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Do you want to connect with large suppliers in order to grow your business? The Innovator’s Journey (InJ) Program is a statewide learning program in person and online, that allows you to navigate through a standard workflow and helps small businesses gain access to capital and contract opportunities to grow their businesses by providing entrepreneurial education and training opportunities.

The application deadline is September 11, 2019!

The Innovator’s Journey Program will be held at various locations across North Carolina (listed below):

Applicants must attend 6 weeks (once weekly) of a 2-hour entrepreneurial training course at the location they’ve selected to apply for. This program is being provided free of charge to all InJ Program participants.

Details & more information on classes held per location:

  1. Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center / Shaw University in Downtown Raleigh: Each class will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30p-8:30p or Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The program will begin the week of September 23rd. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a culminating pitch event with various large corporations looking for diverse suppliers and various lenders during the week of November 4th.
  2. Eastern Women’s Entrepreneurship Center / Elizabeth State University in Elizabeth City: Each class will be be held on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The program will run from September 23 through October 28. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a culminating pitch event with various large corporations looking for diverse suppliers and various lenders during the week of November 3rd (date/time/location TBD).
  3. Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte: Each class will be be held on Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The program will begin the week of September 23. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a culminating pitch event with various large corporations looking for diverse suppliers and various lenders during the week of November 3rd (date/time/location TBD).

What you’ll be walking away with: 

Want to learn what it’s all about? Attend one of our info sessions:

The application deadline is September 11, 2019. Apply today!