Cultivating community entrepreneurs with Village Launch

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A Village Launch Business Entrepreneurship Academy cohort | Photo via Village Launch

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Village Launch?

Village Launchwhich “exists to equip and enable under-resourced entrepreneurs to become providers, creators, and contributors in their community” — is part of Mill Community Ministries (think: Mill Village Farms + Village Wrench)

Village Launch’s Business Entrepreneurship Academy (BEA) equips Greenvillians to start + grow their own businesses by teaching market research, customer development, financial planning, social media, and more. You may recognize BEA alum Javela Singleton of Gifted Hands Artisan Soap, and you can see more Village Launch alumni here.

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A Business Entrepreneurship Academy cohort attending class | Photo via Village Launch

The next 10-week BEA program starts June 17, and costs $250 (payment plans are available). You can pre-register for the cohort here.

Additionally, the team is looking for mentors from a variety of backgrounds to cultivate + support the next BEA cohort. There will be a drop-in social + information session on Wed., May 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Poe West (556 Perry Ave.), so you can learn more about how you can support the next diverse group of aspiring entrepreneurs. Can’t make the meeting? Fill out a Mentor Interest Form to start the process. 

Want to get involved in another way? Click here to make a donation to all that Village Launch is doing for our community.