Fund17 Launches Be the Boss Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs

Nonprofit Fund 17 provides inclusive business support and capital to entrepreneurs throughout the 17 wards of New Orleans. Through a partnership with local impact consulting firm trepwise, the organizations are offering a new weekly program that will provide one-on-one business coaching for entrepreneurs.

The Be the Boss Accelerator is a 12-week program that will run from September 16 through November 18. Applications are due this Friday, August 28. 

Fund 17 revealed the ideal candidate currently earns between $40,000 to $150,000 in annual revenue, has a business registration and bank account, regularly spends at least 20 hours per week working on their business, and is prepared to take their business full-time within the next six months. 

The goal of the program for participants to :

  • Learn how to effectively build and manage a team, starting with your own role.
  • Understand what it takes to grow your business’s capacity through the use of tools, systems, and/or additional contractors/employees.
  • Make connections to other entrepreneurs who have achieved accomplishments and overcome challenges similar to yours.
  • Create a focused plan for the next 1-3 years based on your personal and business goals.

Click here to learn more about the program.