The GSBA & Ventures Small Business Incubator
Are you interested in lifting an idea off the ground, registering your business, furthering your sales, or getting started as an entrepreneur? Apply for the GSBA & Ventures Small Business Incubator program!

The GSBA small business program is a collaboration with our partner non-profit Ventures for any trans, gender diverse, or QTBIPOC entrepreneur or small business owner looking to take the next step with their business. You will have the opportunity to be sponsored by the GSBA to participate in Venture's 8-week business basics course, receive a free first-year membership, and have an in-depth walkthrough of small business benefits and opportunities.

You and your business will also be highlighted and promoted on our website and social media, as well as on Ventures' platforms. Entrepreneurs will receive a scholarship to cover half of the Ventures' Business Basics Course cost, and will have additional mentorship opportunities and check-ins throughout the course.


We are currently taking rolling applications. The incubator opens 4 times a year, accepted 3-6 entrepreneurs. The cut off dates are the following: March 17th, June 3rd, August 19th, December 2nd. The only requirements are to belong to at least one of the identified communities, have one for-profit business plan or idea, and have at least one year of experience in the field. Attendance of all 8 weeks of Venture's Business Basic Course is required. For more details on dates, please see below.



Qualifications:

-Identify as LGBTQ BIPOC, Transgender, or Gender Diverse
-Over the age of 18
-Have one solid for-profit business idea and some experience in the respective field.




Dates One Must Commit to Participate by Quarter-

Q2: April-June

English Virtual Course (Open to all)- Wednesdays, 6 pm- 9-m March 31-June 2
Application Cut Off- Wednesday, March 17th. Will be notified by Friday March 19th
GSBA Orientation- Wednesday, March 24th at 4 pm - 5 pm
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, April 13th from 4 – 5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, April 27th from 4 -5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, May 11th from 4 – 5 PM

English Virtual Course (Snohomish County Residents only): Thursdays, April 8-June 10
Application Cut Off- Wednesday, March 17th. Will be notified by Friday March 19th
GSBA Orientation- Wednesday, March 24th at 4 pm - 5 pm
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, April 13th from 4 – 5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, April 27th from 4 -5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, May 11th from 4 – 5 PM

Q3: July-September

English Course (Open to all)- Thursdays, June 24-August 26
Application Cut Off- Thursday, June 3rd. Will be notified by Thursday June 10th
GSBA Orientation- Thursday, June 17th at 4 pm - 5 pm
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, June 6th from 4 – 5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, June 20th from 4 -5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, August 10th from 4 – 5 PM

Q4: October-December

English Course (Open to all): Thursdays, September 9-November 18
Application Cut Off- Thursday, August 19th. Will be notified by Thursday August 26th
GSBA Orientation- Thursday, September 2nd from 4 pm - 5 pm
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, September 28th from 4 – 5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, October 12th from 4 -5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, October 26th from 4 – 5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, November 9th from 4 - 5 PM

English Course (Snohomish County residents only): Wednesdays, September 15-November 17
Application Cut Off- Thursday, August 19th. Will be notified by Thursday August 26th
GSBA Orientation- Thursday, September 2nd from 4 pm - 5 pm
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, September 28th from 4 – 5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, October 12th from 4 -5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, October 26th from 4 – 5 PM
Cohort Check In- Tuesday, November 9th from 4 - 5 PM



-PLEASE NOTE-

There are some courses reserved for Snohomish County Residents only. Ventures also offers courses in Spanish, if you prefer Spanish please find more information below.

También Ventures ofrece cursos en español, si prefieres español por favor encuentra más información aquí https://www.venturesnonprofit.org/en-espanol/cursos/orientacion/

If you have any further questions please reach out to Levi Coffin (they, them) our Program Manager at levic@thegsba.org
Email address *
Please enter your contact information below
Name *
Pronouns *
Address
Phone Number
About Yourself
Date of Birth *
MM
/
DD
/
YYYY
In your words please describe your Gender Identity
In your words, please describe your Ethnicity
Business Information
What is your business idea and/or business name?
Please describe your business product or service *
Please describe your experience in this industry *
Is this business a partnership? *
Have you completed a business plan for a business? *
What makes you stand out from your competitors? *
Have you taken any steps to start your business? *
Have you taken any steps to start your business? *
What support are you looking for from GSBA?
Why do you want to be apart of the GSBA & Ventures Small Business Incubator program? *
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
reCAPTCHA
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google. Report Abuse - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy