Entrepreneurial Academy

Entrepreneurial Academy® presented by Truist Bank 

ABOUT

The Entrepreneurial Academy® is an eight-week in-person course that teaches existing and future entrepreneurs the essentials of starting and owning a business.

With a combination of subject-matter experts, direct mentoring, coaching opportunities, pitch practice, and timely content, the Entrepreneurial Academy highlights the fundamentals of launching and growing a business. 

The program is invaluable for businesses at any stage, from guiding startups in their first years of operation to supporting established businesses looking to grow within their chosen industries.

The weekly content is practical, applied and resource-rich. Over 8 weeks, students have an opportunity to learn through compelling stories of entrepreneurship, resilience, and innovation.

These instructors and business leaders share one thread in common– they’re connections for life. These relationships don’t end when the program does.   

 Classes are held every Monday night from 6:00 pm – 9:00 during Spring and Fall semesters.

Cost: Tuition for the program is $399.

Tuition includes:

All participants will be invited to take an Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP) assessment ($45 value). Upon successful completion of Entrepreneurial Academy®, graduates will receive a free 1-year Startup membership to the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce ($350 value).

To be eligible for the free Chamber membership, participants must attend 6 of the 8 educational sessions.

**NOTE: There are no refunds for this program once a participant confirms enrollment.**

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Anyone interested! Entrepreneurial experience is not necessary to apply. This course is open to the public.

TOP FIVE REASONS EA IS MEANT FOR YOU

WHEN & WHERE

Fall Semester 2022 Dates: September 19 – November 7
Classes will be held at Thrive DTSP every Monday evening from 6 – 9 PM

Spring Semester 2023 Dates:  TBD



QUESTIONS?

Please contact Lauren Frawley, lfrawley@stpete.com, for any questions if Entrepreneurial Academy is a fit for you! 

APPLY FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL ACADEMY!

TWO SPOTS are remaining for for Fall 2022 semester.  Applications due by Friday 9/16/22  @ 2 PM. Check back for Spring 2023 dates SOON!

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