To support local residents in embracing the economic opportunities created by hosting and entrepreneurship, Airbnb and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurship Center are announcing this week the launch of our Airbnb Entrepreneurship Academy – a flexible and interactive education program focused on empowering more people from diverse communities – in Miami. As Americans continue to navigate rising costs, hosting is proving to be a vital tool for many.
Working closely with the Center for Black Innovation (CFBI), a think-tank and Black innovation ecosystem that works to cultivate great leaders, entrepreneurs, and real capital pathways, the Airbnb Entrepreneurship Academy will include online workshops with top tips on hosting a space through Airbnb to earn extra income, and the option to connect with an experienced Superhost ahead of Miami Art Week.
“The Center for Black Innovation is excited to partner with Airbnb to bring the Entrepreneurship Academy to our community. Creating economic pathways through entrepreneurship will help our community thrive and is a win for everyone involved. We look forward to working with Airbnb and continuing to grow our relationship with them to support our local community.”
– Derick Pearson, CFBI Executive Director
With Miami preparing for the return of Art Basel in a big way this year, the opportunity to earn is significant. In 2021, Miami Hosts welcomed more than 710,000 guest arrivals, with a typical Host earning nearly $5,000 in the year. When Miami was home to Art Basel in 2019, a typical year prior to the pandemic, local Hosts earned $2.4 million by opening their doors to nearly 12,000 guests — art lovers and artists from around the world1.
“We are so pleased to launch our Entrepreneurship Academy with CFBI not only to introduce more people to hosting, but also the global Airbnb community to Black Hosts in Miami. Hosting empowers entrepreneurs across the city as they use the ownership economy to create income, jobs, and build generational wealth.”
-Viviana Jordan, Regional Airbnb Public Policy Lead.