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NICHE Jr. - Neighborhood Incubator for Creatives, Hustlers, and Entrepreneurs

Calling all Northwest/Westside youth!

Have you ever thought of starting your own business?

NICHE Jr. is here to teach you how.

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Beginning on June 12 to July 28, we will host our NICHE Jr. program, designed to provide business education, support, and engagement for teens interested in starting their own businesses. We'll spend seven weeks learning the basic concepts of business administration, marketing, and sales. Graduates will have a chance to pitch their businesses and compete for grants.

Full and partial scholarships are available for those who qualify.

This program is both rigorous and fast-paced. We anticipate entrepreneurs dedicating a minimum of 45 hours per week to successfully complete the program. Space is limited. To be considered for scholarships, applicants must:

  • Have adequate transportation to and from 6851 Michigan Road, 46268.

  • Be a student or recent HS grad between the ages of 16 and 20

  • Priority will be given to students who reside in zip codes 46260, 46268, 46278, 46228, 46222, 46208, or 46254.

  • Commit to attending 75% of all sessions. Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Commit to completing 100% of assignments on time. 

This is a competitive application process. Only 15 students will be accepted into the 2023 summer cohort. 

Applications are due by May 15, 2023.

Please check all that apply:

Thank you for your interest. Your application will be saved for the Summer 2023 cohort. In the meantime, we encourage you to check our SCORE, SBA, and other support agencies. 

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