MBAC Create Application

Please read all program information below before completing the program application.


MBAC Create is Phase 1 of the MBAC Accelerator Program. Phase 1 is a 5 week program that offers four workshops and educational sessions to help MBAC Clients who are ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship, but need help developing an idea. This program offers an opportunity for the business to gain access to free technical training that will assist in getting started.

MBAC Create is designed to prepare aspiring entrepreneurs for their future endeavor. At the end of MBAC Create, the participant should know if they are ready or not to be an entrepreneur, if the business idea is viable, and have a complete Business Model Canvas to guide to the next level of entrepreneurship.


class information & selection process

Classes will be held at the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) at 241 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503 on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm. Classes are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Please see attached schedule for more information.

The program is open to any African American, Hispanic American, Native American Asian American, Economically or Socially Disadvantaged Individuals  in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Jefferson, Belmont or Monroe Counties. Simply fill out the form below by January 25, 2018. Space is limited so acceptance will be on a first come, first served basis. Once reviewed, an email will be sent to confirm acceptance along with program guidelines.

Class schedule


February 7, 2018

Business Model Canvas


February 14, 2018

Market Verification & Understanding your Market


February 21, 2018

The Life of an Entrepreneur


February 28,  2018

Registering your business with the State of Ohio/How to do business with the Area Agencies, Universities, State and Local Governments


March 7, 2018

Business Model Canvas Presentations

MBAC Create Application

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