Whether you've already launched or desire to run a catering company, bakery, food truck, farmer's market booth or an online food service, we are glad you're here!
Our food-based business Cohort is scheduled to begin mid-September.
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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.
All sessions take place from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Week 1: Mar 16 - Your entrepreneurial "DNA"
Week 2: Mar 23 - Customer discovery 101
Week 3: Mar 30 - Customer discovery workshop
Week 4: Apr 6 - Marketing: getting and keeping customers
Week 5: Apr 13 - Building your business model to grow
Week 6: Apr 20 - Legal structures
Week 7: Apr 27 - The bottom line - costs, needs, breakeven point
Week 8: May 4 - Accounting and cash flow
Week 9: May 11 - Finance workshop
Week 10: May 18 - Crafting your pitch
Week 11: May 25 - Planning for the future
Week 12: Jun 1 - Celebration night
Past Academy Presenters Include
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Vernard Alexander, CEO,
Minority Networking Exchange
Priya Amin, Founder,
Nisha Blackwell, Founder & CEO, Knotzland
Paulette Blanks, Founder
Divine Delectables Baking & Catering Company
Russel Bynum, President/Creative Director,
Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc.
Michelle Chenn, Founder,
Axiom Advancement Corp.
Wayne B. Cobb II, Esquire
James Hancock, Owner
Hancock Accounting and Bookkeeping Solutions
Nashid Ibn Ali, Founder & CEO, Global Wealth Law Corporation
Cory Lakins, Founder, President and CEO,
Aimed Human Services,
Jonnet Solomon, Founding
Partner, Blockchain Labs, Inc.
and CEO of Elliptic Commerce
Entrepreneur Lending Director, Bridgeway Capital
Founder, Levels Business Consulting
Derrick Wilson, CEO,
The Wilson Group
Own Our own entrepreneurship academy alumni
Cent of Community
Rebecca Guillory Gilmer
RGG & Associates
Madeline Z. Sample
Pearl’s Bridge of Hope
Lelia's Natural Care
Start & Scale
Oasis Farm & Fishery
"I AM" Campaign Tees
Arielle Donelan Designs
A PAR Health Care
Brandon Phillips LLC
Spencer & Khirsten Scott,
For Urban Pastors
Profound Real Estate