Start-Up Academy

Our inaugural Entrepreneurial Start-Up Academy is an exceptional program that offers you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the multifaceted realm of entrepreneurship. Over the course of 10 weeks, you'll not only receive compensation but also engage in profound experiences and training to help take your concepts to creation. These experiences include direct interactions with a diverse range of organizations throughout San Antonio, mentorship, and innovation labs! During the Entrepreneur Start-Up Academy, you will collaborate with influential figures within San Antonio's vibrant business community and establish a solid foundation within the entrepreneurial landscape. We encourage individuals from all disciplines and backgrounds to apply! Whether you possess a business-oriented mindset or a creative perspective, we believe that entrepreneurship is a state of mind that knows no bounds. Our doors are open to all types of entrepreneurs and individuals, and we encourage you to bring your unique ideas, perspectives, and talents to our Entrepreneurial Start-Up Academy. 

What's in it for YOU?

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Comprehensive Entrepreneurial Education: Our Entrepreneurial Start-Up Academy provides a thorough education covering all aspects of entrepreneurship, empowering you to confidently navigate the business landscape and turn your ideas into successful ventures.

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Expansive Networking Opportunities: Throughout the program, you'll connect directly with diverse organizations and influential individuals, building a powerful network that can lead to collaborations, mentorship, and future growth.

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Financial Compensation: In addition to the valuable education and networking, you'll receive compensation for your participation, making it a rewarding opportunity to invest in your entrepreneurial journey.


Mandatory commitments for Start-up Academy

Sessions are every Thursday (September 19th, 2024 - November 21st, 2024) 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Week 1 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Week 2 Understanding Your Market as an Entrepreneur
Week 3 Communicating Your Idea as an Entrepreneur
Week 4 Handling Failure as an Entrepreneur
Week 5 Attend Big Rowdy Idea
Week 6 Building a Business Plan
Week 7 Financial Literacy in Entrepreneurship
Week 8 Managing Risk as an Entrepreneur
Week 9 Who am I Becoming as an Entrepreneur
Week 10 Graduation & Networking Luncheon


Retreat and Summit

September 13th, 2024 Najim Ecosystem Retreat | 8am -  5pm
October 4th, 2024 Najim Ecosystem Summit | 10am - 3pm