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USF St. Petersburg to host 4th Startup Weekend Tampa Bay

Startup Weekend Tampa Bay logo

Startup Weekend Tampa Bay logo

Startup Weekend Tampa Bay will connect local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with mentors and resources at USF St. Petersburg June 7-9. It is the fourth Startup Weekend Tampa Bay event and the first to be held at USF St. Petersburg, hosted by the USFSP Entrepreneurship Club. Throughout the course of this 54-hour event, attendees will share ideas, form … Continue reading

USFSP Entrepreneurship Program leader named Florida’s small business advocate of the year

Daniel James Scott

Daniel James Scott

Daniel James Scott, associate director of the USF St. Petersburg Entrepreneurship Program at the College of Business, has been named the Florida 2013 Small Business Advocate of the Year. The award honors the work Scott has done through the Entrepreneurship Program, recently named the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program in the United States.  It is awarded annually by the Small Business … Continue reading

USFSP Entrepreneurship Club members win second national championship in a row

Winning Entrepreneurship Club members Chris Carpentier, Mark Lombardi-Nelson, Lazar Anderson, Brown Charite and Kevin Mircovich are congratulated by Entrepreneurship Director Bill Jackson during Entrepreneurship Day.

Winning Entrepreneurship Club members Chris Carpentier, Mark Lombardi-Nelson, Lazar Anderson, Brown Charite and Kevin Mircovich are congratulated by Entrepreneurship Director Bill Jackson during Entrepreneurship Day.

Members of the USF St. Petersburg Entrepreneurship Club at have won a prestigious national competition for the second year in a row. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Startup Simulation Challenge requires a team of students to take a new business and make the right decisions to out-perform nine other teams from across the country. The computer simulation took two months. … Continue reading

USF St. Petersburg Entrepreneurship Program wins national honor

Nathan Schwagler, Dr. William Jackson and Daniel James Scott

Nathan Schwagler, Dr. William Jackson and Daniel James Scott

The Entrepreneurship Program at the USF St. Petersburg College of Business has been named the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program in the United States. The award was presented Saturday to Program Director William Jackson, Ph.D., by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship at its annual conference in San Francisco. The award comes less than three years after the … Continue reading

College of Business students make strong showing at Startup Weekend Tampa

Startup Weekend Tampa

Startup Weekend Tampa team (l-r) left to right: Amanda Dicicco, Lazar Anderson, Chris Carpentier, Chris Mcelveen, Todd Broyles.

A team that included three USF St. Petersburg students made a strong showing at the recent Startup Weekend Tampa event with their idea for a mobile app to buy distinctively local products. USFSP College of Business students Lazar Anderson and Chris Carpentier pitched the initial idea, called Localmark.it, and were soon joined by three others, including USFSP freshman entrepreneurship major … Continue reading