Urban FIRE is Oakland's award-winning homegrown entrepreneurship training program. We're all born as entrepreneurs but life and school have knocked the crap out of those instincts.
The training starts in late January and finishes in late June. It is highly interactive and visual based on world-class research and 40 years of entrepreneurial experiences. The training has been called it a 3-hour opera with the students as the main performers. Learning has never been so participatory.
Since 1998, Urban FIRE has focused its work with low income, inner-city entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-in-training. Our goal is in outing entrepreneurship from its facade to reveal its true self: as a vital but common component of the local economy. While we've worked with innovative, leading edge entrepreneurs, the bulk of our students are everyday folks struggling in the economy, small business owners who realize their knowledge gaps, and those entering into the Gig/On-Demand Economy now looming like a 500-pound canary.
Whether you want to start a business, go contract or find a home in the New Workplace, the lessons of entrepreneurship are universally vital to survive and thrive. Please go to our website for more info and to sign up. Space is limited to 20.
935 Union Street
Oakland, CA 94607