Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Startup Scholars Program

Application Deadline is Monday, October 31st

The Startup Scholars Program is an initiative which aims to encourage innovation as a part of our community culture and increase instances of entrepreneurial success. Our mission is to increase the competitiveness of the Tampa Bay business community by addressing and nurturing Tampa’s entrepreneurs and related business innovation in any industry sector.

Startup Scholars Program participants will receive the following:

  • A professional gap analysis and needs assessment that focuses on specific critical success factors
  • A team of mentors and advisors to assist the entrepreneur in navigating the startup landscape
  • Recognition as a Startup Scholar on the Chamber’s website, social media, and at select events
  • A FIT Two membership to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, allowing the entrepreneur to take advantage of the Chamber’s networking programs and free educational offerings through the Competitive Edge Series

Please note:

All fields in the on-line application must be completed in entirety; no exceptions

Only the business owner may represent the company throughout the program and at all events

All entrepreneurs must be willing to make a commitment for the full length of the program and to attend all events and activities of the program; a Commitment Letter will be provided upon acceptance into the program

Click here to apply.

The application deadline is October 31st; sorry but there will be no exceptions to the deadline date.

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