Advanced Entrepreneurship Program

Centro’s 9-session 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

  • 20 hours of in-class training to help you analyze your business model and plans to improve it.

  • 2 hour one-on-one coaching session with one of our experienced business trainers.

  • Work with a small group of 6-10 entrepreneurs and 3-4 MBA students.

  • Led by a facilitator trained to enrich in class discussion, facilitate ideation, foster critical thinking and empower people to succeed.


  • Gain advanced knowledge of business concepts and analysis techniques.

  • Develop action plans to implement 30+ business improvement and financial empowerment tasks throughout the program.

  • Update your business plan.

  • Learn and gain live feedback from a diverse group of entrepreneurs, Small Business MBA Advisors and a Centro Trainer.

  • Broaden your professional network.


The program is intended for all, regardless of your level of education or experience. Applications are carefully reviewed and considered prior to our interview process. We seek participants who:

fee: $100 per Participation

Upcoming 9-session Advanced Entrepreneurship Programs

  • Spring 2019 intake starts March 14.

  • Fall 2019 intake starts September 5.

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 Carlo Arellano at

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Testimonials from Former Participants

Centro asks the hard questions about your business. They also help you find the answers.
— Madelyn Mackie from Madelyn Mackie & Associates
I love what I do, but it is also a great thing for my kids. It is really important for me to be able to show them that if you have a dream or something that you really care about, you should pursue it, and you can make it happen. Thank you Centro!
— Sean Walker-Smith from Tart! Bakery
I learned so much and now I understand how to grow my business.I feel confident on the path I am following, my advisor Anton Kravchenko was incredibly talented and helped me so much with all the logistics. Great organization, great people.
— Adriana A. Lahl from Sal de Vida Gourmet