The six-week, part-time bootcamp, which is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration‘s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition program in collaboration with =SPACE Newark, trains multicultural entrepreneurs in foundational entrepreneurial skills to become a high-growth, technology startup founder or a Main Street small business founder.
Entrepreneurs will be given training, combined with applied case study work, to learn and refine their skills over the course of the program.
Training Sessions will provide entrepreneurs with access to asynchronous learning modules — created specifically for the Brick City program — with specific activities tied to each.
There will also be opportunities to build relationships with other entrepreneurs in the cohort, and team-building activities to help facilitate these engagements, plus, outside of educational sessions, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity for 1:1 or small group mentorship with the VentureLink Team.
VentureLink is New Jersey’s largest startup incubator, with 55 established businesses, 98,000 square feet of office and lab space and 11,000 square feet of coworking space.
The Brick City Entrepreneurship Training program supports individuals who are underrepresented in the high-technology entrepreneurial community. This includes women, individually identifying people, veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals.
You do not need entrepreneurial experience to be qualified. Individuals of all professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply, especially those with entrepreneurial aptitude, an idea and the tenacity to build a high-growth startup.
The program runs from July 7 to Aug. 18. Applications for the summer program are open now through June 10. Applications can be submitted here.