Palm Beach Tech Hackathon

The Palm Beach Tech Hackathon is a three day event where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to an expert panel of judges.Teams will consist of engineers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs, with successful teams having a mix of these areas of expertise and winners walking away with a combination of cash and in ­kind prizes!

Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 12:30 PM EDT

FAU Adams Center Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Fall 2018:  September 26 – November 14
Entrepreneur Boot Camp is a fast-paced certificate course empowering promising entrepreneurs and ambitious small business owners with the tools to write a successful business plan, find financial backing and design a blueprint for success! Upon completion of the Boot Camp, you will be prepared to enter the prestigious FAU Business Plan Competition* or the FAU Tech Runway Launch Competition and compete to fund your business. Open to all students, staff and the community. FAU Student $50 | FAU Alumni or Staff $100 | Community $200 For more information or to register visit business.fau.edu/bootcamp.

* At least 1 member of the team entering the Business Plan Competition must be a fully enrolled FAU student.

For more information email [email protected]


BDB Entrepreneur Luncheon

Nov 16, 2018 |  11:30pm – 1:15pm
Palm Beach County Convention Center

Palm Beach County’s most influential leaders will convene in support of the county’s top-notch entrepreneurship ecosystem.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Maria Meyers, Co-author of the book Beyond Collisions: How to Build Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure, Executive Director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center, and Founder of SourceLink and KCSourceLink.



Learn How to Apply for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants

SBIR grants are awarded to fund scientific excellence and technological innovation to build a strong national economy.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County


FAU Business Plan Competition

The annual FAU Business Plan Competition is hosted by the College of Business, Adams Center for Entrepreneurship with support from local partners and sponsors. The competition encourages FAU students, faculty, staff and recent graduates to pitch their game-changing idea for a chance to fund their new ventures! Along with prize money, teams compete for legal and business services, space at FAU’s Tech Runway and the opportunity to present their business plan to local angel, venture capital groups and more. Competitors have the opportunity to meet and network with successful entrepreneurs. Resources are provided to aid students in the creation and implementation of their businesses. Students will gain valuable skills and experiences to be successful.

Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9am – 2pm

Watch the pitch competition, enjoy a complimentary lunch, keynote speaker and book signing!


Claim Your Future Showcase

Each year, the BDB partners with the School District to show hundreds of high school students the possible career paths available in the county. We have a series of panel discussions and an exhibitor hall for companies to meet and guide their future workforce.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the PBC Convention Center


Palm Beach SCORE Workshops

Small business training workshops throughout Palm Beach County, lead by local experts + online webinars, elearning and interactive courses to help you get started learning new business strategies right now.

Workshops include topics such as:

Financial Forecasting for your Business Plan, Exiting your Business, Introduction to Business Ownership, Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business, Financial Management, Intellectual Property – Patent, Trademark, & Copyright for Small Businesses, Build Your Business with Live Video, Grow Your Business with People, Simple Steps for Hiring Your First Employee, Constant Contact Hands-On Marketing Boot Camp, Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business – Marketing, What You Need to Know About the 2017 Tax Cuts, Growing Your Sales, Managing Operations, Creating Customer Value and Engagement, Principles of Persuasion, Writing a Business Plan for Success, Quickbooks 101, Win More Business With Social Media, Developing your Marketing Plan, Public Relations and Branding, Funding Your Idea, Understanding SEO, Create Your Communications and Marketing, The Power of the Inbox,

There are workshops every month up until September 2018. Check out the dates and register here: https://palmbeach.score.org/workshop

Palm Beach County Startup Digest Calendar