Take a leap, launch your business.

Learn how to start a business in CT through the Chamber’s Entrepreneur Academy.

An 8-Week program designed to help emerging entrepreneurs formulate their idea into a profitable business. Participants will receive training from experts, mentorship, and gain access to local resources.

Designed for big thinkers.

Participants should be in the early stages of their venture from idea-phase to approximately 1 year. Prior entrepreneurial experience is not necessary. The Chamber is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning community.

What you'll learn

For 8 consecutive weeks Entrepreneurs can expect weekly in-depth classes teaching you how to start a business. After 8-weeks of classes there will be a final demo day event where you will have the opportunity to share your business with the Chamber community.

Basic legal and accounting assistance will be available on a limited basis throughout the course.

Course Topics

Finance: Budgeting, Accounting, and Tax Implications

Legal Fundamentals and State Registration Requirements

Market Research and Defining Your Initial Target Market

Creating A Minimum Viable Product

Access to Capital

Marketing, Advertising, and Developing Your Brand

Pitching Your Idea

Leadership, Execution, and Goal Setting

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Entrepreneur Academy is made possible in part by CTNext.

Interested in Entrepreneur Academy?

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