VSEDC and USC Dornsife Launch TESA

Building a New Era of Entrepreneurship

Marching step-for-step into the New Year, VSEDC is thrilled to announce a momentous collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC) Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Launching in February 2024, this exciting alliance introduces the Transformative Entrepreneurship Startup Academy (TESA), an eight-week virtual workshop series designed to unlock the entrepreneurial genius within our community and provide a dynamic space for ideas to flourish and entrepreneurial endeavors to take flight.

Imagine a classroom without borders, thoughts and theories humming from every junction of Los Angeles, converging in a digital space of relentless potential.

TESA offers an English curriculum starting Mondays from February 19, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Spanish classes beginning on Tuesdays from February 20, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This pattern will repeat with an additional cohort beginning in early October, establishing a bi-annual rhythm for these transformative workshops.

With a curriculum that nurtures the entrepreneurial psyche, sessions like “The Entrepreneurial Mindset” and “Mind-Mapping and Market Research” are crafted to kindle that spark within each participant. TESA is about transforming how entrepreneurs think, approach challenges, and envision success.

Clients will delve into the nuances of attracting and retaining customers, optimizing business operations, and forming effective support teams. From forging a resilient business plan to smoothing out operational wrinkles, TESA’s sessions are a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of running a business. Its holistic curriculum ensures that our entrepreneurs are prepared to initiate their ventures and equipped to sustain and grow them. 

Our collaboration with USC Dornsife, fortified by the support of Verizon and PNC Bank, underscores our commitment to inclusive growth and community empowerment.

TESA embodies our ethos of building, empowering, and nurturing thriving communities. This alliance marries academic excellence with practical business expertise, fueling a culture of innovation and success.

If the seed of entrepreneurship is within you, allow TESA to be the water that nurtures. Join us in this transformative voyage and turn your business aspirations into tangible realities. 

For more information on TESA and the latest updates, inspiring stories, and access to our diverse programs, visit the VSEDC website. Don’t forget to follow us on InstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn to be part of our thriving community.


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