Scholarship Details - Continuous Strategic Innovation

City of Charlotte Scholarship for
MicroMasters in Continuous Innovation Program
at the Small Business Center

Purpose: To support the development of existing businesses in targeted areas of Charlotte and the surrounding region such that the local economy of our community is strengthened.

Number of awards available:
Award Amount: $ 437
Total Course Tuition: $525+CAPS Fee (scholarship recipients are responsible for net difference)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2013

Scholarship Details:
Designed for entrepreneurs who want to expand an existing business and need the skills to innovate and, the MicroMasters In Continuous Strategic Innovation is a comprehensive five-month program that provides entrepreneurs with individualized practical training designed to teach businesses how to ignite innovation and align their business to meet growth challenges. Spring 2014 scholarships will be awarded to existing businesses interested in participating in the MicroMasters in Continuous Strategic Innovation program (SBX 8119).

Eligibility requirements:

  • Business must have been operating for a minimum of one year with same owner, and
  • Business must be one of the following:
    • Certified by the City of Charlotte as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE). Learn more about SBE certification here.
    • Operating in an office, retail or industrial building located in the City of Charlotte’s Business Corridor Revitalization Geography. Learn if your business is in the eligible geography here.
  • Completion of Scholarship Application including all applicable attachments and an attached written statement responding to the following questions:
    • As a business owner, what do you perceive as your areas of strength?
      As a business owner, in what areas do you need improvement?
    • AS a business owner, how can participating in the MicroMasters in Continuous Strategic Innovation program help grow, develop and enhance your business?

Scholarship applications must be received by December 31, 2013 to be eligible.

Download the Application (coming soon)

Mail to:            Jerrianne Jackson
City of Charlotte
600 E. Trade St
Charlotte NC  28202