From idea to launch in just 2 weeks!
Our next virtual Bootcamp starts January 7th, 2023. Enroll now!
WHO WE ARE
Bootstrap Business School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Tampa Bay Area. Our mission is to transform lives and communities by teaching people how to start and grow their own businesses quickly and on a shoestring budget.
WHAT WE DO
We go into the neighborhoods that have the most need and run intensive Business Start-Up Bootcamps. We then put systems into place to support the new entrepreneurs and give them the best chance of success. When new entrepreneurs rise, they bring their communities up with them!
Everyone accepted into the Bootstrap Bootcamp receives a full scholarship to the program. If you had to pay for the program it would cost $2,700. Corporate and foundation partners help us provide these essential scholarships so that the program remains open to everyone.
Our guest speakers are seasoned entrepreneurs and experts in their fields who want to give back to their communities and help other people realize their dreams. We believe that entrepreneurship is for everyone! Read more about our guest speakers on our About page.
Annabelle Ship, founder and CEO of Bootstrap Business School started her first enterprise at the tender age of four, igniting a lifelong fascination with business and marketing. As an adult, she spent twenty-five years starting and running a variety of wholesale, retail, and service businesses, all started by Bootstrapping. She is certain that she made every possible mistake before finally figuring out how to run a successful company. After selling her most recent business, Annabelle spent the last couple of years working on personal projects and looking for a new direction for her entrepreneurial energy. She’s excited that she can now use her successes - and her mistakes - to inspire other people to launch and grow their own businesses. When she’s not conjuring up business ideas, Annabelle runs a busy Airbnb, grows organic vegetables, listens to jazz & classical music, and hikes with her husband and dog.