{APPLICATION} The Black upStart
Interested in starting a business? Own a business but haven't grossed over $5,000 in revenue? The Black upStart is for you! Apply to to receive The Black upStart training and learn how start and scale a successful and profitable business.

The Black upStart competitively selects a cohort of up to 10 African-American entrepreneurs interested in starting an enterprise. To date, we have trained over 100 Black entrepreneurs in the District of Columbia, Brooklyn, Baltimore and Raleigh.

Black entrepreneurs participating in this program have graduated and been featured in Black Enterprise, Good Morning Washington, Blavity and Washington Post and have received investments from the Carolina Small Business Development Fund, National Urban League, Piranha Tank , and the National Society Black Engineers to name a few. Products developed as part of the incubator have been shelved at CVS and showcased and festivals around the nation to include Essence and the Black Luv Festival.

The program leads participants through the process of:

(1) Idea Generation & Validation;
(2) Prototyping;
(3) Business Canvas Development; and
(3) Product Launch & Pitching.

Costs:
$99 - Down Payment Due Upon Acceptance

The total cost of the program varies based on the program you select. We are currently offering two program options:
- 3-Day Accelerator
- 6-Day Bootcamp

For more information email Kezia M. Williams at info@theblackupstart.com

To apply, please complete the application below.
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Do you currently have a business idea? *
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Please submit a 250 word essay stating why we should accept you into this program. Your essay should include the following: (a) your business idea (b) why you want to start this business (c) the benefits that you think the Black upStart can offer you and (d) any additional information you want to provide. If you do not have a business idea, please indicate in detail why you are pursuing an entrepreneurial education. *
Admission into the program is competitive. We will only accept 20 applicants per cohort.
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I understand that if I'm accepted, the deposit of $99 is due upon acceptance. Lavern J. Chatman and Black Wall Street Homecoming scholarships are available to select students. The Black upStart will train accepted participants to raise their full tuition through a crowdfunding training, or participants can pay the entire cost in full. *
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