Empowerment through Entrepreneurship

What to Expect

The N.E.W Venture program is an intensive 6-month program that requires the full commitment and dedication of each participant.


Commit to approximately 10-15 hours a week of class sessions and assignments for the full, 6-month duration of the program


Maintain regular attendance and punctuality; attendance will be taken at each session


Actively engage in class discussions and complete all assignments


Have a stable internet connection and access to their own computer

We are looking for applicants who have the aptitude, passion and willingness to show up consistently and dedicate themselves to their success.

Our 3-Stage Application Process


Application & Initial Screening.

In this fist stage, applicants are asked to complete a comprehensive application form to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements as well as assess your skills, experience and business idea as it relates to this program.


Assignment & Needs Assessment

For those that make it past the initial screening stage, you will be invited to submit a written assignment to further measure your business acumen and overall aptitude for entrepreneurship.

You will also be asked to complete a needs assessment that allows us to understand and where possible, make available specific services to support your success in the program.



The final stage of the application process is comprised of a 15 minute interview with one of our program staff to address any outstanding questions or concerns and provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and understand next steps.

We're here to help!

For those that do not make it to the final stage of the application process, we will do our best to provide you with the guidance and support to continue your entrepreneurial journey through other means.

At SCF we are committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and accessible program for all and invite all interested candidates who meet the required eligibility criteria to apply.