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Now Accepting Applications for CAPE 2012 Cohort-Application Deadline Extended to June 1!




On behalf of the Leavey School of Business and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, we are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Cohort of the California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE).

CAPE is a 6-month initiative for early-stage entrepreneurs in California who seek a dynamic and rigorous program in which to learn the fundamentals of starting and building a business. By providing business education and mentoring, it is the CAPE mission to help entrepreneurs develop and implement business plans to launch startups that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy.

Candidates will be selected based on their personal backgrounds and experiences, the stage of development and likelihood for success of the business idea, and the potential contribution to the California economy. All candidates must complete an online application-this process includes multiple exercises designed to refine the candidate's business idea and assess the potential for a successful launch.

California Program for Entrepreneurship
June-November, 2012
3-Phase/6-Month Program

Phase I: Pre-Workshop Preparation
Virtual Exercises and Assignments
Two Intensive On-Campus Weekend Workshops (July & August)
Mentor Meetings
Bronson Scholar Designations Announced

Phase II:  One-Week Intensive Workshop
One-Week Intensive On-Campus Workshop (September 6-12)
Virtual Exercises and Assignments to Prepare for the Workshop
Focused and Personalized Education on All Aspects of a Professional Business Plan
All Classes and Speaker Events Held at Beatuiful Santa Clara University Campus in the Heart of Silicon Valley

Phase III:  Post-Workshop Mentoring & Pitch Preparation
Two Intensive On-Campus Weekend Workshops (October & November)
Expert Business Advisors
Networking Events
Preparation of Professional Pitches
Business Plan Competition ($5,000 Grand Prize)

Program funding has been secured to cover the costs of classes, workshops, seminars, books/class materials/case study licenses, as well as lunch and coffee breaks for on-campus sessions.  There is an educational/administrative fee as follows:

Individual Participant: $5,000
Applicant + 1 Co-Founder/Partner:  $3,500 per person (submit 1 application per startup)
Team of 3-5:  $3,000 per person (submit 1 application per startup)
*Note* The above fee may be reduced by program fellowships.

Special SCU Alumni and Current Student Individual-Level Pricing: $3,000
SCU Alumni and Current Students (any SCU School/College graduate student or undergraduate juniors/seniors) Will Receive a $2,000 Reduction of the $5,000 Individual Fee Via a Fellowship From the Leavey School of Business

Applications accepted now through May 1, with the program set to begin with virtual exercises in June. For more information or to apply, please visit the CAPE page on the CIE website.

Tags: California Program for Entrepreneurship, CAPE, CIE, entrepreneurship, Leavey School of Business