If you are ready to take the next step to launch your innovative business, we are here to provide you with the tools and information you need to succeed!

Have you ever wanted to
Start Your Own Business?
Hurry - Program Starts May 15!
Learn how to develop your innovative idea and start a successful small business! This is an incredible opportunity for you to learn how to determine minimum product viability and how to write a business plan! About $20,000 worth of best practices, education and mentoring, plus 12 college credits are available to you now - all FREE of charge, if you qualify. 
Education savings
Mentorship
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Surround yourself with other hardworking and creative people starting their businesses at the Innovation Hub during this six month program. You will learn the skills to determine your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for any industry. 

 

HOW TO APPLY
Innovation Hub 
@ Broward College

During the Start-Up Now program you will be surrounded by other hardworking and creative people starting their businesses at the Innovation Hub @ Broward Collage. The 5,400 square-foot Innovation Hub offers more than a dozen private, individual offices, shared co-working space for up to 16 individuals, two small conference or mentoring rooms, as well as a fully equipped audio and video training or seminar room, which converts into two large board rooms with separate A/V capabilities. 

 

Save thousands of dollars on a formal education
Use the latest and proven methodology - Lean Launchpad®
Take advantage of the mentorship of successful entrepreneurs and professionals who bring a lifetime of experience
Earn 12 transferrable college credits and a certificate in Entrepreneurship from Broward College

Four week program - 24 class contact hours

Opportunity Recognition

Market Research

Accounting big picture framework


BOOT CAMP

LEAN LAUNCHPAD©

Thirteen week program

Customer-centric start-up methodology

Business Model Canvas

Real world experience with customers

Internationally recognized

STARTUP +

Eight week program

Build a business plan

Minimal Viable Product

Develop investor pitch

Experiences mentorship in your field

Lifestyle business - get started

Innovation Hub at Broward College

5 weeks of continued workshops/discussions

LAUNCH

Get Started Now!
  • Review this web page and what follows below to confirm that you qualify.
  • If you are not already registered, register in the Employ Florida Marketplace.
  • Complete online, download and sign the Start-Up Now application. Must be 18+ years of age or older.
  • Attach your resume
  • Attach copy of your DD-214 (if a veteran)
  • We will need your high school and college transcripts within 3 months of acceptance into the program.
  • Attach copy of your proof of Selective Service Registration.  Must be registered with the Selective Service System (if male, born on or after Jan 1, 1960). Go to “Registration” then “Check Registration”.)
  • Attach a copy of your signed Social Security card, payroll stub with SSN or IRS tax form with SSN. Must be legally able to work in the United States — if not a citizen (see I-9 Acceptable Documents List and go to page 9).
  • Attach a copy of your driver’s license (or U.S. issued passport).
  • Attach a copy of your resident card or work permit authorization if non-citizen.
  • Send your application along with all documentation (see below):
    • Mail to: Start-Up Now Project Manager;  CareerSource Broward, 6301 NW 5th Way; Suite 3000; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    • Scan and email to: startupnow@careersourcebroward.com
    • Secure fax: 954-337-0920, with a cover sheet specifying Attention: Start-Up Now
  • If selected, you will be notified of an Orientation Session. Invitation to this orientation session does not imply acceptance into the program. Questions? Contact us at startupnow@careersourcebroward.com  .

A project of                                                       in partnership with

Start-Up Now promotes entrepreneur skills and is presented by CareerSource Broward in partnership with the Innovation Hub @ Broward College using Federal funds under award ED16HDQ0200018 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The structure, process, selection and final outcomes are those of CareerSource Broward and the Innovation Hub @ Broward College and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

CareerSource Broward is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Proven methodology
Earn college credits
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Surround yourself with other hardworking and creative people starting their businesses at the Innovation Hub @ Broward College during this six-month program. You will learn the skills to determine your minimum viable product, as well as the skills to write a business plan and a pitch. It will take 15-20 hours a week out of class and includes workshops, hands-on research and mentor meetings. The program is broken into four parts to build on your knowledge: Boot Camp, Lean Launchpad©, Startup+, and Launch.   

A project of

in partnership with

Start-Up Now promotes entrepreneur skills and is presented by CareerSource Broward in partnership with the Innovation Hub @ Broward College using Federal funds under award ED16HDQ0200018 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The structure, process, selection and final outcomes are those of CareerSource Broward and the Innovation Hub @ Broward College and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

You've got the innovative idea, now learn what it takes to make it work.

Get Started Now!

HEAR HOW THE PROGRAM HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE

"CareerSource Broward’s Start-Up Now program has far exceeded my expectations. It goes way beyond a blueprint for converting ideas into a cohesive and successful business. The program provides an invaluable insight into the world of investing and how to attract the attention, interest and most importantly, trust of investors. Whether you’re seeking outside investments or not, you will end the program with a better, more intelligent business plan that will lead to a much greater likelihood of success."

- Isaac Karpel

We help aspiring entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

"I decided to participate in the Start-Up Now program because I had an idea, but wasn’t sure of all the steps to take from the idea stage to manifesting a real business.The program offers a tremendous amount of guidance and support in every aspect of creating a startup. The instructors and mentors are excellent, and the program has delivered beyond my expectations. The amount of value that I got out of this program was tremendous!”

- Daniel Rosenstein

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CareerSource Broward is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

©2017 CareerSource Broward. All rights reserved.