cAREERsOURCE bROWARD AND sTARTUP qUEST cELEBRATE sOUTH fLORIDA'S best AND brightest DURING pITCH DAY AT THE bROWARD center FOR THE performing aRTS, 150 entrepreneurs TO PARTICIPATE
Pitch plans will be judged by Jeff Brown, Founding Board Member of Palm Beach Angels and Board Member of Gold Coast Venture Capital Association; Kevin Burgoyne, CEO of Florida Venture Forum; Timothy Cartwright, Chairman at Tamiami Angel Funds and Managing Director of Compass Advisory Group, LLC; Keith Costello, President and CEO at Broward Bank of Commerce; Richard Lent, General Partner of Thesis Venture Studios; Steve Repetti, Co-Founder of CrunchFire Ventures and Member of New World Angels and Miami Innovation Fund and CEO of RadWebTechnologies.
The teams will take home a share of over $40,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Post-event, audience members will have a chance to meet Startup Quest's passionate and creative minds, mentors and judges at a special reception to follow in the new Huizenga Pavilion.
Startup Quest's Pitch Day is the culmination of a 10-week intensive training program that provides aspiringentrepreneurs with the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the areas of team building, understanding the value proposition, market analysis and strategy, commercialization strategies and intellectual property, financial requirements for taking a product to market, sources of funding, presentation skills and more.
WHEN: Monday, November 17, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
COST: Event is complimentary. Attendees can register at: http://edsn.us/jO/startup. Parking at event location is $7.
About CareerSource Broward
CareerSource Broward, formerly known as WorkForceOne Employment Solutions, is the administrative entity of the Broward Workforce Development Board. A federally-funded, locally controlled organization provides innovative employment solutions and quality workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. These services are delivered through three strategically located career centers - North at 2301 West Sample Road, Building 4, Suite 7-A in Pompano Beach, Central at 2610 West Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale and South at 7550 Davie Road Extension in Hollywood. Each career center provides Individual assistance with the Employ Florida Marketplace, job placement services, career coaching and access to full-service resource centers for employment-related needs. Business services include employee training dollars, recruitment and placement assistance, screening and assessing applicants and providing information on financial incentives. Veterans and their families have priority for all services.
About Startup Quest™
The Startup Quest™ entrepreneurial training program is part of a $12 million statewide grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor to train people with college degrees to become entrepreneurs and educate them about opportunities to commercialize technologies developed at Florida's public universities and federal laboratories. Through an intensive 10-week training course led by experienced entrepreneurs and startup mentors, participants develop a go-to-market plan for a real technology selected by the mentors and approved by the various tech-transfer offices. Startup Quest™ is open to individuals with college degrees who are either unemployed or under-employed, and considering self-employment or working for a startup as a career path. The program is offered free of charge to qualifying candidates. Veterans are given preference in the selection process. Additional information and registration requirements can be found online at https://careersourcebroward.startupquest.org.
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CONTACT: For more information about Startup Quest Pitch Day or how to become involved, please contact Richard "Hutch" Hutchinson, regional project manager, at 954-202-3830, Ext. 3120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.