Through our virtual Africana-centered life-changing programs, we inculcate aspiring Black visionaries with the practical skills, human resources and mindset needed to become globally conscious visionary leaders who are equipped to build sustainable personal, generational and communal wealth through entrepreneurship, intentional financial planning and philanthropy.
The Consultrepreneurship is a holistic 10-week summer program that leverages Africana economic history, mentorship and unique practical learning experiences to empower Black college students and recent graduates to overcome socioeconomic barriers and build personal, generational and communal wealth.
June 7, 2021 – August 13, 2021
Candidates must be college students who are 18 years of age or older.
Students who submit an exceptional application will be interviewed and may be asked to submit a letter of recommendation.
HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL TRAINING
During an intensive week of orientation followed by weekly seminars, Consultrepreneurs receive Africana history training seen through an analytical economic lens that makes it possible for them to gain a deep understanding of the key economic historical events impacting the Black race, the lessons that can be learned from them and the continuity between history and present-day trends.
SUPERVISED CONSULTING PRACTICUM
Through the practical component of the program, Consultrepreneurs acquire practical business skills by acting as a consultant within a supervised team that provides a Black-owned business client with operational analysis, executive consultations and an industry standard consulting report.
GUIDED BUSINESS CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Consultrepreneurs develop a pitch-worthy community-minded business concept with the support of a seasoned business advisor.
Program periods culminate with a tour of a notable Black-owned business and a trip to a historical economic landmark.
Consultrepreneurs who successfully complete the program participate in a closing ceremony where they present about their business concept and overall program experience.
All Consultrepreneurs who successfully complete the Consultrepreneurship receive:
ACADEMIC CREDIT SUPPORT
DIFFvelopment supports institutional academic credit requests with any material applicants may need.
INTERNSHIP FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Consultrepreneurship is an unpaid internship. Applicants should contact their institution’s career services department to learn about unpaid internship funding opportunities. In the event that the applicant is unable to secure such funding or such funding is unavailable, they should contact us to discuss possible funding alternatives.
The Black Generational Wealth Program is an action-oriented learning experience that challenges aspiring Black visionaries from all walks of life to examine their socioeconomic status in relation to the wealth-building process and explore entrepreneurship as a viable career option that facilitates economic advancement.
How It Works
Through deep personal and statistical analysis, participants become aware of Black household and employment disparities and learn where they are on the spectrum of building generational wealth, the steps to building generational wealth and how community-minded business ownership bridges the gap.
BUSINESS CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Participants have the option to further the learning process by filling out DIFFvelopment’s original business concept form and receiving one-on-one guidance on how to take their idea to the next level.
Participants have the opportunity to learn about the business incorporation process as well as the first steps involved in bringing their business to the public.
We’ve worked with high school and university-level Black student organizations, career services departments, diversity and inclusion entities and more. We welcome the opportunity to work with groups of all sizes, from any industry, anywhere in the world!
Our one-on-one coaching program provides aspiring Black visionaries from all around the world with financial,
business, employment, higher education, professional and general life skills guidance. Development plans are
customized to suit the needs of each beneficiary and therefore vary in terms of support approach and length of
engagement. Beneficiaries can choose to have a private or Instagram Live coaching session.
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