The Top Entrepreneurship Program in Miami

Start a Business in 8 Weeks

Ditch your business plan, canvas and investor pitch. Let's learn how to build a profitable business sustainably.

The Miami Entrepreneurship Institute is an eight week hands-on experiential entrepreneurship program. We will use innovation, science and technology to engineer a new business from scratch, attract customers and learn how to measure and attribute results to marketing efforts. No previous knowledge or experience required.

By the end of this program you will have learned how to identify business opportunities, design experiments to test your assumptions, build a minimum viable product, find your market, generate organic traffic, advertise effectively and get your first paying customers.

Summer 2024 Dates:
June 3 - July 25 | Miami, FL SOLD OUT

Limited spaces available!

This program sells out every year. Don’t loose your chance to join us by waiting too long.

Program Details

We will meet in-person weekly for four-hour sessions during 8 weeks. You will come up with ideas, choose the ones with the highest potential, build a team, develop a minimum viable product , attract your first customers, analyze your results and pitch to expert judges, VCs and other entrepreneurs. No previous experience required.

WEEK 1-2 – Foundations & Ideation

– The ELEVIN Methodology
– Funnel mentality
– Brainstorm ideas
– Pitching your idea
– Selection of top business ideas
– Defining core business hypothesis
– Design an experiment to test your idea
– Plan your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) 

WEEK 3-4 – Building an MVP

– Technologies available to entrepreneurs
– Writing marketing messaging
– Develop your website using WordPress (CMS)
– Codeless product development
– Creating forms to acquire customers
– Creating a sales funnel for your product using Hubspot (CRM)
– Using google analytics and search console

WEEK 5-7 – Getting Customers

– B2C and B2B Sales
– Social Media Marketing (SMM)
– Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
– Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
– Email Marketing
– Online Advertising (Google, Meta & Tiktok)

WEEK 8 – Measuring Results and Pitching

– Optimization methods
– Validating your hypothesis
– Creating an LLC and registering a trademark.
– Prepare a pitch for your business
– Pitching practice and feedback
– Demo day and pitching to expert judges

Achieving Traction Award

The startup that achieves the most traction in each cohort will get a $5,000 USD award and the opportunity to enter the ELEVIN Solutions Acceleration Program.

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Enrique Levin

Enrique is an entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience and a great track record for building profitable businesses sustainably.

He has successfully built 30+ B2B and B2C profitable businesses in multiple industries, always with a frugal mindset, continually optimizing business models and operations for the right KPIs, while keeping a work culture of quality, discipline and trust.

Enrique is the Founder of ELEVIN Solutions, a firm that empowers entrepreneurs to cross the chasm between idea and realization. Enrique is also a mentor, advisor and investor for several startups, an Adjunct Professor of Experiential Entrepreneurship, and a Mentor and Judge for MassChallenge and multiple startup competitions and accelerators worldwide. He has worked with students from Brandeis University, Babson College, Tec of Monterrey, Boston Leadership Institute, Iberoamerican University and other institutions.

He holds an MBA from Brandeis University’s International Business School, known for it’s social justice approach to education, as well as a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from ITESM, the top engineering and entrepreneurship university in Mexico.

He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English with high proficiency.

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Sara Landa

Sara is a creative problem solver who thrives on discovering the truth in business environments of extreme ambiguity. She believes quick experimentation, measurable results and effective communication are key drivers for growth.

She is known for being persistently curious and having a forward thinking mindset that meets rapidly evolving needs.
She is an entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience involving minimum viable product development, web design, web engineering, online advertising, analytics, conversion funnel optimization, CRM, CMS and B2B lead generation having worked in the finance, agriculture, healthcare and education industries.

Sara holds an MBA from Brandeis University’s International Business School and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Iberoamerican University. She was selected as an MIT Review Innovators under 35. She has a strong quantitative background with ample experience in process optimization and operations management.

She speaks Spanish and English with high proficiency.

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Student Reviews

Over 99% of our past students absolutely love our program.

I really l iked the practical approach to business. This program helped me erase the fear of trying to create.

This program opened my eyes to the business. He taught great valuable stuff I will use for the future.

Professor’s insights and understanding of entrepreneurial studies are excellent, depth of knowledge and real–world applications was invaluable.

Awesome experience!

I learned so many aspects of entrepreneurship that I didn’t know before. Ex. Test the idea before making a big complicated product.

I really l iked the practical approach to business. This program helped me erase the fear of trying to create.

I loved the program and Enrique did an amazing job teaching us. I liked that we jumped right into it and learned through experience.

Thank you Enrique for sharing your experiences and enthusiasm. It was a great mentorship.

Working on a start up was a great experience that taught us a lot.

The hands–on experience is superior to many other programs. Enrique’s strategy in entrepreneurship is very different and interesting.

Thank you Enrique! You’re the best. I just got my first sales to India and Nottingham, all thanks to your teachings.

I gained a lot of valuable information throughout this program, and it was also a practical learning experience.

Enrique is an amazing teacher. We had a lot of fun and created an actual business.

This program opened my eyes to the business. He taught great valuable stuff I will use for the future.

Fun, educational, different, engaging, exploratory, practical.

I loved it! I would absolutely recommend the program, and Enrique is a brilliant business mind.

This program taught me a business startup and what steps it takes to be entrepreneurs. The teacher was very understanding and taught us many skills.

It really motivates thinking and doing. I’m impressed by the street test process. Students use diverse methods to gain contacts with the target people and markets.

I learned a lot through the program as it is the first time I tried to start a business. The teacher, Enrique, really helped me.

I liked how encouraging, practical and helpful Enrique was.

I liked Enrique because he had a lot of passion working with us and dedicated equal time to each group so we could succeed.

Enrique is very knowledgeable about real world business. That taught me a lot.

Sharing challenges and lessons learned with the group every week and learning together as a group.

Bouncing ideas off of both Enrique and our fellow classmates was incredibly valuable.

The interactiveness during class was excellent. The group feedback was very useful.

Great hands on experience!

Having to do B2B cold calls was scary but super useful for my future.

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2024 is SOLD OUT
Applications for 2024 are closed due to the overwhelming number of applications received. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but it is very important to keep cohorts small to ensure we can give every student the right amount of time to maximize their results and learnings.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you need additional help or have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

    What makes it unique?

    Most programs will teach you the theory and expect you to learn how to apply it to reality. At the Miami Entrepreneurship Institute, you will actually build a startup in 8 weeks and even get your first customers.

    Do I get a Certificate?

    Upon completion of the program, all our students will receive a Certificate of Completion diploma. That said, your operating startup with real customers and your newly developed skills will be your best reward.

    Who is the program for?

    The Miami Entrepreneurship Institute is designed for anyone looking to develop the skills required to become an entrepreneur. No previous experience required.

    How do I join?

    Please complete the application form. After applying you will be asked to schedule a meeting with our admissions team for a quick interview and to answer any questions you may have.

    What do I need?

    All you need is your computer and the right attitude. No previous experience required. Most of the tools we will be using are completely free for entrepreneurs. That said, we recommend an optional budget of $1000 USD to run ad campaigns and get results faster.

    Do I need previous experience in entrepreneurship?

    The Miami Entreprenurship Institute is a program for first time entrepreneurs. You will learn everything you need in our sessions and no previous experience is required.

    Do I need to have an idea for a business?

    We always encourage thinking about new business ideas. That said, you do not need to have an idea before you apply. We will work together to develop ideas during our first sessions.

    How many students are in each cohort?

    Each cohort consists of students that are carefully selected to ensure they have the right incentives, attributes and diversity to ensure a rich and fulfilling experience for all students. Keeping groups small allows us to provide the best possible experience to all.

    Is the work individual or in groups?

    For the first few sessions the work will be individual. Once we hone-in on the best ideas democratically, you will choose your top three ideas and a team will be assigned based on your preferences.

    If I am not accepted, can I apply again?

    If you are not accepted, you will recieve feedback on your application. We welcome you to re-submit your application considering the feedback and improving it.

    What if I miss a day?

    Our program is very fast-paced and missing a day could be detrimental to the success of your business. That said, if you are sick or can’t make it, we will do our best to help you catch up.

    How much does it cost?

    Summer 2024: $4950 USD. Most of the tools we will be using are completely free for entrepreneurs. That said, we recommend an optional budget of $1000 USD to run ad campaigns and get results faster.

    What payment methods do you accept?

    We use Stripe as our payment processor. We accept all credit and debit cards. All payments are processed securely and encrypted.

    What is the refund and cancellation policy?

    We offer full refunds if you cancel up to 30 days before the start of the program. If you cancel within 30 days and up to 7 days before the start, you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 7 days or after the start of the program are not refundable.

    Do you offer financial aid?

    Yes, we offer payment plans and financial aid scholarships that cover 20%-80% of the program cost. Families can apply for financial aid after being admitted to the program.

    Do I qualify for financial aid?

    Scholarships and payment plans are need-based and are mostly reserved for families with a total house-hold income of less than $100,000 USD. However, we take multiple factors into consideration.