Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification
Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification Program provides DC’s first-generation, under-resourced entrepreneurs, a full year of support which includes 15 weeks of intense classroom training, business planning and coaching, as well as marketing tools, networking opportunities, seed investment.
Start Date: October 3rd, 2022
ROBI is currently funded and offered through the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) for free for the eligible District of Columbia residents.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ROBI PROGRAM?
ROBI program participants must be;
- Between 18 – 24 years old
- Have a high school diploma
- Out of school & out of work
If you are applying to the program under DC Government Department of Employment Services, here is the checklist of documents you will need to be certified and or deemed eligible to participate in the program.
Resident Owned Business Incubator (ROBI)’s program of study utilizes the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification offered by Certiport, a globally recognized leader in certification exam development. Students who successfully complete the program will leave with their business plan, business license, website, logo, electronic business card, custom domain, personal email address and access to videos apps and intros, and royalty free high-resolution photos and a chance to pitch for cash in quarterly competitions.
ROBI is a fully virtual training program. Successful candidates are able to access the internet, have a basic level of technology capability, and can read and write at a 12th-grade level. Our training programs are robust enough to give you what you need and basic enough to not overwhelm you as you begin the journey of entrepreneurship. All ROBI courses are offered online through our e-learning COMMUNIVERSITY platform.
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