The Main Street Entrepreneurs Accelerator (MSEA) program is a training and pitch competition for students and small-business owners in Wake County, aimed at accelerating business growth. Made possible by Conlon Venture Fund and Wells Fargo, the program's goal is to reduce barriers and provide education so that entrepreneurs achieve greater, more sustainable success with their existing businesses.
Students at Wake Tech, Shaw University and Saint Augustine's University and Wake County small-business owners and entrepreneurs can pitch for awards to help accelerate their business growth.
To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled in an Entrepreneurship for Skilled Trades and Professionals course at Wake Tech, Shaw or Saint Augustine's and must have demonstrated commitment to a business or business idea by documenting what they have done to start or build the business
A small-business owner or entrepreneur must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed a LaunchWakeCounty program: