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UNF Coggin alum comes back to share entrepreneurial success with students

University of North Florida Coggin College of Business alum, Steve Elder, is an accomplished entrepreneur who took a $20K investment and turned it into iRocker, a water sports and lifestyle brand company worth approximately $70 million. Elder was named Florida’s Entrepreneur of the Year by EW in 2021.

After seeing great success, he recently came back to his alma mater to speak with Coggin College business students who are inspiring entrepreneurs. In the workshop, he answered student questions and shared the story of his entrepreneurial journey, the process taken to build a company from the ground up and tips for early-career success.

The Jacksonville Business Journal featured Elder in an Innovator profile earlier this year, read more.