Entrepreneurship Conference, November 2017

Learn What it Takes to be Your Own Boss

Veterans are more than 45% more likely to start a business than their civilian counterparts. Veterans Florida will show you how to leverage your military skills and training to get your own business started! You’ll hear from elected leaders, successful veteran entrepreneurs, financing experts, marketing gurus and other professionals who will share their knowledge and experience to help you get your business going.

The Entrepreneurship Conference will be held in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida on November 18th, 2017 at the Florida Atlantic University Student Union. With nearly 8 hours of in-depth information, this event is a must-attend for veterans interested in growing their own business.  

Diana Kander, Keynote Speaker

You won’t want to miss our keynote speaker, and New York Times Bestselling author, Diana KanderKander is an author, Forbes contributor, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and an expert in the fields of innovation and implementation of entrepreneurial ideas and culture. Diana draws on her experience as an entrepreneur to teach leaders to be more innovative and to inspire employees to think like entrepreneurs.

Event Details

Register now! Space to attend this free event is filling up fast!

  • Florida Atlantic University, Student Union
    777 Glades Road
    Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:30 PM OPENING REMARKS

Location:  GRAND PALM

  • Bobby Carbonell, Executive Director, Veterans Florida
  • State Representative Bill Hager, Florida House of Representatives, District 89
  • Brigadier General Richard B. Yules, M.D., Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Services; currently VP New World Angels

1:45 – 2:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Marketing Your Startup On A Dime

Location:  LIVE OAK A

Scott Bacon, VP Business Development, Miles Partnership

How To Increase Your Credibility In Raising Capital

Location:  LIVE OAK B

Eric Ramos, Operations Manager, Florida Angel Nexus

Veteran Small Business Financing

Location:  LIVE OAK C

Brendon DiBella, VP Development and Strategy, StreetShares

Intellectual Property Law 101

Location:  LIVE OAK D

Fernando Dutra,  Attorney and Camille Wilson, Patent Attorney, Wilson Dutra

2:30 – 3:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Bootstrapping: Starting with Limited Resources

Location:  LIVE OAK A

Kevin Cox, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program Liaison, Florida Atlantic University

Federal Government Contracting

Location:  LIVE OAK B

Justin Stuckart, Director, Veterans Business Development Center

Brewing Up A Business

Location:  LIVE OAK C

Mike Halker, Owner, Due South Brewing Co.

Is Franchise Ownership Right for You?

Location:  LIVE OAK D

Heidi Simos, Coach, The Entrepreneur’s Source

3:15 – 4:00 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 3

Marketing Your Startup On A Dime

Location:  LIVE OAK A

Scott Bacon, VP Business Development, Miles Partnership

Federal Government Contracting

Location:  LIVE OAK B

Justin Stuckart, Director, Veterans Business Development Center

Veteran Small Business Financing

Location:  LIVE OAK C

Brendon DiBella, VP Development and Strategy, StreetShares

“Is Franchise Ownership Right for You?”

Location:  LIVE OAK D

Heidi Simos, Coach, The Entrepreneur’s Source

4:00 – 4:30 PM NETWORKING BREAK

Location:  GRAND PALM

Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

4:30 – 4:45 PM FAU ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: GRAND PALM

Kevin Cox and Mike Giallombardo, Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, Florida Atlantic University

4:45 – 5:00 PM VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS SUCCESS STORY

Location:  GRAND PALM

Logan Skees and Cary Reichbach, Owners, Trainerspace

5:00 – 6:00 PM KEYNOTE: THREE LESSONS LEARNED ALONG MY ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY

Location:  GRAND PALM

Diana Kander, Innovation Catalyst and NY Times Bestselling Author of “All In Startup”

6:00 – 8:00 PM RECEPTION

Location:  GRAND PALM

Sponsored by The Veterans Trust and Due South Brewing Co.

 

Register now and get on the fast track to entrepreneurship. Space is limited, and free tickets are going fast. Don’t wait!

AARP The Veterans Trust