Friends- The application deadline for the 2023 Santander’s Cultivate Small Business is January 27th! This FREE 12-week course is like a mini-MBA for emerging food businesses who've been in business for at least 1 year. The online class is taught by professors from Babson College. Classes begin in April! Everyone who completes the class is eligible for a grant ranging from $2000-$13,000 to invest in growing your business.
Santander's Cultivate Small Business Program provides business education, capital, and mentorship to early-stage entrepreneurs in the food-industry in MA, RI, and NY.
Entrepreneurs will graduate from the program with an updated business plan and pitch, a strong grasp on their target market, cash-flow, financials, growth goals, and mentor relationships.
Want to learn more? CommonWealth Kitchen is hosting an information session on Wednesday, January 18 from 5-6pm EST. Sign up here for the info session.
Interested entrepreneurs can reach out to [email protected] or apply directly here.
When is it?
The 12-week virtual program runs April 6th, 2023 to June 28th, 2023.
What do I get?
The program provides:
● live virtual classes taught by Babson College MBA professors
● curriculum built for food business owners
● connections to mentors in the food industry
● a network of fellow food entrepreneurs
● capital grants ranging from $2,500 to $13,000
Who runs this?
Cultivate Small Business is fully funded by Santander. The program is a collaboration between Santander, Babson College, CommonWealth Kitchen, and ICIC.
How can I get more information?
● If you have any questions about the program you can contact Ploy@commonwealthkitchen.org
● Apply now here
The team has reviewed applications and begun scheduling interviews on a rolling basis. We strongly encourage you to apply early to allow sufficient time for gathering necessary documentation.
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