| |Entrepreneurial Success ProgramSaturday, October 6, 2012Summary:
The Entrepreneurial Success
Program (ESP) is the result of discussions and ideation on how to provide and
educational and knowledge exchange program in the area of entrepreneurship.
This innovative program is a collaborative effort with one of our business
partners Nationwide, a thought leader in business innovation and
90-minute sessions with a cumulative course structure. The majority of attendees participate in all
four sessions as follows:
- Session 1 - Entrepreneurship
and the Competitiveness of Cities:
The purpose of this panel is to
present and discuss Orlando, Miami, and Houston’s "best practices” in planning
and implementing strategies to foster economic development and growth in their
urban locales, with an emphasis on knowledge-based industries. Included would
be the roles of the private sector, public-private partnerships, educational
institutions and NGOs. Each panelist has an exciting story to tell about how
their economic development organizations that are achieving success in
enriching the economic ecosystem of their respective locales.
Jerry Haar, Ph.D.
Frank R. Nero
- Session 2 - Generating
an Innovative Idea:
This session will demonstrate how
entrepreneurs generate game-changing business ideas, and train participants in
the skills and processes that produce innovative businesses.
Session 3 - Leveraging
Social Media to Market Your Business Idea:
This session will focus on how social media might be used to launch a new venture in a
competitive marketplace. In the process, participants will learn the benefits
and key strategies for deploying social media to reach potential customers
- Session 4 - Funding New Ventures
This session will consist of a fast-paced and enlightening panel session designed to unearth the keys and options for financing a new venture. Participants will gain insight from interacting with a distinguished group of angel investors, current entrepreneurs, and U.S. Small Business Administration experts, and will find direction for obtaining the necessary funds for their own business ventures.
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