Business Boot Camp Sessions

A 5-part workshop series, offered throughout the year at different neighborhood locations.

  • This program is geared towards local teens and adults. It is offered at no cost in community venues to improve access and to increase the level of residents’ entrepreneurial knowledge. 
  • The individual workshops are two hours long and participants can meet with business counselors one-on-one before and after each session. 
  • Participants who attend at least three of the sessions will be awarded a Certificate of Completion at a graduation ceremony. 

The curriculum covers:

  • Vetting your big idea
  • Customer discovery
  • Marketing techniques and considerations
  • Financial management
  • Establishing the building

Current Southwestern Middle High School students will be able to take the boot camp during the school day and participate in a business pitch competition.

Register now for upcoming boot camps:

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
4119 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48505
February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15

Flint Southwestern Middle High School
1420 W 12th St, Flint, MI 48507
(Only current students will be accepted)
March 19- 23, 26-30

Our Lady of Guadalupe
2316 W. Coldwater Road, Flint, MI 48505
April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17

Graduation Ceremony for All Sessions

May 24

Presented by UM-Flint's Innovation Incubator with a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.