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12-WEEK LEARN & EARN FELLOWSHIP

Elevate & Accelerate Your Business Success

Upcoming Cohort: February 28 - May 14, 2024 

Now accepting applications for our Summer Cohort.

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to uplevel your business game and turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality! Reserve your spot while there's still availability!

Our Learn and Earn Fellowship isn't just a conventional program; it's an immersive experience crafted to hone your business acumen, amplify your creative strategies, and instill confidence in your entrepreneurial vision. Led by seasoned business consultants, our diverse workshops delve into critical aspects of entrepreneurship, covering a variety of essential knowledge. 

Throughout the fellowship, you'll engage in hands-on workshops, mentorship sessions, and networking opportunities. Our goal is not just to equip you with knowledge but to facilitate the creation of a solid business plan, providing you with the tools and resources necessary to drive your entrepreneurial endeavors beyond the fellowship.

 

All workshops take place at the vibrant XIA Gallery & Cafe, offering an inspiring atmosphere conducive to creativity and collaboration.

LOCATION: XIA Gallery & Cafe

422 University Ave W. Suite 14, St Paul MN 55103

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SELECT YOUR FELLOWSHIP COHORT

*LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE*

12-WEEK 

Learn and Earn Fellowship 

Two available cohorts: Business Cohort & The Artist Business Cohort

The Artist Business Cohort is for Artist entrepreneurs.

The Business cohort is for all other entrepreneurs.

Our Entrepreneurial Cohorts are tailor-made for ambitious newcomers seeking expert guidance, strategic insights, and a supportive network. Join us to accelerate your journey from idea to thriving business.

Enroll in Our Cohorts

Explore our two cohorts and select the one that best matches your entrepreneurial style and aspirations, providing a distinct community tailored to your unique journey and vision.

REGISTER FOR OUR WAITLIST.

Curriculum Features & Benefits Explored

Our Learn & Earn Fellowship will unlock your business potential by overcoming barriers and navigating challenges, all while paving the way for sustainable success.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Throughout the 12-Week Learn and Earn Fellowship, you will be engaging in sessions to empower your entrepreneurial spirit. The fellowship will equip you with refined business acumen, a robust network, and the confidence to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality.

Learn & Earn Fellowship

Your Money, Your Business (YOBIZMO) 

Over the years, our organization's journey has been intertwined with the cultural fabric of our community, evolving to meet the dynamic needs of Asian businesses. From AEDA's inception as a response to urban development challenges to the founding of Little Mekong Asian Business & Cultural District, our commitment to preserving Asian heritage and fostering community economic development has remained steadfast. With the emergence of YOBIZMO and Learn & Earn in 2023, we are immensely grateful for the opportunity to continue this legacy, impacting entrepreneurs and communities, fostering cultural pride, and empowering future leaders. It's a privilege to be part of this narrative, connecting diverse cultures and inspiring transformative growth across generations.

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Our Impact Throughout the Years

2006

AEDA FOUNDING YEAR

AEDA is born, emerging in response to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) development on University Ave (2006-2013), championing Asian small businesses amidst urban transformations.

2009

AEDA: NON-PROFIT 

AEDA incorporates as a nonprofit, solidifying its commitment to supporting Asian businesses, advocating for wealth creation, and dismantling systemic barriers hindering economic access.

2012

LITTLE MEKONG DISTRICT

The inception of Little Mekong Asian Business & Cultural District, a vibrant business and cultural district spotlighting Asian small businesses, commemorates 30 years of Asian community history and entrepreneurship in the area.

2016

XIA GALLERY & CAFE

XIA Gallery & Cafe, a creative space emerged as part of a creative placemaking project, dedicates itself to exhibiting and selling creative work, fostering arts and cultural assets for economic development and community preservation.

2023

YOBIZMO

YOBIZMO (Your Business, Your Money) born from AEDA's legacy, emerge as transformative initiatives nurturing entrepreneurship, cultural heritage, and community growth within Minnesota's Asian landscape.

Supported by Ramsey County and Saint Paul through the American Rescue Plan Act.

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