Brenner didn’t even look up from her conversation the other day when one aspiring entrepreneur rolled by on a skateboard. Most of the young people huddling at the long tables around Brenner and Lein in the sprawling office are dreaming of launching the next Facebook ( FB , Tech30 ) or Uber. The two young women have a different goal: supporting a new generation of “urban impact start-ups” that aim to tackle civic problems, while turning a profit along the way. Their firm provides funding, mentoring, and practical guidance for start-ups that aim to address challenges from education to transportation to boosting local small business. “You open TechCrunch or The Wall Street Journal, and you read about start-ups changing the world through the next dating app or on-demand butler service,” Brenner says. “It’s pretty disheartening.
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Wanted: FSU Students with Big Entrepreneurial Ideas
21, at 11:59 p.m. with the application found at jmi.fsu.edu/Students/InNOLEvation-Challenge-2014-2015/Application. For those entering the competition, a series of business development workshops, mentoring sessions and networking opportunities will help prepare contestants to be judged during the Shark http://www.sunherald.com/2014/10/24/5874893/wet-dog-smells-like-success-for.html Tank Finale business presentation. Feb. 27, 2015. Judges for the competition include potential investors, entrepreneurs and Florida State faculty members. This years InNOLEvation Challenge represents a departure from previous business plan competitions held at Florida State.
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