Launch NOLA Business Academy Application
The application deadline for our next cohort beginning in Fall 2018 is July 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Applications received after this date and time will be considered for the winter/spring 2019 Business Academy. Our cohort-based course is 14 weeks long, starting in mid-late August, 2018, held once a week from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Classes will be held each Monday at one of our facilitation locations in St. Roch/St.Claude/7th Ward area. Once we receive your completed application, we will schedule an interview at our offices at 2025 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116. The course cost is $150. Payment plans are available.
The selection process is competitive, as we receive applications from many promising entrepreneurs. We screen applications for businesses/ideas that we believe are focused, actionable, and likely to succeed and pay careful attention to each entrepreneur's level of commitment to the business, history of perseverance, and the degree to which they have thought about and worked on the business/idea so far. The Launch NOLA program, an initiative of Thrive New Orleans, is based in the St. Roch neighborhood but is not limited to businesses and entrepreneurs currently located in St. Roch. We want all of our entrepreneurs to be able to take the lessons that they’ve learned from our program and plant their businesses in their own neighborhoods, making a difference for their community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
If selected for the entrepreneurship course, your attendance is MANDATORY for every class.
This 14 week course includes:
– Course binder and materials.
– Access to legal support.
– Business support and brand development strategies.
– One-on-one mentorship to provide guidance throughout the course.
– Opportunity to pitch your idea during our annual pitch completion in front of potential investors and customers.
– Ongoing support system provided by Launch NOLA and partner organizations.
The course cost is $150. Payment plans are available.
Launch NOLA is an initiative of Thrive New Orleans whose vision is to see individuals empowered to change their lives, families and community. Launch NOLA provides Business training, support, & affordable resources for urban entrepreneurs, empowering them to create sustainable, successful business in New Orleans.
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If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-564-7739 and we can set up a time to meet with you at our office located at 2025 St. Claude Avenue.
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On average the application takes 10-25 minutes to complete. Be sure to give yourself enough time to answer each question fully.
Launch NOLA would like to congratulate and thank you for completing this application. The next steps are for us to review the applications after the July 15, 2018 deadline. Applicants will be asked to come in for an informal interview and info session during late-July/early-August. The Academy will begin mid-to-late August 2018. There’s limited room in each class because we want to make sure that we’re able to offer personalized attention to each entrepreneur. If you aren’t selected for THIS class, you will be placed on the waiting list for the next class. The course cost is $150, with the first $50 deposit for the class will be due at the time of your acceptance, the 2nd payment of $50 due by the first class, and the final payment due by week 5 of the class. YOUR ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CLASSES. If there are barriers prohibiting this (ex. finances, transportation), please let us know and we will work to accommodate your needs.