Great entrepreneurs aren't born, they're made.

The Applied Entrepreneurship Program helps people reach their full startup potential through building an entrepreneurial mindset, gaining the tools and resources necessary to succeed, and growing the confidence in themselves to launch their own business.

Through the Applied Entrepreneurship Program, college students and community members:

  • Gain the tools and resources necessary to start a business
  • Professionally communicate with others in the community
  • Create their own entrepreneurial network and ecosystem
  • Conduct market research
  • Build a business model canvas and/or business plan
  • Learn how to pitch their business in front of investors, bankers, & community members
  • Find mentors in specific fields
  • Work from different host sites in the local business community
  • Collaborate closely with mentors to develop and refine a business plan for their idea
  • Tour local business and hear from guest speakers to gain additional perspectives
  • Reflect on their entrepreneurial journey through journaling


Cohort 1

Cohort 1 meets Tuesdays
& Thursdays

From 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Cohort 2

Cohort 2 meets Thursdays

From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cohort 3

Cohort 3 meets

From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Our students come from the community and the following higher education institutions:

Applications For Our
2024-2025 Programs Are Now Open

Apply Today

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Paliga atΒ