Microenterprise Initiative

We know that not all great ideas and businesses are designed to turn into the next billion dollar unicorn. We know entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, and that all good ideas deserve the chance to grow. If you're vision of entrepreneurship is to grow an idea or passion into a small or medium size business, then the micro-entrepreneurship boot camp is meant for you!

Invest a weekend with us in a series of workshops designed to help you:

  • Clarify your idea,
  • Design a business model,
  • Understand the legal implications of your business,
  • Build an online presence, and 
  • Launch your entrepreneurial dreams!

Participation is free for currently enrolled SFSU students, and enrollment is free. Microentrepreneurs of all majors and programs are welcomed. You must be able to attend both days of the bootcamp to qualify. 

Spring 2024 Bootcamp - March 8-9

The Spring 2024 bootcamp will focus on entrepreneurs looking to start a food, beverage or restaurant business. Whether you're looking to commercialize your nanna's tamale recipe, sell the newest vegan smoothie supplement, or open a full service restaurant, this is the two-day intensive for you. 

This workshop series is designed to get you up and running and ready to go into F&B entrepreneurship with your eyes open. Learn about food safety, permitting, legal requirements and more. Cost out your first recipes, learn about how food delivery systems work, build a budget and meet other like-minded foodie entrepreneurs. 

As part of this boot camp, we will cover the cost for you to get your California Food Handler's card, and to get ServSafe certified - both are necessary first steps to owning and operating any food business. 

Come join us and other foodie entrepreneurs for a weekend of networking and development!

Past BootCamp Resources

If you'd like to review some of the resources provided in our past bootcamps, please refer to the archive below. 

Fall 2023 Entrepreneurship BootCamp at SFSU

Our inaugural bootcamp was sold out! Attendees learned about starting their own online business; how to use design thinking to focus their concept; creating a web presence, and budgeting for their venture. This boot camp was sold out, even though this was the Friday and Saturday right before Fall Break. Truly a dedicated group of entrepreneurs! Find out more about the the Fall 2023 bootcamp HERE.