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The deadline to apply for the Cohort 18 class is June 3, 2020.

Cohort 17 (Current) Class Schedule

Date Time Class or Clinic
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2020 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Orientation
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. You and Your Business (Module 1)
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Growth and Opportunities (Module 2)
Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Financial Statement Workshop I and II Clinic
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Money and Metrics (Module 3) *Working Lunch
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 2:30-5:30 p.m. You Are the Lender Clinic
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. You Are the Leader (Module 4)
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 2:30-5:30 p.m. Negotiations Clinic
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. It's the People (Module 5)
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020 2:30-5:30 p.m. Legal Clinic
Friday, Mar. 13, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Marketing and Selling (Module 6) *Working Lunch
Friday, Mar. 27, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Operations and Processes (Module 7)
Friday, Apr. 3, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Being Bankable (Module 8) *Working Lunch
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Action for Growth, Part I (Module 9A)
Friday, Apr. 24, 2020 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Action for Growth, Part II (Module 9B)

  • Cohort 17 launch reception will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
  • DCCCD is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20.
  • DCCCD is closed for spring break Monday-Friday, March 16-20.
  • DCCCD is closed for Good Friday on Friday, April 10.
Schedule is subject to change.

Apply for Cohort 18

Classes are held at the Bill J. Priest Center. Applications are accepted year-round, with deadlines for specific class dates. Please contact us for additional class schedules or any questions.

The application process has three steps:

Step 1: Quick initial application to determine if the business is qualified

Step 2: In-depth secondary application to verify revenue, staffing and business ownership

Step 3: Live panel interview

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Meet some of our module faculty.


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