Start MicroEntrepreneur Accelerator Program (Start:ME) is an intensive 14-week accelerator program that provides the most promising micro-entrepreneurs in the Evanston community business training, mentorship support and the early-stage financing needed to develop their businesses.
We connect micro-entrepreneurs with Knowledge, Networks and Capital.
Knowledge: We deliver 14 weeks of hands on learning that injects needed business acumen into participating ventures.
Networks: We connect participating entrepreneurs to one another, and to a range of local business professionals and other support organizations through a tailored mentorship program, regular community events, and virtual tools.
Capital: We provide guaranteed, low cost loans through our dedicated loan fund to the most promising ventures as selected by the entrepreneurs themselves.
See the recent graduates from Start:ME 2018 here.