Accion Academy for Entrepreneurial Success

The Accion Academy for Entrepreneurial Success (AAES) is a 10-week San Diego based program consisting of practical, hands-on training accompanied by one-on-one business counseling to empower individuals – like you – to become entrepreneurs and create a job for yourself! In addition to receiving access to multiple business resources and experts to help you build a thriving business, participants who complete the series will also be eligible for up to a $5,000 business loan to cover start-up costs!


Training sessions will include:
  • How to get started
  • How to manage your personal  & business finances
  • How to stand out among the competition
  • How to promote your business
  • How to determine your pricing
Ideal Candidate
  • Lives and planning to start a business in San Diego County
  • Ready to launch a business within 0-3 months of completing the AAES –OR- Currently engaging in business activities and looking to formalize their business to take it to the next level
  • Has a viable business idea
  • Ideally has experience in the industry
  • Able to commit to the schedule of classes
  • Preference will be given to those interested in the loan incentive (see below)
  • Preference will be given to low-to-moderate income individuals*
    *Not a requirement


Total cost: $49 (Refundable upon successful completion of the program); Payable at the 2nd class session.


Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners for making this series possible: