The Biz Lab 

Entrepreneurial Development Program for Young Adults

Building Sustainable Businesses!

The Biz Lab offers entrepreneurial and business development programs that train college students and young adults on the intricacies of developing a viable business idea or wealth building strategies.

Over the course of 90 days, each participant receives in-depth training and support in developing and launching their own small business venture.

The training sessions focus on covering 4 business development components, which are:

Legal Foundation

Branding & Marketing

Financial Management

Customer Relations

Each training session is composed of in-depth strategies that allow participants to get a thorough understanding of developing a profitable business venture.

The Biz Lab’s goal is to be a resource center for new and aspiring entrepreneurs and to provide them with technical entrepreneurial skills. Our curriculum educates each participant on entrepreneurial and financial strategies in order to create generational wealth. Upon completion of the program, participants will possess the knowledge and skills to generate immediate revenue for their individual business ventures. 

Eligibility Requirements

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply:

  • Local Residents of Jefferson County or surrounding areas
  • Idea stage or Early stage (3 years or less) business idea. 
  • Financial ability to pay appropriate program registration fees 
Application Process

The Biz Lab provides trainings four times per year, which are segmented into cohorts. The program is designed to be intimate and provide as much one on one assistance as possible;  therefore program space is very limited. Applications are accepted only during the “enrollment window”, which occurs one month prior to each cohort start date.

Participants are chosen by a Selection Committee that reviews all applications and choose individuals to be admitted to the program. Due to limited availability, individuals are encouraged to apply early. Individuals that are not accepted with their initial application are encouraged to re-apply  for the the following cohort.  

APPLICATION: Once applications are open, all materials must be submitted before the deadline. Please check back later for enrollment and application acceptance dates.   

PROGRAM CALENDAR:  Each participant must commit to attending  ALL  pre-scheduled training sessions. Due to the rigorous nature of the training, we cannot allow make-up sessions due to absences; therefore, failure to maintain consistent attendance will only hinder the individual’s progress with the development of their venture. 

Application Checklist:

The following materials must be completed in order to receive admission into the program:

  • Completed on-line application attached with photo identification.
  • 1 minute video briefly  describing your business idea (uploaded in application portal). 
  • Program Fees: Applicant agrees to pay a program fee of $299 ($99 non-refundable fee due at time of application; remaining balance due before program starts). 

 Applications are now CLOSED!!

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