Ready to be your own boss? This is your chance! In this course only, one lucky participant will be chosen to receive $1,000 in seed money. Use the cash to help implement the no-nonsense lessons from Charlotte's Kenneth C. Paulus, a top startup consultant, successful executive and entrepreneur. With more than 20 years of experience, Paulus has raised more than $30 million in funding and helped launch 10 new ventures in the past seven years. Yours could be next. Whether a product or service, bring your business concepts to apply throughout the course as you validate your idea, build your plan and prepare your pitch. The course will draw on Paulus' experiences and involve local guest lecturers and experts from their relevant fields.