Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Registration is currently open for the Spring 2020 class. The first class will be held on February 5, 2020. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Laura Mann, Vice President, Business Growth.

Our Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an award-winning 60-hour intensive training program that guides would-be entrepreneurs and existing businesses through the step-by-step process of starting, operating and managing a business. The program is held two nights per week over the course of 12 weeks.

The Spring 2020 classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Each session features business experts addressing topics critical to the growth of successful enterprises including accounting, legal, market research, real estate, taxes, insurance, payroll, cash flow, marketing, social media and more.

Entrepreneur Boot Camp Graduates – Spring 2019 Photo: Glen Stacey, Sunmark Federal Credit Union

Participants develop a business plan, and toward the end of the course present the plan to a panel of judges. The winners of the business plan competition receive a $3,000 cash grant from Sunmark Federal Credit Union, a $1,000 cash grant from supporting sponsor, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, a one-year Chamber membership, office equipment from Repeat Business Systems, an education package from Schenectady County Community College and two computer training courses from MicroKnowledge.

ShopRite is sponsoring scholarships for veterans to receive 50% off the tuition cost.

SUNY Schenectady County Community College and the Capital Region Chamber have a unique agreement that allows students enrolled in their Business Administration A.A.S. Program or the Entrepreneurship Certificate to take the Chamber’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp for college credit, listed as Business Plan Development (BUS 252).

E-mail Laura Mann or call 518.431.1430 to learn more.