The Entrepreneurs Academy charts a course for navigating the the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Imagine benefiting from the combined experiences of many successful entrepreneurs—mentorship-on-steroids, if you will. Imagine the direction and velocity your company can achieve with a proven network of critical resources and connections.
That's what the Entrepreneurs Academy delivers, with the next classes set for May 30-31.
The Entrepreneurs Academy was created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation and growth by helping companies navigate the rich set of resources available in the Orlando Economic Center.
“We are proud to present the Entrepreneurs Academy,” says Leslie Hielema, president or Orlando Inc. “We know your time is invaluable, and through the Entrepreneurs Academy you will make crucial connections that would otherwise take you years to assemble.”
Your entrepreneurial journey is unique, with the individual path to success filled with its own twist and turns. To address unexpected challenges, it takes time to find the right resource at the right time. The differences among the many resources available aren't always clear, nor are the right sequencing or ways to ensure that the correct resource isn't overlooked. As an entrepreneur, where do you turn? The Entrepreneurs Academy helps 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 entrepreneurial ecosystem: advocates, entrepreneurial educators, funding sources, professional services, recognition, resource providers, sources of innovation and talent. All of them are focused on helping you take your business to the next level. These power-packed days will help you gain a competitive edge—setting your goals higher, solving problems faster and achieving more in less time.
Dwain M. DeVille will serve as director of the Entrepreneurs Academy. An entrepreneur and one of Central Florida’s top CEO coaches, DeVille has helped entrepreneurs in the areas of strategy, tactical planning, product development, communication, mergers and acquisitions, and succession. This diverse experience has given him a keen awareness of the challenges entrepreneurs encounter, earning him the respect and trust of his clients. An author and founder of WaterMark International Inc., Dwain serves as a trusted advisor to some of today’s top entrepreneurs. His client list covers the spectrum of business, from small enterprises to major universities and corporations, including the Fortune 100.
If you're an entrepreneur with two to 25 employees and are looking for this type of dynamic learning environment, visit www.orlando.org/academy to register or for more information.
More info or to register: www.orlando.org/academy
Orlando Inc. is one of four lines of business of the Central Florida Partnership and is specifically focused on Regional Entrepreneurship. A “Five-Star Chamber”— the highest level of achievement awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—Orlando Inc. is uniquely positioned to serve the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Central Florida, connecting entrepreneurs to success.