The Shenandoah University Institute for Entrepreneurship will offer a low-cost Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certificate (ESBC) program for $99 from the weeks of June 14 through Aug. 2. The program is non-credit bearing, so admission to Shenandoah University is not required. Partial scholarships may be available for those participants identifying as low-to-moderate income households.
Using CO.STARTERS Core as the base curriculum, this cohort-style program equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.
The only real prerequisites to joining the program are 1) having an idea, 2) being willing to question, shape and fine-tune that idea, and 3) being willing to talk about the idea with others.”
Montressa Washington, Ph.D. | Professor of Management & Director of Institute for Entrepreneurship | Shenandoah University School of Business
Participants enter into a facilitator-led, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded peers. Working together, participants develop and fine-tune their ideas, critically examining every part and determining next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community, using a simplified version of the Business Model Canvas. This approach enables entrepreneurs to rapidly uncover flaws in their concepts and find viable models more quickly. Participants leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, articulate their models, and repeat the process with the next great idea.
Please complete the interest form below by June 7, 2021, and our friendly staff will be in touch to schedule a chat to ensure this is the right program for you.
Space is limited. Acceptance is on a rolling basis, so apply early!
This opportunity is made possible through funding from the Truist Foundation.
Questions? Contact Montressa L. Washington, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.