Let's face it. Startups aren't your average small business client.
Want to specialize your freelance business to support high-growth startups? Want to build a playbook for scoping typical projects, pricing your work, and prospecting new customers in the startup community?
Tampa Bay Freelancers: take your business to the next level with the Freelancer Program—a curated 4-week workshop-style course from the startup operators of Embarc Collective.
Startup Optimization. Learn how to position yourself for startup freelance work and build a playbook for scoping typical startup projects.
Effective Project Communication. Become well-versed in "startup speak" to effectively win over clients and deliver on your projects.
Getting $$$. Startups have limited budgets, and creative payment plans can maximize your ROI (equity, anyone?). Learn how to get paid and evolve your pricing as your startup clients evolve, too.
Planning for Future Growth. Learn how to prospect new startup clients and build a talent roadmap that helps you scale.
Plus, you'll become a part of our exclusive Freelancer Talent Directory to promote your work among our national network of investors, startup support organizations, and a community of 100+ member companies hungry to leverage vetted freelance talent like you.
Currently a Freelancer. You currently own a freelance or sole proprietor business that is currently a team of 1-3 based in the Greater Tampa Bay area.
Desire to Work with Startups. You are interested in growing your business to work with tech and tech-enabled startups, but have had little experience working with them to date.
Clear Priorities. You come to the table with a clear understanding of your current challenges and goals to bring your freelance business to the next level.
I already have a successful freelance business. Is this program for me?
Yes! This program is created for full-time freelance professionals based in the Greater Tampa Bay Area who are looking to bring their business to the next level by specializing in serving startup clients.
When and where will the program take place?
Embarc Collective’s next Freelancer Program will take place in late Summer 2023. Our sessions will meet in person every Tuesday from 9AM-11AM ET at Embarc Collective. Thursdays will provide interactive group working time from 9AM-10AM ET held virtually over Zoom.
Is there a cost to participate in the Freelancer Program?
To provide the best possible education, resources, and community, a program fee of $995 will be charged upon acceptance to the program. This fee can be broken into three payments.
Do I have to attend all of the scheduled live sessions?
We strongly encourage you to join as many live learning sessions as possible - there’s no substitute for the magic of learning together with your peers. However, all workshops will be made available afterward on-demand.
Is there a digital community to communicate with others in the cohort between sessions?
Yes! You'll have access to a private community space on Slack exclusively for students of the Freelancer Program. There you can share your progress, get feedback, ask for help, and more.
Why is Embarc Collective building a freelancer program?
Our vision is for Tampa Bay to be seen as a great place to build a business—at all stages of the startup journey. To accomplish this vision, we need great freelance talent that is trained in communicating and serving the unique needs and challenges of startups. Through this training, our freelancer network will gain relevancy and efficiency to work with the startups that we individually support and the networks we are connected to.
Be a part of Tampa Bay's freelancer community supporting early-stage startups.