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Entrepreneur Incubator to Connect Students, Industry Experts

ENTRE, a platform designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, aims to coach potential business owners with customizable courses and curriculum materials, live instruction and other online resources.

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Many experts have offered varying explanations for the ongoing “Great Resignation” of 2021, but one thing several of them agree on is that it's likely to continue for some time. Seeing an opportunity to court unemployed potential clients looking to start new ventures, ENTRE Institute, a Las Vegas-based web platform for marketing and business education, has announced a "virtual incubator" to train new entrepreneurs with curriculum materials, live instruction and other online resources.

According to a news release this week, ENTRE Unlimited is an expansion of the company's platform that will offer access to hundreds of hours of curriculum across four “paths” based on major business models, including agency business, knowledge business, referral business and sales professionals. It also includes unlimited weekly live instruction from industry experts, an entrepreneurial assessment tool for building customized courses, a competency-based mastery ranking system to determine a student’s knowledge, and a rotating master class taught by guest instructors, among other things.

The news release said the launch of ENTRE Unlimited comes after two years of consultation with experts, curriculum designers and ed-tech specialists.

"Our research has shown time and time again that students need a course of study that’s more than a few videos and the occasional webinar," ENTRE founder Jeff Lerner said in a public statement. "So the question was really, how do you blend a traditional university experience with the freedom and speed of modern outcome-focused education? And how do you do it at scale at a price point that puts it in reach of a starting entrepreneur?"

Lerner said that ENTRE fits in well as a replacement for, or a complement to, traditional collegiate instruction, which he believes exists outside the best opportunities in the current digital economy. ENTRE, he said, fills in those gaps, and early results of the company’s coursework include doubled student retention and more than quadrupled graduation rates. ENTRE's news release said more than 7,000 new students, many of whom are working professionals, use the platform each month.