Got Any Bright Ideas? We Want to Hear Them! Apply Today and Ignite Your Idea!

July 15, 2021

The City of Hollywood Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development and Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present this year’s SPARK Hollywood FL events. The SPARK Hollywood FL initiative is designed to support and grow entrepreneurship in our City.

Plans are underway for the annual SPARK Pitch Competition set to take place in October. Applications are now being accepted for entrepreneurs at any stage of development to pitch their big idea. The ‘quick-pitch competition’ will feature entrepreneurs and new ventures competing for cash and in-kind prizes with a grand prize of $5000. Contestants give a three-minute presentation of their innovative business proposal to a panel of judges comprised of local investors and business professionals.

If you have the next great idea or business apply today! Applications must be submitted by August 15th. The SPARK Pitch Competition will take place in person on October 14th, 2021.

Apply at https://airtable.com/shrsYWY7An179dOk1

SPARK Hollywood FL was launched in 2017 through a unique partnership between the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hollywood with support from entrepreneurially focused organizations. SPARK Hollywood, FL has offered more than 100 entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ventures to expert judges, and awarded more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to spark businesses since 2017. For more information about SPARK Hollywood, FL, visit www.sparkhollywoodfl.com.

CDBG Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program
Applications Now Being Accepted. The City of Hollywood is providing an Eviction Prevention / Rental Assistance Program funded by the Com-munity Development Block Grant (CDBG) for eligible Hollywood residents affected by the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Applications are now being accepted. For additional information, go the “City News” section on www.hollywoodfl.org

In-Person & Virtual Community Workshops Planned for Stormwater Master Plan
The Department of Public Utilities will be hosting two public workshops to discuss the City's ongoing Storm-water system assessment and flooding mitigation plans. These workshops are an opportunity for the public to share their past experiences with flooding events in Hollywood as a way to help guide the development of the Stormwater Master Plan. Issues to be discussed: flooding, existing storm systems, water quality, low-lying elevations, effect of climate change, infrastructure and resilience. All are invited to attend either in-person or virtually.

July 15th, 6-7:30 PM
Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in Hollywood.

Register your virtual attendance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NWn06dizRsmWOKJqvEZj2Q

August 5th, 6-7:30 PM
Hollywood Beach Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood.

Register your virtual attendance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kCJ679HaQKGA0XPVthuA1g