Thank you for submitting your application for our Fall 2023 Entrepreneur Workshop!

What’s next?

  1. Interest Meetings: We will reach out to schedule an interest meeting. The meetings are informal and designed to help you get to know us better and ensure our program is a good fit for you. We’ll go over expectations and dates and answer your questions. We’re also eager to learn more about you and your business idea or existing business. The meetings will be conducted virtually via Zoom, Google Meet, or in person from Monday, June 5, 2023, until Tuesday, July 25, 2023.
  2. Survey:  When we schedule your interest meeting, we’ll send you a link asking you to complete a pre-interest meeting survey. We ask that you complete it before your scheduled interest meeting. We use this data to understand better where you are with your business or business idea and the areas we can most help you.
  3. Notification: We will notify all applicants about admission into our workshop on Friday, July 28, 2023. We often receive more applications than spots in our program; if we cannot offer you an opportunity to participate, we will have a waitlist in case any seats open before the workshop begins.
  4. Enrollment and Orientation: If you are offered a spot in our workshop, then you must confirm your participation by returning your signed acceptance letter by Friday, August 4, 2023, and schedule an orientation session between the dates of Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and Thursday, August 17, 2023. Orientation sessions are in person on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
  5. Workshop Begins:  The workshop will begin Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and continue every Tuesday evening until Tuesday, December 12, 2023. You are expected to attend all 16 weeks as a requirement to complete the program

Thank you again for applying! If you have any questions, please let us know!

Best Regards,

Shannon Beach, Director of Programs

(434) 260-5166 or

Juana Dent, Program Coordinator (Charlottesville)

(434) 253-4551 or

Christine Caldwell, Workshop & Outreach Coordinator (Culpeper-Orange)

(434) 218-3481 or

Together we are strengthening our community.