Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program 2023: Cycle 1
The Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP) aims to support diversity in small business ownership across South Carolina by providing minority and women entrepreneurs with business plan development support, technical skills, and the chance to compete for a startup capital award.
HOW IT WORKS
LEAP is an intensive ten-week virtual course during which small business owners expand their business knowledge. The course culminates in participants refining their business plans and presenting them for a chance to win a capital investment. All LEAP graduates leave the program with the ability to seek business financing as well as a comprehensive business plan.
CURRENT SESSION INFORMATION
The next LEAP session will be virtual and open to anyone in the state of South Carolina.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, regardless of location. Classes will be held virtually on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00. Classes will begin on August 29 with the last class on October 31. Business plans are due on November 10, Pitch Recordings are due on November 17 and Pitch Nights will be held on November 20 and November 21.
Any entrepreneur or team of entrepreneurs interested in developing or expanding a business in South Carolina can apply to participate in LEAP.
Questions? Contact SCCLF Program and Partnership Manager, Greg Perry at email@example.com to learn more about future sessions.