Advanced Entrepreneurship Program
Centro’s 14-week Advanced Entrepreneurship Program is designed for small business entrepreneurs who are ready to launch or grow their businesses. Currently, the program is aimed at low-income women, minorities, veterans and other underserved entrepreneurs who are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Structure & Methodology
36 hours of in-class training on advanced business competencies, credit health and professional development
80 to 100 hours of one-on-one business advisory support
Two opportunities to join each year: Spring and Fall intake
Each entrepreneur is paired with a business student trained through Centro's MBA Advisor Program. Together, they create a robust and fundable business plan with financial projections, a credit improvement plan, and a professional development plan. View the roadmap they complete together to accomplish this goal.
Gain advanced knowledge of business concepts and analysis techniques
Create a robust business plan
Learn about professional and leadership development
Receive close, tailored and professional business advice from an MBA Advisor and a Centro team member
Improve your credit score and gain tools to manage personal and business credit
Work in a small group with other entrepreneurs and MBA Advisors
Broaden professional network
All applications are carefully reviewed and considered prior to our interview process. We seek participants who:
Can show initial sales of their product or service, or have a working prototype
Display a genuine dedication to starting or growing a business
Are able to truthfully commit to 10+ hours of Centro-related work every week for 14 weeks
Can attend weekly classes in Oakland, CA
Seek profit and provide social benefit to their community
How to Apply
Centro is offering the next 14-Week Advanced Entrepreneurship Program in the spring of 2019. Our admissions process works on a rolling basis, so we welcome applications anytime for the next available intake.
If you have any questions, please contact Irina Kurtsevaya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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