The Small Business Accelerator is an intensive training program designed to help small businesses headquartered in Austin seek new markets and enhanced value for their enterprise. The program leverages online learning platform, Coursera, to deliver a detailed accredited curriculum focused on growing a small business. In addition to the online learning, participants will regularly meet in-person for enriching supplemental lectures, activities, and peer-to-peer coaching sessions.
Altogether, this program offers over 35 hours of online and in-person training held weekly beginning September 26, 2019 to December 12, 2019, with final presentations on January 16, 2020.
To determine selection of applicants, we will take into consideration the following:
The number of months that the business has been in operation
Average annual revenue
Total number of part-time and full-time employees
Likelihood that the business will hire new employees in the next 12 months
Up to 20 individual business owners will be selected from the application process. Upon acceptance, participants will be required to pay a non-refundable and non-creditable $200 tuition. Classroom in-person sessions will be held on Thursday evenings at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78704.
Small Business Accelerator Timeline
Application Deadline: July 1 - August 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. CST