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Our objective is to empower individuals in Metro Atlanta who face significant economic, social, and physical barriers. By equipping them with the essential skills, knowledge, and resources to launch sustainable businesses, we strive to make a difference in their lives through entrepreneurship. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive change and contribute to the overall prosperity of our community.

In a joint collaboration, Kennesaw State University Michael J. Coles College of Business and MUST Ministries help entrepreneurs improve their financial conditions and turn their ideas into reality. ACE is part of the Urban Poverty and Business Initiative created by Dr. Mike Morris at the University of Notre Dame, which is a network of universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to facilitating business growth among America’s most economically-challenged neighborhoods.

All our participants share one thing: a dream. Some have already launched their ventures, others are just beginning. But they're all driven by the same passion to turn their ideas into reality. The ACE Program supports this spirit of aspiration, offering the resources and community every dreamer needs to thrive. Because no matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, it all starts with a dream.

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ACE Approach

The ACE Program is committed to supporting community entrepreneurs through a series of three phases:

The tuition for the program is $600. Accepted applicants may receive a scholarship of $575. Applicants pay the remaining $25 prior to the start of the bootcamp.

Bootcamp Schedule

Bootcamp will be held from August 10-September 21, 2024 (with a break on Labor Day weekend). 

8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays.

Brunch is provided.

MUST Ministries
1260 Cobb Parkway North
Marietta, Georgia 30062


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New Applications will be accepted from June 3rd - 14th.

Please fill the application below and enroll in the Aspiring Community Entrepreneurs Program.

Applications to the Aspiring Community Entrepreneurs Program is currently closed.
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