Venture Davie

Local Entrepreneurs & Investors Spurring Growth Together

This 3-month accelerated program will give selected participants tools from local professionals to create a solid foundation for a successful business. Venture Davie is a collaboration between the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie Community Foundation, and Davidson-Davie Community College Small Business Center.

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Apply for the March – June 2023 Class

How is the program designed?

This 6-session program, plus an “Angel Investors” graduating class, is designed to meet the demanding schedules of parents, young adults, and those with jobs. This program is to help you navigate through the process of starting your own business. Professional speakers will lead you through each session, giving you firsthand knowledge of being an entrepreneur. No prior experience is needed.

What is the cost of the program?
This program costs $300 to participate in and is non-refundable.
What if I don’t know much about business?
Not a problem, and that’s why you signed up! This program is designed to help regular people explore and establish businesses in Davie County. All you have to do is have an idea, and we give you the tools to make the best decisions for your business.
What if I don’t have a business idea?
We think you should wait to sign up. This class is for individuals who want to take an idea and hopefully make it a reality. The program is fast-paced and focuses on outcomes for your specific business.
Will everyone be expected to start a business?
Absolutely not! We want you to succeed and give you the tools and knowledge to do so. Our goal is to reduce your risk and improve your likelihood of success, and sometimes, that means NOT starting a business. We would love to see all participants successfully start their businesses, but each person is different, and each idea is unique.
Who are the Angel Investors?
Upon completing your class, you will present to a few Angel Investors who will decide if they would like to invest in your business or idea. These individuals are from Davie County and are excited to learn more about your business, give you constructive feedback, and potentially invest. If your business or idea is offered funding, there is no pressure for you to accept their offer.