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YOU can join Cohort III!

Whether you’ve already launched, or you are exploring a new idea for a business or cause, we are glad you are here! The Own Our Own Entrepreneurship Academy 12-week program will begin on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 . (See Cohort I alumni here and past facilitators here). Click here for the schedule of classes.

The course is $249 if you register on or before 12/20; it is $299 after 12/20. You have the option to break this down into three payments.


Registration is a two-step process: 1) filling out the registration form and 2) making payment.

Click here to pay online (select Own Our Own from the drop down menu) or contact us to pay by check:


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Start or Grow Your Business with Confidence!

Articulate your business model

Gather & apply real-time customer insights

Get help with legal,

accounting, & more.

Gain valuable allies & accountability partners

What is the Own Our Own Entrepreneurship Academy?


The OOO Entrepreneurship Academy is a 12-week, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action.

Participants enter into a facilitator-led, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of 10-15 like-minded peers. Over the twelve weeks, they develop and fine-tune their ideas using the CO.STARTERS Canvas, critically examining every part and determining next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community.

Participants leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable venture, articulate their models, and repeat the process with the next great idea.  Click here to register.

Academy Schedule

All sessions take place from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Week 1: Jan 14 - Your entrepreneurial "DNA"

Week 2: Jan 21 - Customer discovery 101

Week 3: Jan 28 - Customer discovery workshop

Week 4: Feb 4 - Marketing: getting and keeping customers

Week 5: Feb 11 - Building your business model to grow

Week 6: Feb 18 - Legal structures

Week 7: Feb 25 - The bottom line - costs, needs, breakeven point

Week 8: Mar 3 - Accounting and cash flow

Week 9: Mar 10 - Finance workshop

Week 10: Mar 17 - Crafting your pitch

Week 11: Mar 24 - Planning for the future

Week 12: Mar 31 - Celebration night

Past Academy Presenters Include

Click on the presenter's name for their bio

Vernard Alexander, CEO, Minority               Priya Amin, Founder, Flexable                       Michelle Chenn, Founder,  

Networking Exchange                                                                                                            Axiom Advancement Corp.

Nashid Ibn Ali, Founder & CEO                    Jonnet Solomon, Founding                         Derrick Wilson, CEO, The

Global Wealth Law Corporation                    Partner, Blockchain Labs, Inc.                      Wilson Group

                                                                          and CEO of Elliptic Commerce

Click here to register.

Own Our own entrepreneurship academy alumni



Lelia Broughton,

Lelia's Natural Care

Christian Moore,

Start & Scale

Tacumba Turner,

Oasis Farm & Fishery

Trashawnda Ward,

"I AM" Campaign Tees

Chabelly Batista,

Rooted Botanicals

Arielle Donelan,

Arielle Donelan Designs

Grace Oxley,

The Move

Alichia Parker-Thomas,

A PAR Health Care

Brandon Phillips,

Brandon Phillips LLC

Spencer & Khirsten Scott,

Intentional Events

Cynthia Wallace,

For Urban Pastors

Thomas Wallace, 

Profound Real Estate