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African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) equips African immigrants & members of  marginalized communities to run success businesses. 


Each Training Cohort is:

  • 6 Weeks long

  • x per week on Mondays & Thursdays

  • Youth from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m

  • Adult from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m

  • Online through Zoom

Please plan to set aside 15-20 minutes to fill out the African Economic Development Solutions form as completely as you can. Information requested for Applicant and Co-Applicant:

  • Cohort session you want to attend

  • Contact Information

  • Demographics (Optional)

  • Languages Spoken (Optional)

  • Business Ideas

  • Business Knowledge

  • Current Business Operation (If applicable)

  • How did you learn about AEDS program?

  • Tuition Scholarship Information (If applicable)

  • Signature

Fee: The regular fee for the class is $500. African Economic Development Solutions provides tuition subsidies for low to moderate-income households. The minimum out of pocket fee for the training is $75. If you would like to be considered for subsidy, please provide income information. Married business partners need not state their income separately.

AEDS' mission is to build wealth within low-income communities through a novel economic development model founded upon a wealth of cross-cultural intelligence and technical expertise. We aim to empower marginalized communities by unleashing their untapped entrepreneurial potential and building assets. At African Economic Development Solutions, we take pride in linking clients to vital resources and fostering meaningful partnerships with neighborhood and grassroots-based organizations.

African Economic Development Solutions does not discriminate in providing services to individuals based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance or refugee. The information collected on this application is considered public data for Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13. Individuals may refuse to provide any of the information requested. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the form.

Business Development Training Registration

What Cohort are you registering for?

Business Development Training Registration

What Cohort are you registering for?
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