The academy is supported by partners, sponsors, volunteers, and donors.  These supporters enable the academy to offer a five-month intensive program to augment a fellow’s professional or educational advancement. The program provides a unique opportunity for class members to experience the day-to-day operations of entrepreneurial businesses and results in graduates that have acquired a bank of hands-on knowledge and are success-oriented. Supporters experience enhanced public relations as organizations that are dedicated to regional growth and promote economic development of the Sacramento region.