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Groundworks Entrepreneurs

Cultivating Future Business Leaders

6 Month Program

This program provides a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship for high school students, blending financial education with practical business skills. It offers hands-on experience, mentorship, and networking opportunities, setting participants on a path to becoming successful entrepreneurs.

For Groundworks Cafe, it serves as an excellent way to give back to the community while also benefiting their business and employees.

At Groundworks Cafe, we believe in brewing more than just great coffee – we're cultivating the next generation of business leaders right here in Nutley.


Are you a high school student with entrepreneurial dreams? Ready to turn your passion into a thriving business? Join our exclusive 6-month mentorship program and let us help you grow from bean to brew – just like our coffee!

What's Brewing in Our Program:

Month 1 

Month 2 

Month 3 

Planting the Seed - Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Nurturing the Idea - Business Planning Essentials

Adding the Right Ingredients - Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs

Month 4 

Perfecting the Blend -  Marketing and Branding

Month 5 

Mastering the Craft - Operations and Legal Considerations

Month 6 

Serving it Up - Pitching and Launch Preparation

Throughout the program, you'll

  • Get hands-on experience with real-world business challenges

  • Learn from successful local entrepreneurs and our star Groundworks team members

  • Develop your own business idea from concept to pitch-ready presentation

  • Participate in a Groundworks Cafe case study - your chance to impact our business!

Why Groundworks Entrepreneurs?

Just as we carefully source and roast our beans to perfection, we've crafted this program to bring out the best in you.  Y​you'll gain practical skills, build a network, and get a test of what it takes to run a successful business.

The Perks:

  • One-on-one mentoring with business professionals

  • Exclusive Groundworks Cafe internship opportunities

  • Potential seed funding for top business ideas

  • A chance to present your ideas to local business leaders

Ready to Brew Your Success?

Applications for our next cohort are now open.  Limited spots available - don't miss this chance to jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey!

Join us at Groundworks Cafe, where we're not just serving great coffee, we're serving up the future of business, one young entrepreneur at a time.

Apply Now!

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