The Opportunity Hub Pre-Accelerator Cohort is a six (6) month educational and experiential based curriculum taught in the evenings once per week by our hand picked and vetted innovators, entrepreneurs and investors that have built large companies from nothing and sold them for hundreds of millions of dollars, collectively.

Pre-A covers entrepreneurial mindsets, ideation, customer discovery, minimum viable product, business model generation, entrepreneurship fundamentals, access to capital, pitching, branding, marketing & a industry specific cohort of the student’s choice.

Pre-A also includes a startup legal package (valued at $2,500) and 12 months of unlimited coworking (valued at $4,800) at the OHUB campus of choice. Applies to paying students. Watch this video from our founder & CEO, Rodney Sampson, as he walks potential students through the pre-accelerator cohort.

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The Opportunity Hub Pre-Accelerator Cohort was designed by over 50 successful innovators, entrepreneurs and investors committed to creating an end-to-end curriculum to take idea stage, startups and early stage companies from ideation to exit/acquisition.

Over the 6+ months, you’ll take the following courses taught by some of the world’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and advisors. Via the cohort, students will connect with potential investors and customers.
We can assure you of this. This is not a textbook, theoretical experience. OHUB’s courses are taught by entrepreneurs that have started, built and sold companies; and investors that write checks to startups everyday.

COURSES

7 ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSETS (6 WEEKS)

Designed to help entrepreneurs, small business owners and “intrapreneurs” #dreambigger, become more coachable, deal with the persistent rejection that comes with owning a business and overcoming the propensity to quit right before they start getting traction.

Founder, 7 Mindsets

Jeff Waller

Lead Instructor

IDEATION/DESIGN THINKING (6 WEEKS)

In this course, you will learn how to actually innovate via the application of best practices in ideation and design thinking. As we say at OHUB, this course is the business! It will challenge your thinking and methodology for creating new and innovative products, platforms and services. You’ll learn to create your organization’s minimum viable product (MVP). This course is also ideal for existing companies that want to create new products, technologies and services built for scale.

Entrepreneur, Teacher

LaKeisha French

Lead Instructor

BUSINESS MODEL GENERATION (6 WEEKS)

A course that will teach you how to design, test, and build Business Models and Value Propositions based on the methodology practiced by the world’s leading organizations and ventures. You’ll take your startup from minimum viable product (MVP) to market and beyond. Without a scalable MVP, it will be incredible difficult to raise early stage and angel investment capital for your business. 

Serial Technology Entrepreneur w/ 4 Exits. Cofounder, The Idea Village

Darin McAuliffe

Lead Instructor

ENTREPRENUERSHIP FUNDAMENTALS (6 WEEKS)

Learn the legal, operations, accounting, finance, HR, tax, branding, sales & marketing best practices essential to running your business at any stage effectively.

Startup & Securities Lawyer; Founder, PushToStart

Scott Maucere

Lead Instructor

RAISING CAPITAL (6 WEEKS)

Learn how to effectively navigate the process of raising debt, equity and alternative funding (crowdfunding) for your business at all stages. Understand required securities laws necessary to raise capital at various points during the life cycle of your business. Learn what it means to be “fundable” and “investable.”

Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Selective Advisor, Published Author

Rodney Sampson

Lead Instructor

PITCH PERFECT (6 WEEKS)

Learn how, who and when to pitch for investment capital, customers and beyond. Develop a winning executive summary and investor ready pitch deck.

Manager, ATDC; Founder, StartupChicks, Serial Entrepreneur, Coder

Jennifer Bonnett

Lead Instructor

VALUE ADDED PERKS

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC COHORT (6 WEEKS)

Students select from the following industry specific cohorts: Technology, Software/Apps, Creative Economy, Consumer Products, Health Information Technology, Supply Chain Innovation, Government Contracting, Social Impact. Meet our industry specific co-chairs and instructors below.

12 MONTHS OF COWORKING ($4,800 VALUE)

Includes 12 months of unlimited coworking at any Opportunity Hub campus. 24/7 access. Valued at $4,800 US.

STARTUP LEGAL PACKAGE ($2,500 VALUE)

Includes legal consult on entity formation, actual formation of the entity, articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreement and template terms sheet for raising seed & early stage capital.

Travis Nunally

Software/App Dvlp Domain Lead

Candace Mitchell

Hair & Beauty Domain Lead

Shakiri Murrain

Consumer Products Domain Lead

Stacy Epps

Creative Economy Domain Lead

Mack Wilbourn

Franchising & Airport Concessions Domain Lead

Abraham Xiong

Government Contracting Domain Lead

TUITION, FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

Tuition to OHUB’s Pre-Accelerator Program is Ten Thousand ($10,000) Dollars.

Ten (10) full scholarships are available as well. Application is required. Two hundred (200) five thousand ($5,000) dollar partial scholarships are available for students who attend our 1-Day Accelerator. Financing for the remaining balance is available. The pre-accelerator is free for Coworking Hotdesk Plus members.

Pre-A is perfect for:

  • The corporate executive and professional desiring to become “intrepreneurial” in their current role and/or looking to start a company in the future
  • Existing startups that are in the ideation stages of developing their minimum viable product (MVP), seeking capital and/or customers
  • Recent (or soon to be) college graduates committed to becoming entrepreneurs
  • Service based companies looking to create new products and services in their existing business

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Reserve your seat by applying for a scholarship today. Call 404-664-9091 w/ questions.