Access to Capital Academy

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Access to Capital Academy (ACA) is an intensive training program designed specifically for entrepreneurs to help coach you on how best to engage investors, pitch your company and attract investment.

ACA program is a joint, regional initiative, spearheaded by Arlington's BizLaunch program, the D.C. Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at Howard University and The Wealth Syndicate LLC. The program will provide you with the training and support you need to refine your message and get noticed by investors. Your organization will be one of a cohort of local entrepreneurs who will be trained to position and pitch your business before a room of financial providers and investors.

ACA will take place April thru May and culminate with the opportunity for top participants to pitch their business to a room of financial providers and investors. Participants will be required to attend the following educational sessions:

Course Schedule:  

Session One: The Business Pitch
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Arlington Economic Development, 1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500, Arlington, VA 

Session Two: The Nuts and Bolts of Financial Statements – The Key to Success
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Arlington Economic Development, 1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500, Arlington, VA

Session Three: Preparing for the Unexpected:  How to Protect Your Business Assets
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Howard University, 2600 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Session 4: Designing a Winning Business Proposal
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Howard University, 2600 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Session Five: The Main Pitch Event
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Howard University, 2600 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Note: If selected to participate in the Access to Capital Academy, there is a $25 non-refundable course fee.

The deadline for applications was Feb. 28. 

 

Presenting Partners
 

BizLaunch   

DCBDC  

Wealth Syndicate