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California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Schedule

The California Program for Entrepreneurship is an initiative of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.  The CAPE provides education and mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs to help them develop and implement business plans that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy.

California Program for Entrepreneurship
June-November, 2014
3-Phase/6-Month Program Schedule


March 3
2014 Application Available
May 31
Application Deadline
April through May 31

Application Review by Selection Committee

Potential Follow Up Interviews (may be via telephone, in person, Skype or other video format)

June 1-June 12

Selection Committee Final Review
June 13
Notification of Acceptances
June 25
Virtual Contact by CAPE Staff & Faculty
July 11-13
Kick-off Weekend On-Site
Friday:  Orientation in mid-morning & afternoon, with lunch
Info on any evening session to follow

Saturday: Full day of classes 
Sunday:  Last class ends at 5:15 pm

August 9-10
On-Site Pre-Workshop Weekend
Saturday: Full day of classes and evening group session opportunity
Sunday:  Last class ends at 5:15 pm
September 2-7

Intensive On-Site Week-long Workshop
Full-day sessions (some evening opportunties TBA)
Tuesday:  Full day of classes
Wednesday:  Full day of classes 
Thursday:  Full day of classes
Friday:  Full day of classes
Saturday:  Full day of classes
Sunday:  Full day of classes

Evening events TBA

October 4-5
On-Site Post-Workshop Weekend
Focused Advanced Work on Business Plan Development, Practice Pitch Sessions
Saturday: Full day of classes
Sunday:  Last class ends at 5:15 pm
November 22-23
On-Site Post Workshop Weekend-Business Plan Competition
Polished Pitches and Plans Presented Formally to Panel 
Saturday: Full day of classes 
Sunday:  Competition Day and
Graduation dinner reception



"Inspiring entrepreneurs, creating jobs,
building a strong California"


2014 Application Deadlines:

Applications Accepted Beginning March 3

May 31-Final Application Deadline

Apply Now Box 3 Evening

Click here for the list of questions included in the online application.



KBAY's Sam VanZant Interviews Dean Drew Starbird about CAPE  for South Bay Sunday

drew at cape

Click the photo above for audio of the April 6, 2014 Session


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