Application for Training

“If you have a burning desire to network your business or create a business, the CIC staff and workgroup leaders are driven to help you succeed. ” – Gilbert Gough

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the application (after May 1)
  2. Complete Interview
  3. Notification of Acceptance
  4. Sign Acceptance Letter
  5. Pay Tuition


Contact Shannon Beach, 434-260-5166 or

The next Charlottesville Entrepreneur Training Workshop will begin in August, 2017.

Interested in applying for the CIC Entrepreneur Training Workshop?

  1. Complete the Application (due Jun 30, 2017)

    • Applications will be available on May 1 for our Fall 2017 Workshop. Contact Shannon Beach at 434-260-5166 or if you would like to be notified when applications are available. We are happy to schedule a meeting to discuss your business and steps you can take ahead of the workshop. We also encourage you to check out the 2 hour How to Start a Business Workshops.

  2. Interview with a CIC Representative  (July 2017)

    • We’ll call you to schedule a time for you to meet with a CIC representative so that we can learn more about your business concept and determine whether a CIC class is right for you at this time.

    • An in-person or telephone interview is required. 

  3. Receive Notification of Acceptance or Deferral 

    • We’ll contact you to let you know if you’ve been accepted into the CIC program for the upcoming class and also let you know about any scholarships that you may have been awarded. 

    • Remember that a deferral simply means that your business concept may not benefit at this time, but you may be able to attend a future class when your concept is more defined. 

  4. Sign the Acceptance Letter   

    • By signing the acceptance letter and returning it to us you’ll be assured a spot in the upcoming class. 

  5. Send in the Payment for Tuition   

    •  Tuition is $750 and payment plans are available in special circumstances. 

    • A limited number of scholarships can also offset tuition costs. 

    • If tuition costs are an obstacle, please be sure to talk to a CIC staff member about options.