Training for Entrepreneurs
By Carol Pak
December 05, 2013
I was a psychology major at the University of Michigan, with plans to head to law school after a few years of experience in the ‘real world.’ While working at the New York City Council, I was going through my inbox when an email about a new entrepreneurship course caught my eye. Sponsored by NYC Small Business Services, Kauffman, and SUNY Levin Institute, FastTrac NewVenture was a course for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new business. With no prior knowledge, and law school applications as my back-up plan, I decided to drop my full-time job and explore entrepreneurship at the ripe age of 22. Although the business I dreamt up during the course did not come to fruition as I wished, my eyes did open to a world of creativity, possibility, and change. A few months later, I was CEO of my own mobile loyalty program, and after some trial and tribulation, found myself shifting to help build another company– Plum Alley. To read more on the various Entrepreneurship Education Programs offered to New Yorkers, please see below:
Through its partnership with NYC Department of Small Business Services and Kauffman FastTrac, SUNY Levin Institute delivers several s to New Yorkers. NYC Small Business Services provides a full scholarship to all those accepted into the Kauffman FastTrac Programs, enabling over 2,500 New Yorkers to complete the programs since it began in 2009. The program is facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs and business coaches and features a highly interactive workshop format with hands-on, experiential, peer-to-peer learning with a mix of classroom and guest speaker discussions. Classes are held every 4-6 weeks, in midtown Manhattan at SUNY Levin Institute.
FastTrac GrowthVenture (next class: Jan 21) is for small business owners seeking to expand or grow their business. FastTrac NewVenture (next class: Dec 10) is for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new business.
New programs launching in 2014 include FastTrac TechVenture (next class: Jan 9), for technology or science entrepreneurs and FastTrac NewVenture for the Veteran Entrepreneur, open to those who have served at least one day in the active US military, naval, or air service.
To Apply or Register for any of these classes, please click the appropriate link below:
New Venture: http://on.nyc.gov/
Growth Venture: http://on.nyc.