations Management Essentials

  • Strategic Planning


Important dates

  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 19 at 12:00 p.m.

  • Cohort Schedule: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays from July 27 to September 14.

Apply by Friday, July 19 to give your business a solid foundation!

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