Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Registration for the Fall 2024 Boot Camp is now open.  The Fall 2024 Boot Camp classes will kick off on Wednesday, September 11 and will continue through the end of November taking place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 9 p.m. in-person at the Chamber office. If you would like to register please scroll to the bottom of the webpage.

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.

If you would like to learn more, please fill out the inquiry form to be connected  with Laura Mann, Vice President, Business Resources.

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 Credit Union, a $1,500 cash grant from supporting sponsor, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, a one-year Chamber membership, office equipment from Repeat Business Systems, an education package from SUNY Schenectady County Community College and two computer training courses from MicroKnowledge.

SUNY Schenectady 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).

If you would like to learn more, please fill out the inquiry form to be connected with Laura Mann, Vice President, Business Resources.