Great minds need the support of greater minds. What better place to turn than our colleges and universities, and their resources?

 

Palm Beach State College

The Business Entrepreneurship A.S. and CCC programs are for anyone with the vision and discipline to launch a new venture, but need the business expertise to make it happen.  It would also be helpful for those already in business seeking to expand or diversify or those considering self-employment for the first time.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
561-967-7222

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Florida Atlantic University Adams Center for Entrepreneurship

ABOUT:

The Adams Center for Entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic University brings students, faculty and the community together in the spirit of entrepreneurship to fuel the innovation needed to create new opportunities in the ever-changing global marketplace. The Adams Center for Entrepreneurship provides students with a unique academic experience by fostering revolutionary intellectual growth beyond conventional wisdom in the pursuit and creation of sustainable solutions to business and social problems.

SUCCESS STORY:

Boca Raton businessman Logan Skees recently received the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. The 25-year-old Marine Corps veteran co-founded personal training studio Trainerspace with two other U.S. military vets. Skees serves as director of business development for the business. His partners are Cary Reichbach and Chris Brown. Skees completed the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program in 2016.

“I’m proud to recognize Logan with the Young Entrepreneur Award today for his hard work to grow Trainerspace,” Gov. Rick Scott said. “I would also like to thank him for his service in the military. Florida is one of the best states in the nation for veterans, and we’ll keep working to ensure our brave service members like Logan have every opportunity to succeed in our state.”

Skees said that he was “beyond grateful” for the recognition. “Empowering our clients at Trainerspace to reach more of their full potential through both safe and effective personal training is an absolute privilege,” he said. “I am honored to continue my service to this great nation through combating our greatest adversaries: obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Semper Fi.” Veterans Florida is a non-profit corporation created by the State of Florida to help veterans transition to civilian life. The organization connects veterans to employers and connect employers with grant funds to hire and train veterans while
educating veterans on how to open their own businesses in Florida.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

FAU College of Business, DeSantis Pavilion, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Michelle Paredes – [email protected]
561.297.3654

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Lynn University

The Entrepreneurship program at Lynn University is unique because it brings real-world knowledge into the classroom with professors who have actual business experience.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-237-7000 | 1-800-994-LYNN

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Palm Beach Atlantic University

The Rinker School of Business (RSB) upholds the mission of Palm Beach Atlantic University by preparing its graduates for entry into the business world. It’s also home to the Titus Center for Franchising.  

CONTACT INFORMATION:

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
888-GO-TO-PBA | 888-468-6722

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FAU Tech Runway

ABOUT:

FAU Tech Runway is a South Florida public-private partnership that serves as a hub to accelerate technology development and incubate startup companies. This incubation and acceleration happens in a 28,000-square-foot collaborative working space that provides entrepreneurs with a complete ecosystem to house, educate, mentor and fund their companies from origination through venture funding. Since launching in 2014, FAU Tech Runway has helped entrepreneurs secure more than $46 million in investor funding and generate $23 million in revenue. More than 52 companies have launched at FAU Tech Runway, creating more than 300 new jobs with an average salary of $63,000. FAU Tech Runway provides startups with free working space, expert mentoring, interns, marketing assistance, Stanford’s Lean LaunchPad curriculum, privileged access to angel and investor networks and regional events, and $15,000 awarded to the top seven startup companies.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY:

FAU Tech Runway student entrepreneur Devin Willis has developed a way to improve the speed and accuracy of cancer diagnoses. Willis’s invention, SlideMap, is a low-cost 40x slide scanner that uses recent advances in deep learning for image recognition, technology that can be found in driverless cars. SlideMap can accurately classify every cell on a tumor slide, which can help a pathologist provide a more accurate diagnosis. Willis placed fourth in the national 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, where he won $1,000 and attended a taping of a Discovery Network show. As a part of the FAU Tech Runway Venture Class 5 Program to accelerate startups, SlideMap is benefitting from top-notch mentors who could prove instrumental in bringing the product to market. For cancer patients, that can’t come soon enough.

SUCCESS STORY:

No FAU Tech Runway company has sky rocketed to success more quickly than EagleEye Intelligence, a game-changer in technology-driven public safety. The company is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur and FAU alum Scott Adams, who was one of the first entrepreneurs directly affiliated with FAU Tech Runway. “I needed infrastructure and space, and it was very helpful to be close and involved in some of the early decisions as they unfolded while Tech Runway formed,” Adams said of his decision to launch EagleEye Intelligence there. In two years, EagleEye has raised $14 million in venture capital and grown from two employees – Adams and co-founder Rex Ciavola – to 31. The company provides critical incident management solutions for public safety and security.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-297-8000

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