The Laine Business Accelerator’s goal is to create an entrepreneurial community in the area and provide business owners with mentorship, resources, knowledge, and connections to grow their business. It is a 13-week program and was launched by Olean Business Development Corp, Small Business Development Center, St. Bonaventure, JCC, and Cutco to name a few.
They are looking for business owners that want to take 5-10 hours a week to work on their business vs in their business to really start growing/ scaling. Last year they gave away $35k to the 5 participating businesses. This year they’re going to give away $50,000, and their goal is to get 100 applicants and to pick 10 businesses.
For information can be found online at: https://www.lainebusinessaccelerator.com/
The deadline for applications for this year’s program is July 15.