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Coming soon in August 2024!

Online program in English


Free to apply!


Start your Small Business Today!


Created for Black and Brown entrepreneurs, Cañada College at Menlo Park is collaborating with ESO Ventures to offer a 10 week small business incubator program! Do you have a solid idea for a small business, but don't know how to start? Or maybe you are a student who started a small business, but need help growing your business to its' full potential. If this sounds like you, then the Small Business Incubator program is for you!


The Fall 2024 Cohort will be taught in English

Waitlist open! Email whitem@smccd.edu


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Small Business Incubator at Cañada College


Program Overview

Students will meet online twice a week with their instructor and growth coaches from ESO . Cañada College & ESO Ventures are committed to create a safe space for Black & Brown business owners where current issues are dealt with when discussing business creation. Starting a business can be a daunting journey, and this program offers students the knowledge, confidence, and community needed to to thrive as a local entrepreneur.


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What you will Learn


 Students will work with an ESO coach once a week using modules. The modules are centered on the must-have competencies for sole proprietors interested in formalizing and growing their businesses Students will also have the opportunity for individual sessions with experienced professionals, strategic advisors and coaches who have decades of experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this program, you will learn in a community with and from others. This includes a community of entreprenuerial peers, coaches, instructors, and ESL assistance to help translate documents. By the end of the 10 weeks, students experience improved product-market fit, refined strategy, and marketing results for your business idea.


Waitlist open! Email whitem@smccd.edu to be added


how to apply


Waitlist open! Email whitem@smccd.edu to be added