Etsy.org, the company’s non-profit arm, announced the launch of its Regenerative Entrepreneurship Program via an email Friday. The program is for leaders of New York City businesses who intend to have an impact locally.
Program requirements specify that candidates must own a business or have a strong pre-revenue idea, plan, and projections.The program will run for fourteen sessions and require about fifteen hours of time per week, the announcement estimates. The course is meant to cultivate the social values that Etsy audits itself for each year.
The announcement describes the program as follows:
The Regenerative Entrepreneur Program is designed to be participatory and emergent. In addition to lectures and lessons from successful entrepreneurs and visits to role model businesses, each participant will spend time in nature, partake in group and individual reflective workshopping, and receive one on one mentorship.
The mentors, led by Rev. Donna Schapper, include restauranteurs, designers, business educators and Etsy staff.
Accepted entrepreneurs will receive full scholarships. Those not accepted will be invited to an as yet unannounced series of events.
Applications are due by 5 PM on August 4. Sessions will run from October 2 to January 23, in 1000 Dean Street, Crown Heights, Brooklyn.