The Dakota County CDA is seeking to sponsor
qualified business CEOs to participate in the 2019/2020 CEO Next Business Institute that will start late October/early November and go through June 2020.
The Dakota County CDA provides scholarships for owners of “second stage” growing businesses to participate in the 2019/2020 CEO Next Business Institute. Over the eight-month program, participants receive:
Expertise. Approximately 40 – 50 hours of advanced research from a team of topical experts and research specialists.
Peer learning. CEO round tables (8 half-day sessions) provide confidential space where participants can share challenges and experiences with a small cohort of other noncompeting industry CEOs.
Roundtables meet once a month during the program and are led by an experienced facilitator.
Forum events. Forums are held monthly with a guest speaker, typically an entrepreneur who has grown their business, who will share successes and struggles while answering audience questions.
CEO Next is a time commitment, and we know time is essential for owners of growing businesses. But we believe time dedicated to the CEO Next program will be worth it for these businesses to learn tools and techniques to continue successfully growing.
What businesses are eligible?
For-profit, privately-held businesses
10 – 99 employees
Annual revenue between $1 Million - $50 Million
Ready to transition from small to large – past start-up state but not yet mature
Appetite and aptitude for growth
How to I apply?