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On April 30, 2015 REAL Entrepreneurship ceased program operations. On that day management of REAL programs and materials was transferred to the Sequoyah Fund in Cherokee, NC.

You can read more about the closure and transfer in the April and May 2015 newsletter archived on this website. You also are invited to contact the Sequoyah Fund for additional information regarding future plans for workshops and development of new action learning-based approaches to entrepreneurship education.

The Institute and workshops scheduled through August will be conducted as planned under new sponsorship. Click on the individual event in the “Upcoming Training Events” section for additional information and to register.

The Board of Directors of REAL Entrepreneurship and its staff express our sincere appreciation for the steadfast support of our many friends and colleagues. We believe that this difficult decision is the best way to maintain the integrity and legacy of the organization. We also believe that more than a quarter century of investment by public and private funders best will be maintained and nurtured through the new relationship with the Sequoyah Fund as it carries the work forward to new regions and audiences.

Good luck with your business plans!

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