Save the Date: FastTrac Business Start-Up Program
January 5, 2023
Got a solid idea for a product or service? Let us help you make your business idea a reality. The City of Hollywood is launching the 4th cohort of its free FastTrac® Start-Up Program to assist entrepreneurs and business owners in Hollywood. The application portal opens: January 9-22, 2023.
The program is designed to guide early-stage entrepreneurs launch a business, the FastTrac® Start-Up Program also helps existing businesses develop a plan around new product lines and services.
The City of Hollywood’s Office of Communications, Marketing & Economic Development (CMED) is offering the free FastTrac® Start-Up Program from February 2nd through May 11th. As a Kauffman FastTrac® affiliate, the City hosts the FastTrac® Start-Up Program to help guide early stage entrepreneurs with tools to refine their business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources for launch. This program will also assist existing businesses to develop a plan around new lines of products and services.
Participants will develop a clear business concept and learn how to:
• Identify market needs
• Explore risk and success factors
• Build a solid business plan
• Create an elevator pitch
• Understand business fundamentals
• Network with entrepreneur professionals
• Access business, financial and human resources
Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood.
About Kauffman FastTrac
Kauffman FastTrac equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the business skills and insights, tools, resources, and peer networks necessary to start and grow successful businesses.
Ewing Marion Kauffman was an entrepreneur and humanitarian whose innovative and long-lasting contributions have benefited millions of people in his hometown of Kansas City and beyond.
Ewing Kauffman’s most enduring legacy to his community and the world is the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He established the Foundation with the same sense of opportunity he brought to his business endeavors, and with the same convictions.
Kauffman wanted his foundation to be innovative – to dig deep and get at the roots of issues to fundamentally change outcomes in people’s lives. He wanted to help young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, get a quality education that would enable them to reach their full potential. He saw building enterprise as one of the most effective ways to realize individual promise and spur the economy.
The program culminates at Graduation Day with an exciting Pitch Competition and all participants will receive a certificate of completion and the top three business plans may be eligible to compete for seed money grants through a pitch competition.
The FastTrac Start-Up Program is in-person at no cost to participants. Space is limited; the application window opens January 9th. For more information, visit: https://choosehollywoodfl.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=267 Or call the City of Hollywood Office of Economic Development at: (954) 921-3620.