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Entrepreneurial classes coming to Fresno

Project 9, a nine-week entrepreneur-training program, has expanded to Fresno.

Project 9 started in Tulare County and is also scheduled to expand to Monterey next year. The program is geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs. Classes help students refine their ideas, write business plans, prepare pitches to possible funding sources and develop detailed action plans.

The classes are hosted by Fresno State's Office of Technology Development and Venture Rock LLC.

The first track of classes starts Sept. 28 and runs every Tuesday evening. That session is sponsored by Proteus Inc., which is using American Recovery Act funds to give full scholarships to 10 students. Students must live outside the cities of Fresno and Clovis to qualify.

Two other tracks start Oct. 6 and 7. Tuition is $495. All classes are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Fresno State's Lyles Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Details: or (559) 347-3912.