MORTAR is a resource hub for urban entrepreneurs across Cincinnati. We exist to invest in the people and solutions that will change our city; encouraging these empowered entrepreneurs to use their imaginations and creativity to not simply earn money, but to also make a difference in their communities.
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We will be reviewing applications and selecting ideas that we believe are the most likely to succeed. We want all of our students to be able to take the lessons that they’ve learned from our program and plant their businesses in their own neighborhoods, making a difference for their community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. If selected for the entrepreneurship course, your attendance at each class session is MANDATORY.
This course includes:
– Culturally competent curriculum and materials.
– Cohort model for driven entrepreneurs to support each other.
– Access to on-site legal support provided by UC Law.
– One-on-one mentorship supplied by SCORE to provide guidance throughout the course.
– Opportunity to pitch your idea in front of potential investors, community leaders and customers.
– Ongoing support system provided by MORTAR and partner organizations.
– Business support and brand development strategies that continue even after graduation.
Thanks to our partnerships & funders, we’ve been able to keep the tuition costs for the course down to ONLY $295 for the entire 14 weeks, and the 18-month Alumni Program at no charge for qualified participants! Payment plans are available if you’re unable to pay the entire balance at once.
IN 2019, THE MORTAR ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY WILL TENTATIVELY BE HOLDING CLASSES IN MARCH AND AUGUST. THOUGH WE ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS, THOSE RECEIVED AFTER THE PLACEMENT FOR EACH COURSE DEADLINE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE NEXT COURSE SESSION.
Applications can be submitted via this form on our website or if you’d like to fill it out by hand, please print it out and mail to:
1329 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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