8 week classes begin: August 25, 2021
Week 1: Growth Can Be Good and Growth Can Be Bad
Week 2: Growth is More Than a Strategy
The 4 P’s of Growth: Planning, Prioritization, Processes, and Pace
Week 3: The Entrepreneur Must Grow Too!
Business Growth Methodology- Work Smarter, Not Harder
Week 4: Challenges of Building an Effective Management Team
Week 5: Culture-Creating a High-Performance Environment, Creating and Managing Diversity
Week 6: Growth Thrusters-“Replicution” and “Boosters”; 10 Keys to Raising Growth Capital
Week 7: Brand Creation and Development
Week 8: Digital and Social Media Marketing
Work on Pitch
Pitch Competition: 10/27/21
Swisher Start-Up for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs
February 10, 2021- April 7, 2021 (Concluded)
Twenty companies learned the basics of creating a business through interactive virtual sessions with faculty from the Coggin College of Business, engagement with mentors, and introductions to community resources. The 8 week session concluded with a pitch competition for prize money: 1st- $2500, 2nd- $1500, 3rd- $1000.
Congrats to Our Swisher Start-Up Pitch Competition Winners!
For more information, contact the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNF.
firstname.lastname@example.org | (904) 620-4012
“Anact wouldn't be where we are at without the UNF Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and Karen Bowling's leadership. The Center is on the forefront of defining what it means to be an entrepreneur in Jacksonville and creating a safe space for founders like myself to incubate ideas, connect with others and bring them to life.”
Co-founder, Urban SDK
“UNF has been so helpful to us. They gave us space, provided marketing support as well as interns to help us. We are so appreciative of what they have done for us.”
Founder, Adeleigh's Treasure
"The Center has supported me in expanding my vision and strategy for Adeleigh's Treasure. The resources have been outstanding. CEI is a pillar in the Jacksonville Entrepreneurship community."