Boynton Beach Offering $50K to New Business Incubators and Research Groups

Boynton Beach is offering $50,000 in grants to organizations and research groups that help new businesses.

The city’s Department of Economic Development and Strategy has launched an entrepreneurship and business incubation grant program, according to a news release. A total of $50,000 will be distributed to qualified working groups and business incubators located within the corporate limits of Boynton Beach.

According to the city, a working group is defined as a research group or informal think tank.

The available grants are as follows:

  • Two $20,000 grants will be awarded; one to an existing business incubator and one to an entrepreneur for the establishment of a new business incubator.
  • Three $2,500 grants will be provided; one to a working group on entrepreneurship for women, one to a working group on entrepreneurship for youth, and one to a working group on entrepreneurship for technology.
  • In addition, one $2,500 grant will be awarded to a working group on regional networks for entrepreneurship.

All grant recipients will be required to produce a final report on their findings. The city will utilize the reports to develop programs and initiatives to support entrepreneurship, with the end result of increasing the local business climate and building wealth in the community.

The application deadline is May 3. Grants recipients will be announced at the end of May. Applications and guidelines are available at Boynton-Beach.org/Grants.

Call 561-742-6014 or email [email protected].

SCORE Palm Beach’s “3rd Annual Small Business Summit, Secrets to Growing Your Business”

SCORE Palm Beach’s “3rd Annual Small Business Summit, Secrets to Growing Your Business”, with Chris Baldwin, Chairman, President & CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club, as the keynote speaker will be held on April 11, 2019. This includes a continental breakfast. Read more to learn more information on the event.

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WATSON SCHOLARS MAJOR IN THEIR MISSION

Generation Z, born starting in 1996, is shaping up to become one of the most entrepreneurial generations in history. According a recent Gallup poll, 77 percent want to be their own boss one day. But for this generation, it’s not just about the money. They want to use their professional lives to make the world a better place. Furthermore, with the rise of social ventures, these ambitious future entrepreneurs are leveraging their skills to fix society’s greatest challenges while building profitable companies. In Fall 2018, Lynn University and Watson Institute launched an academic collaboration and welcomed the first class of social entrepreneurs to “major in their mission.”

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SOUTH FLORIDA MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES PALM BEACH COUNTY COMPANIES AMONG 2019 EMPLOYEES AND MANUFACTURERS-OF-THE-YEAR

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLA – On March 13, 2019, the South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA) announced its Runners-up and Finalists for their esteemed Employees and Manufacturers-of-the-Year Award. Forty-eight (48) employees and sixteen (16) companies from Miami-Dade County through the Treasure Coast were unveiled. Companies were judged on Leadership, Strategy, Customers, Measurement, Knowledge Management, Workforce, and Operations.

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THE JIM MORAN INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS

Broward County, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, is accepting applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP). Offered at no cost to participants, the programs are funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jim and Jan Moran. Application deadline is March 31.

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Super Bowl LIV – NFL Business Connect Workshop

Super Bowl LIV will take place in South Florida on February 2nd, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium.  The South Florida Community will be impacted by Super Bowl LIV throughout the year, leading up to the game.  Palm Beach County businesses have a chance to benefit from the upcoming Super Bowl with a program taking place this month. The Super Bowl Host Committee will bring its NFL Business Connect workshop to The Palm Beaches on March 21, 2019.  This workshop will take place at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is working with Palm Beach County’s Office of Equal Business Opportunity to assist the Super Bowl Host Committee with NFL Business Connect. The program aims  to  provide  diverse,  qualified  and  certified  businesses from Palm Beach County opportunities to compete for special event related contracts connected to the Super Bowl. The NFL Business Connect Program is focused on creating contract opportunities for certified minority, woman, veteran, and LBGT owned businesses.

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