The starting place for Section 3 Training, Employment, and Contracting Opportunities. Increase compliance, Improve outcomes, Close the poverty gap once and for all!
The Resident Owned Business Incubator (ROBI) provides first-generation, under-resourced entrepreneurs, a full year of support which includes 12-weeks of intense classroom training, business planning, and coaching, as well as marketing tools, networking opportunities, and a chance to win capital seed investment to launch their new start-up.
Our Partnership with Bay Atlantic University(BAU) allows extends us the capacity to offer this program nationally within markets (i.e. workforce development/WIOA) that reduce the cost burden for under-resourced students.
ROBI's program of study utilizes the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification offered by Certiport, a globally recognized leader in certification exam development.
Students who successfully complete the program will leave with the following:
**The Business License and ROBI Piranha Pitch are predicated on the student completing a business plan.
*** Marketing services are earned through attending class, completing online class assignments, and Lab work.
The ROBI Tuition and Fees are $1,949 per person + a one-time $49.00* dollar business alignment fee. *The $49 (non-refundable) business alignment fee includes the ROBI application, admissions processing, and the business alignment session
ROBI exists to fulfill an unmet need in the Section 3 compliance and contracting industry. HUD financially assisted entities are mandated by federal law to meet various numerical quotas. However, HUD rules complicate the 50-year old federal regulation and create barriers to its successful implementation.
ROBI allows HUD financially assisted entities to meet compliance efforts with the press of one simple button.
ROBI is an online fully virtual online training program offered to low-income and under-resourced entrepreneurs in the United States.
ROBI program participants must be at least 18 years of age, with access to a laptop or personal computer, and high-speed internet or wi-fi connection.
Successful candidates are comfortable navigating the internet and have experience with basic Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
Can I Live, Inc (CIL) is proud to announce its partnership with Bay Atlantic University (BAU). The BAU partnership offers CIL ROBI students an MBA intern to assist them with their business start-up needs, conditional acceptance into any one of the BAU programs (70% Tuition Scholarship), as well as more than 4,500 square foot low-cost shared co-working space through BAU Works for under-resourced and underserved entrepreneurs in the Metro DC Area.
The ROBI Ofice Space is located on the BAU Works Washington DC campus (1510 H Street, NW) right next door to the White House.