Business Boot Camp Sessions

No cost to attend, thanks to generous support from the C.S. Mott Foundation

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

Upcoming Sessions

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

[Session is Full]

February 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15

Graduation Ceremony: March 16

4119 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48505

Flint Southwestern Academy

March 19- 23, 26-30

Graduation Ceremony: April 12

Only current students will be accepted.

1420 W 12th St, Flint, MI 48507


Our Lady of Guadalupe

April 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17​

Graduation Ceremony: May 24

2316 W. Coldwater Road, Flint, MI 48505