{APPLICATION} The Black upStart
Interested in starting a business? Own a business that has grossed fewer than $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 10-15 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:
Covered by the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation and the George Kaiser Family Foundation

For more information email us at info@theblackupstart.com

To apply, please complete the application below.

Bootcamp Dates:
FEBRUARY 2020
Week One Classes - February 15 - 16, 2020
Week Two Classes - February 21- 23, 2020
Week Three Classes - February 27 - 28, 2020 

MAY 2020
Week One Classes - May 15 - 18, 2020
Week Two Classes - May 22 - 25 - 16, 2020
Week Three Classes - May 29 - 31 (Anniversary of Massacre), 2020
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Please use the following format: 987-654-3210
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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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