a comprehensive approach to entrepreneurship
SPARK Hollywood FL was launched in 2017 through a unique partnership between the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hollywood with support from entrepreneurially focused organizations.
SPARK aims to bridge the gap between investors, businesses and entrepreneurs.
WE PUT IDEAS
SPARK Hollywood, FL connects
like-minded individuals, cultivating a community around innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our Team works to ignite entrepreneurial growth through engaging, informative events that build community support for small business and drive equitable economic growth in South Florida.
SPARK Hollywood, FL has offered more than 100 entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ventures to expert judges, and awarded more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to spark businesses since 2017. It provides a platform to access valuable resources available in the City of Hollywood and South Florida while further developing their entrepreneurial skills.
SPARK Hollywood, FL is presented by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hollywood. It is supported by FPL, The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, Alan B. Levan NSU Broward Center of Innovation, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, The Committee of 100 Hollywood, The Community Service Foundation of Broward County, and Nova Southeastern University.
2023 UPCOMING EVENTS
2023 SPARK LAUNCH
SPARK Launch takes a first-hand approach for participants to interact and learn from experts. The moderated session will focus on innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship with the goal of discussing the trends, challenges, opportunities, and strategies impacting entrepreneurs.
2023 SPARK PITCH COMPETITION
SPARK Pitch Competition will feature entrepreneurs and new ventures competing for cash and in-kind prizes by giving a three-minute presentation of their innovative business proposal to a panel of judges composed of local investors and business professionals.