U.S. Entrepreneurship Rates: With 12.3 percent of the U.S. adult population engaged in entrepreneurial activity, the U.S. experienced a 60+ percent increase in total entrepreneurial activity (TEA) from 2010 to 2011

Celebrating 33 years of entrepreneurship development!

The Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy was created to support students from the Sacramento Region, with entrepreneurial ambitions. Founded in 1986 by real estate developer Jim Corbett, SEA is a nonprofit corporation. Local business leaders see the SEA as a way to give back to the community by helping produce the next generation of entrepreneurs.

In essence, SEA provides an entrepreneurial fast track for fellows; they learn what it takes to start and run a business and spend an academic year developing a business plan. Unlike the typical classroom setting, SEA fellows learn from seasoned entrepreneurs who give their time and experience to these future business leaders.

Through SEA’s program, fellows gain knowledge and self confidence about business opportunities and professional business environments to give them an edge in business entrepreneurship. Over 700 fellows have graduated from the SEA program; many are now running their own businesses or plan to in the near future.