Entrepreneurs in Action

PropelHER Pitch Competition Call for Entries

Are you an established business looking to propel yourself forward? We have an exciting opportunity for you! The PropelHER Pitch Competition is for women business owners to want to showcase their businesses as they compete for cash prizes and in-kind services. We invite Florida women entrepreneurs and business owners from...

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Deadline Extended – Crummer Venture Plan Competition at Rollins College – 2023

Time is running out to enter the Crummer Venture Plan Competition at Rollins College! Open to all regionally headquartered startups, the annual competition is where teams battle for funding, exposure, and mentorship in front of the region’s top entrepreneurs, leaders, and venture capitalists. This year's finalist prize package is...

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Stemma Craft Coffee

Continuing a family tradition in coffee.  Related resources: Prospera Originally from Nicaragua, Maria Blandon and her daughter Rebecca are the owners of Stemma Craft Coffee, LLC. A modern coffee shop located in the vicinity of Downtown Orlando that offers high quality imported coffee and a variety of food options to the...

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Orlando Tech Council Announces New Membership Structure and Name Change

Originally posted by Orlando Tech Community -  https://news.orlando.org/blog/orlando-tech-council-announces-new-membership-structure-and-name-change-to-orlando-tech-community/ Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) initiative formerly known as Orlando Tech Council (OTC) announced an official name change to Orlando Tech Community and a new membership structure to reflect a more community-driven approach to the Orlando region’s innovation...

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Hurricane Ian Small Business Support

Hurricane Ian's impact on Central Florida is still being felt. The National Entrepreneur Center created an up-to-date list of Hurricane relief and recovery organizations for small businesses. Make sure to bookmark Hurricane Ian Recovery- State & Federal Agency Small Business Support - National Entrepreneur Center (nationalec.org)

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SBA announces 2022 North Florida District Office & State of Florida Small Business Week Winners

Jacksonville, FLA. - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) North Florida District Director J. Malcolm Richards is proud to announce the 2022 Small Business Week winners for the North Florida territory. “Our small businesses have been hurting for the last couple of years due to the pandemic, and some of them had...

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Orlando Business Journal’s Inaugural Power Player

This year, Orlando Business Journal is bringing together a new awards program that identifies 50 people making the biggest waves in the region during a time of tremendous upheaval as we seek to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. OBJ's 2021 Power Players are the winners in a nomination-based awards program highlighting individuals helping...

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Central Florida NBMBA Takes Two Awards Home from the 43rd Annual Conference and Career Exposition in Chicago

Awarded 2021 Tier 2: Lifestyle Channel Award and Kimberly Saunders Wins Chapter President of the Year

The Central Florida Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. was awarded the 2021 Tier 2: Lifestyle Channel Award and Chapter President of the Year Award at the 43rd Annual Conference and Career...

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VEI Helps Veterans with New Mission: Business Ownership – i4Business

VEI Helps Veterans with New Mission: Business Ownership

I will cherish my years of service to my country in the U.S. Army for my entire life. During my last five years of service, I worked with Force XXI 1st Raider Brigade 4th Infantry Division. This elite group was the...

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Warehouse Equipment & Supply Story

Her former partner is now her competitor as she strives to break barriers in a historically male-dominated industry. Nothing is holding her back from her entrepreneurial dream! Related resources: FSBDC at UCF Building your own business can be a monumental undertaking, even if you have had previous success in your industry....

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