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Please join us for the Tampa Bay Startup Quest™ Information Session. Learn about this exciting program that teaches local business professionals what goes into starting a business.
The Information Session will take place at the TPepin's Hospitality Centre. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as registration and networking will take place between 1 to 2 p.m. with the presentation taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendance at the information session is required to be enrolled in the program. The program will begin on Monday, February 24th.
After checking in, attendees are encouraged to visit some of the tables of Bay area organizations that support entreprenurial and small business endeavors.
About Tampa Bay Startup Quest™:
Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance is one of eight workforce boards in Florida launching Startup Quest™. Startup Quest™ is an innovative, grant-funded entrepreneur training program which teaches degree-holding professionals what it takes to start a new business. The training is focused on commercializing a new technology, but the lessons can be applied to any business. On the first day of the program, participants are put into teams led by experienced mentors. During the nine weeks of training, each team develops a business plan for commercializing a new technology, and on the 10th session the teams face-off in a pitch competition. The training is offered at no-cost to qualified applicants.
Startup Quest™ teaches you how to conduct market research and find the value proposition of your business, how to develop the necessary financials, and how to plan the corporate structure of your business. It provides an opportunity to go through the steps for launching a business in a simulated environment; the businesses aren’t real but the lessons learned are.
Training participants should have a post-secondary degree and experience in business, engineering, physical sciences, social/behavioral sciences, marketing, finance, management, research, public relations or a related area. To be eligible, a participant must be unemployed or underemployed, legally able to work in the US, and males whose date of birth falls after December 31, 1959 must meet Selective Service registration requirements.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found HERE. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://tampabayworkforce.startupquest.org/.
Training is provided at no-cost to eligible participants. The program is funded through a US Department of Labor grant, and as such it is part of an evaluation study. Not all eligible applicants will be selected for this program. Participants will be randomly selected from among eligible applicants.
This program is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. This program is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration Workforce Innovation Fund grant.
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