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Programs & Cohorts

Curated programs, cohorts & curriculums for small business owners.

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Retail Ready Downtown Business Accelerator 

SUMMER 2024   |   ATLANTA ONLY

Atlanta Downtown and  and 37 Oaks are excited to host a program that helps transition small business owners into thriving storefront businesses. 

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FedEx E-Commerce Learning Laboratory

AUGUST 2024   |   NATIONWIDE

37 Oaks is excited to partner with Accion Opportunity Fund to deliver the FedEx E-commerce Learning Lab.  This initiative is designed to help small, women and minority-owned, business owners develop or expand their e-commerce operations

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Retail Readiness Program

JUNE 2024   |   CHICAGO ONLY

37 Oaks is excited to work with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce & Sunshine Enterprise to help small business owners prepare for successful storefront businesses.

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City of Bellflower, CA Retail Readiness Program

APRIL 2024   |   BELLFLOWER, CA

Prepare to grow a successful brick & mortar storefront.

37 Oaks is excited to partner with the City of Bellflower, California to offer programming and support for small businesses looking to scale into brick & mortar stores.

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GFA E-commerce

Success Series

APRIL 2024   |   CHICAGOLAND ONLY

37 Oaks is excited to partner with the Good Food Accelerator to help entrepreneurs plan, launch and/or grow stronger online businesses. 

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Retail Workforce Development Program

MAY 2024   |   CHICAGO ONLY

37 Oaks is excited to partner with West Side United to provide the education, experience, support, and resources that early-growth businesses need to build, organize, develop, and manage their teams

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Definition Innovator 

Program

FEBRUARY 2024   |   CHICAGO ONLY

This 3 month program helps Chicago-based Makers strategically grow their business operations.

We lead a group of Chicago's South & Westside Makers through a series of 37 Oaks University Courses; 1:1 Coaching/ Mentorship; Creative Workshops & Capital Education to prepare them for growth. 

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Retail Readiness Program

JANUARY 2024   |   CHICAGO ONLY

37 Oaks is excited to work with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce & Sunshine Enterprise to help small business owners prepare for successful storefront businesses.

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Chicago's E-commerce Learning Lab

MAY 2023   |   CHICAGO ONLY

The Polsky Exchange (University of Chicago's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation) and 37 Oaks are launching a new program for businesses seeking to add or increase e-commerce capabilities as a strategy for growth.

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PREVIOUS PROGRAMS & COHORTS

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Definition Innovator

FEBRUARY 2022   |   CHICAGO, IL

37 Oaks is excited to partner with Definition Theater & Promise Holdings to deliver a program that connects the Art & Business of Entrepreneurship for Chicago's West & South Side Makers.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   DEFINITION THEATRE & PROMISE HOLDINGS, CHICAGO IL

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Scaling Up!!

South Bend

MARCH 2021   |   SOUTH BEND, IN

A 3 month program designed to help small business owners profitably scale. This cohort style curriculum is led by 37 Oaks University courses and 1:1 coaching  on pop up, storefront and online sales channels, while setting a foundation with core retail, distribution & commerce principles.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   CITY OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA

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Phase 1

SEPTEMBER 2020   |   CHICAGO, IL

This Phase 1 Cohort is an 8 week program comprised of courses from 37 Oaks University's Ecommerce, Wholesale, Strategy and Operations series. This custom curriculum will help build retail, commerce & distribution knowledge for our local businesses.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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SOKONI Launch Pad Program

AUGUST 2021   |   COLUMBIA, SC

SOKONI (a 37 Oaks platform), USC Columbia Technology Incubator and Wells Fargo are excited to partner to help launch and grow the e-commerce presence of small businesses throughout the Columbia, South Carolina region.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   WELLS FARGO + USC COLUMBIA TECH INCUBATOR

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GECC RETAIL INCUBATOR

MAY 2021  |   CHICAGO, IL

This Retail Incubator is a 2-month, cohort-style program designed to educate & prepare entreprenures for retail growth. This includes platforms such as local retail stores and  pop up markets. This program offered seven 37 Oaks University's courses, coaching/mentorship, tools & resources.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Phase 2

NOVEMBER 2020   |   CHICAGO, IL

The second part of a 2 year, 4 phase incubator program that uses 37 Oaks University courses, our SOKONI ecommerce platform, 1:1 coaching and mentorship to help entrepreneurs launch & strengthen their ecommerce businesses.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Let us design a program for you!

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Scaling Up!! Wholesale

SEPTEMBER 2020   |   CHICAGO, IL

A custom series of 37 Oaks University courses, along with 1:1 coaching to prepare for growth through Norman  Distribution.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   NORMAN DISTRIBUTION

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Launch Pad- SBDC Illinois/ICNC

SEPTEMBER 2020   |   CHICAGO, IL

A 3-month program is designed to reduce the time, barriers & burden that small businesses encounter with launching and growing their ecommerce business.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   SBDC ILLINOIS AT ICNC

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Launch Pad- QCDC

NOVEMBER 2020   |   CHICAGO, IL

A 3-month program is designed to reduce the time, barriers & burden that small businesses encounter with launching and growing their ecommerce business.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   QUAD COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT CORP

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SOKONI- Washington D.C

SEPTEMBER 2019   |   WASHINGTON, DC

A program designed to educate & prepare neighborhood businesses for growth & distribution into new channels and new markets - across states.

IN PARTNERSHIP   |   THE POP UP COLLABORATIVE

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