Startup Academy

Presented by Duke Energy


Want to explore entrepreneurship but not sure where to start?  

Join us for our new entrepreneurial cohort Startup Academy.

The Startup Academy has been created to fill the gap between entrepreneurs in the idea phase and those businesses who are ready for Entrepreneurial Academy. This academy will assist you in vetting your idea, determining your readiness, and learning the steps to prepare for entrepreneurship. Topics include idea exploration, customer value, fundamentals of business startups, and entrepreneurial mindset.

The academy is a 4-week cohort occurring four consecutive Mondays from 6:00 pm – 8:00pm August 7th – August 28th . The location is the Greenhouse 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, Fl

Startup Academy is a precursor to Entrepreneurial Academy® . 

Cost: Tuition for the program is $200.

– There are no refunds for this program once a participant confirms enrollment.
– There are no discounts or incentives for this program.


The deadline to apply is July 28, 2023. 


Fall 2023 Semester Dates: August 7 – 28
Classes will be held at The Greenhouse every Monday evening from 6 – 8 PM

Spring 2024 Semester Dates:  TBD


Please email Lauren Frawley at for any questions if Startup Academy is a fit for you! 

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