Welcome to Entrepreneur Academy, an add-on program for SPSCC student visionaries to learn how to transform concepts into investment-worthy enterprises.

This one-weekend-a-month program moves SPSCC second year students through the  expertise, capabilities, and tools needed to succeed in the dynamic world of business startups, including the inevitable failures faced along the way.

From conceptualization to funding, the Entrepreneur Academy steers a cohort of budding visionaries through each facet of the startup lifecycle with a pre-vetted concept. Our curriculum encompasses pivotal elements of entrepreneurship such as market analysis, strategic planning, product innovation, and presentation finesse. And with seasoned professionals leading the way, participants gain invaluable insights from real-world practitioners.

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Program at a Glance

  • Length: 12 months (July 2024 to June 2025)
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location: SPSCC Lacey Campus
  • Instructor: Omey Nandyal
  • Cost: Free to successful applicants - no tuition, fees, or costs
  • Class Dates: July 19-20, Aug. 16-17, Sept. 27-28, Oct. TBD, Nov. 15-16, Dec. 6-7, Jan. 10-11, Feb. 7-8, March 7-8, April 11-12, May 2-3, June 6-7

Requirements to Join the Program

  • Be age 18+ by July 1, 2024
  • Be a current SPSCC student, planning to attend in the 2024-25 school year
  • Able to maintain academic success in degree program
  • Able to commit one weekend per month for one year (July 2024 to June 2025) of in-person and virtual work
  • Must have a cell phone, laptop or computer at home, and home internet access (the SPSCC Foundation may be able to help if this is a barrier to your participation)

Program Outcomes

Note: This is a not an SPSCC course, certificate, or degree program. You will not earn credits or a credential for completing the Entrepreneur Academy.

From Concept to Market: Dive into the world of AI, Financial Technology, Financial Literacy, Blockchain, Gaming, and other cutting-edge technologies. We’ll take you from sparking an idea to crafting market-ready innovations. Learn to pinpoint market needs and forge dynamic business models with our full-scale support at every turn.

Hands-On Experience: It’s not just about learning the ropes—it’s about taking the helm! Create actual products, establish a real company, and pitch to authentic investors. Feel the adrenaline of entrepreneurship with our immersive hands-on approach.

Build and Scale: Command the essentials of business from the ground up then expand operations to global horizons. Whether it’s powering up user engagement with gaming breakthroughs or harnessing AI for smarter business solutions, we arm you with the tools for unstoppable growth.

Support and Mentorship: Absorb the knowledge and expertise of seasoned entrepreneurs and industry titans from various tech domains. Our mentors are dedicated to your success and will offer personalized guidance to steer you through the entrepreneurial journey.

Ready to Apply?

We encourage students of all backgrounds and experiences to apply!

Apply by June 15, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by June 30, 2024.

Download the application and email to nrubadue@spscc.edu by June 15 to apply!