Intro to Entrepreneurship Course

The Intro to Entrepreneurship courses provide Philadelphia artists with interactive instruction on the basics of starting and growing a business. There are three levels of courses:

  • Basic: A 2-week (15-hour) course providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur - understanding motivation, ideation, value proposition, market assessment, basic revenue structures, basic cash flow, and incorporation. No prerequisites required.
  • Intermediate: A weekend (14-hour) course providing instruction to start-up entrepreneurs - developing strategies including revenue, marketing, advanced cash flow, budgeting, taxes, and presentation skills.  Prerequisite: Basic course completed.
  • Advanced: A weekend (14-hour) course providing instruction to established entrepreneurs - developing strategies including growth tactics (customer and equity), sales, advanced marketing, HR/team building, doing business with the city/government/L&I, and tenant relations. Prerequisite: Intermediate course completed and entity incorporated.

Course calendar

May:

Basic:

  • Dates: May 24, 25, 26, and 31 and June 1 and 2 at 6-8:30pm
  • Location: University of the Arts, 211 S Broad St, Rm 511/13, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted.
  • The deadline to apply is May 10 at 5pm.

June:

Intermediate:

  • Dates: Jun 4 and 5 at 9am-4pm
  • Location: University of the Arts, 211 S Broad St, Rm 511/13, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted.
  • Prerequisite: Basic course completed.
  • The deadline to apply is May 23 at 5pm.
  • Application by invite only.

Basic:

  • Dates: Jun 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30 at 6-8:30pm
  • Location: Drexel University, URBN Center, 3501 Market St, Rm TBD, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted.
  • The deadline to apply is Jun 7 at 5pm.
  • Click here to apply.

August:

Basic:

  • Dates: Aug 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 at 6-8:30pm
  • Location: Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, 1900 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted.
  • Class will be conducted in English.
  • The deadline to apply is Jul 20 at 12pm.
  • Click here to apply.

Basic:

  • Dates: Aug 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 at 6-8:30pm
  • Location: University of the Arts, 211 S Broad St, Rm 511/13, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted.
  • The deadline to apply is Aug 2 at 5pm.
  • Click here to apply.

Note:

  • Registration is for all course sessions. Coursework is cumulative, participants must plan on attending all sessions.
  • Two hours of one-on-one consulting is available to participants at all levels.

Presented by Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts with the Business Resource and Innovation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha.

Made possible through the generous support of StartUp PHL, Creative Philadelphia — City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, and Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. Presented by Empowered Programming.