Entrepreneurship Education, Enterprise Development & Financial Literacy
We train underserved, low-income and minority entrepreneurs to help them start, develop and grow their businesses.
Basic Entrepreneurship Program
Centro's Basic Entrepreneurship Program was designed for individuals primarily in the idea stage of their business and who have not been exposed yet to any business education. The program is delivered through Centro's Global Network of Affiliates.
Entrepreneur readiness program
Centro's advanced entrepreneurship program was purposefully created for those who have completed a basic entrepreneurship program or similar training, have a portfolio of products or services, and want help developing a business model they can act upon. In addition to participating in weekly workshops, entrepreneurs are mentored by business students who are enrolled in Centro's MBA Advisor Program.
MBA Advisor Program
Centro trains graduate business students to become business advisors and professional coaches. During the program, volunteer MBA Advisors work one-on-one with an entrepreneur in our Entrepreneur Readiness Program to advise and coach them through the process of developing and executing on their business plan. MBA Advisors are also supported by a body of experienced professionals who give back to the community serving as their mentors.
Technology Solutions for Entrepreneurship
We are stewards in the field of mobile apps for business planning, designed specifically for individuals who lack any business education or experience.
In 2014 we launched in English the first mobile app that writes a basic business plan for you. Today, our app also helps entrepreneurs assess their creditworthiness and determine which micro lenders best suit their needs. It has also been translated to Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
We also share our knowledge and experience with micro-finance institutions and entrepreneur development organizations everywhere.
Centro provides customized consulting services to other organizations working in the micro-finance and entrepreneurship development space. We work with these organizations to come up with solutions to systemic challenges.