NEXT COHORT BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2024
Whether you've already launched or have a side hustle you'd like to grow, the Own Our Own Entrepreneurship Academy has practical tools to help you succeed.
Having a successful business is rarely the result of good luck, but is tied to building your knowledge and putting in the work. Are you ready to learn the skills you need? What are you waiting for?
NOTE: Our Standard Application Fee is $400 due with your application.
Interested in a scholarship? Click the link below to see if you qualify!
NOTE: Scholarships are income eligible.
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 13-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 thirteen 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.
All sessions take place via Zoom from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Week 1: Jan. 9 - Your entrepreneurial "DNA"
Week 2: Jan. 16 - Customer discovery 101
Week 3: Jan. 23 - Customer discovery workshop
Week 4: Jan. 30 - Marketing: getting and keeping customers
Week 5: Feb. 6 - Building your business model to grow
Week 6: Feb. 13 - Legal structures
Week 7: Feb. 20 - Discovering The Bottom Line-Costs, Needs, Break-Even Point
Week 8: Feb. 27 - Accounting for Growth
Week 9: Mar. 5 - Financial/Accounting, Technical Assistance Workshop
Week 10: Mar. 12 - Planning For the Future
Week 11: Mar. 19 - Crafting Your Pitch
Week 12: Mar. 26 - End of Cohort Celebration
*Week 13: Apr. 2 - Technical Assistance Workshop
* Bonus Week- Technical Assistance Workshop
PAST ACADEMY PRESENTERS INCLUDE
Click on the presenters name for their bio
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,
Founder, Levels Business Consulting
Jonnet Solomon, Founding
Partner, Blockchain Labs, Inc.
and CEO of Elliptic Commerce
Entrepreneur Lending Director, Bridgeway Capital
Derrick Wilson, CEO,
The Wilson Group
Visions 2020 LLC
Food Innovation Lab Manager
Craft at Chatham
Chef & Instructor
Craft at Chatham
2-DAY ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOT CAMP
Stayed Tuned for a Spring Bootcamp announcment
Discover the Entrepreneur in You
Do you want to start a business but don’t know where to start? Do you want to gain valuable insights, network with industry experts, and take your business idea and inspiration to the next level? If so, Own Our Own’s Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is the perfect opportunity for you!
Join us for two unforgettable days of inspiration, growth, and entrepreneurial empowerment. We can't wait to see you at the Own Our Own Boot Camp!
$150 Tuition is due at Registration
📅 Dates: Stay tuned for the Spring 2024 dates.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.
📍 Location: Own Our Own Business Development Center, 626 N Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
🔥 Why Attend Our Entrepreneurship Bootcamp? 🔥
🚀 Dynamic Speakers: Our lineup of entrepreneurship experts will share their knowledge and insights on a wide range of entrepreneurship topics, from customer discovery and marketing to startup strategies, funding/finances, and scaling your business.
🤝 Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, mentors, and business enthusiasts. Build valuable relationships and expand your entrepreneurial network.
📚 Educational Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops designed to enhance your entrepreneurial skills. Gain practical, actionable strategies you can implement immediately in your startup journey.
🧠 Thought-Provoking Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in entrepreneurship. Explore innovative solutions and gain valuable perspectives.
🎁 Exclusive Resources: Attendees will receive exclusive access to a structured evidence-based, internationally known curriculum materials, resources, and tools to support your entrepreneurial ventures.
🌐 Who Should Attend? 🌐
Own Our Own Bootcamp is tailored for aspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders, small business owners, and anyone passionate about entrepreneurship. Whether you have a business idea in mind or you're looking to grow your existing venture, this Boot Camp is for you.
Own Our own entrepreneurship academy alumni
Jendayi Comprehensive Home Care
Gamble Family Bakes
Cent of Community
Lelia's Natural Care
Slice of Delight LLC
Pettiford Administrative & Notary Services
Harp’s Hometown Sports Lounge & Grill
Rebecca Guillory Gilmer
RGG & Associates
Start & Scale
Ruach Bikes and Burgers
Tiffany Marie Design Studio
Shyne Bryght Carribean
Valicia’s Sweetery & Catering
Madeline Z. Sample
Pearl’s Bridge of Hope
Oasis Farm & Fishery
Karbon Vine LLC
Sanant Counseling & Wellness LLC
House Bayou 412
Family, Friends, Unity & Passion Meals
"I AM" Campaign Tees
For Urban Pastors
Arielle Donelan Designs
Brandon Phillips LLC
Profound Real Estate
Spencer & Khirsten Scott
A PAR Health Care