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GroundworkBuild a foundation for startup success.
Groundwork is an online startup training program designed to give you a foundation for startup success. Selected participants spend a semester getting trained, mentored, and coached on how to build a profitable money making business (not a hobby). All training is led by Student Dream’s successful network of entrepreneurs, investors, and business experts.
We’re not just focused on the basics. Turning a dream into a company starts with having the right mindset. It’s what separates the rich and the poor. Groundwork won’t teach you how to get a job. It will teach you how to make money through entrepreneurship.
Groundwork gives you a new mindset on minority wealth creation and legacy building. What does financial freedom look like to you? How about your wealth? Your legacy? Groundwork founders get the luxury of spending a semester getting inspired and motivated by the stories of experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs so that by the end of the program they’re fired up and fully prepared to to launch their business. This could be you. Apply Now.
WHAT YOU GET
TRAINING, MENTORING, COACHING on how to start a profitable business led by our successful network of entrepreneurs and experts.
NETWORK of like minded entrepreneurs and leaders in the startup world.
BUSINESS PROGRESS Students complete business milestones throughout the program to make tangible progress on their business concept.
COMPETE FOR CASH & RESOURCES
Top graduates are eligible to compete for cash awards and startup resources.
YOUR MENTORS - SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS
THE TEAM COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
STUDENT DREAM ALUMNI
The total cost for the GROUNDWORK program is $295 (includes tech & material fees). Payment plans are available. Scholarships are also available for students with a demonstrated financial need.