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Entrepreneurs Academy

Benefit from the experience of other successful entrepreneurs

EcosystemImagine benefitting from the combined experiences of many successful entrepreneurs – mentorship-on-steroids.

Imagine the direction and velocity your company can achieve with a proven network of critical resources and connections.

The Entrepreneurs Academy was created for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation and growth by helping companies navigate the rich set of resources available in Central Florida.

Your journey is unique, and your individual path to success has its own twists and turns. As an entrepreneur, where do you turn to find the right resource at the right time for your business? The Entrepreneurs Academy will help you create a customized roadmap for your specific journey.

In this exclusive, two-day, interactive session, you'll meet and work with experts and entrepreneurs who represent elements of the Entrepreneurs Ecosystem: Advocates, Entrepreneurial Educators, Funding Sources, Professional Services, Recognition, Resource Providers, Sources of Innovation, and Talent.

All of them focused on helping you take your business to the next level.

Set your course to success

  • Learn about resources available for your business from an entrepreneur's perspective.

  • Build personal connections with these resources and other successful entrepreneurs.

Academy Dates and Location

Day 1: Thursday, September 11, 2014
            8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Day 2: Friday, September 12, 2014
            9:00 am to 4:00 pm
            Graduation - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Crummer School of Business at Rollins College - Winter Park, FL


$495-Includes All Meeting Materials, Meals and Personal Follow-Up

Special Note:
Only $195 for Members of Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, East Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, Orlando, Inc., Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce and South Lake Chamber of Commerce.

In order to apply, you must be the Owner, CEO, CFO, CIO, COO or Managing Partner of your business.

Click Here to Apply

Hear what people are saying about the Entrepreneurs Academy

This was the greatest experience! Just what the doctor ordered to take my small business to the next level! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the various participants in this venture. You've developed a new me! Thank you!

Gaining knowledge about all the resources in the region is a huge benefit to me. One of the ways I have built my business is by connecting people with the resources they need. That gives me credibility and leads to referrals. Now, I know so much more than I did before!

My brain was filled with a to-do list after learning about the plethora of resources at my disposal! I barely slept as I thought about how to apply what I learned. I really enjoyed meeting all the like-minded business people in the class with me, and I even got several "likes" when I posted on my Facebook page about how my battery had been fully charged. Overall, the Entrepreneurs Academy was a supremely worthwhile investment of my time. Loved every minute – Thank you!

I'm grateful for being given a thorough understanding of the many resources available in Central Florida. I have a better appreciation for getting involved in the community and the value it can have on my small business.

AMAZING Experience! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to all the speakers. I received plug & play practical advice that I can immediately utilize. It is well worth the price of admission. The Funding Sources panel was out of this world. I am so happy that I attended the Academy. I will recommend this course to friends, family, and colleagues. BRAVO, Orlando, Inc.!!!

Discovering the overwhelming amount of resources available to use has been amazing. It would have taken me years to come across these opportunities on my own. The panels were extremely engaging. The insights they offered laid a foundation of exposure that will help me grow my business to new heights.

The value of the Entrepreneurs Academy is remarkable. While I have heard that some of these resources have been available, I did not know how to access them. As a native of Orlando, I am so proud that our community has a "Number 1" program to support budding and existing entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and small businesses are vital to the growth and expansion of a dynamic community. I look forward to accessing and utilizing the resources available and the possibility of becoming a resource to help others.

Learn from over 40 entrepreneurs and experts. Here are just a few...

Ed Alexander Jason Bordeur Cari Coats Shari Carol Ann Dyke

Ed Alexander
Law Firm, PL

Jason Bordeur
Seminole County Regional
Chamber of Commerce

Cari Coats
Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship
Rollins College

Carol Ann Dykes
Business Incubator Manager
University of Central Florida
Research Park

Blaire Martin Mark Montgomery, Marty Rubin Shari Dingle Sandifer

Blaire Martin
Florida Angel Nexus

Mark Montgomery
President and
Chief Executive Officer

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc.

Marty Rubin
Smart City

Shari Dingle Sandifer
Avant Healthcare

Not only will you make crucial connections for your future growth that would otherwise take you years to assemble, these two power-packed days will help you achieve a competitive edge… setting your goals higher, solving problems faster and achieving more in less time.

If you are looking for this type of dynamic learning environment, enroll today!


Contact José A. Fajardo at 407.835.2513 or jose.fajardo@orlando.org.

In order to apply, you must be the Owner, CEO, CFO, CIO, COO or Managing Partner of your business.

Click here to Apply

Sponsored in part by:


In Partnership with:

Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Kissimmee Chamber EOCC Orlando, Inc. Seminole County Chamber South Lake Chamber

Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) is an important line of business of the Central Florida Partnership and is specifically focused on regional entrepreneurship. We serve the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs by Connecting our Members to Success throughout Central Florida.
Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce)  |  75 South Ivanhoe Boulevard  |  P.O. Box 1234  |  Orlando, Florida 32802-1234  |  P 407.425.1234  |  F 407.835.2500