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 minded organizations. The SPARK Hollywood FL team works to ignite entrepreneurial growth and promote start-ups through engaging, informative events that build community support for small business and drive equitable economic growth in South Florida.
2020 SPARK Virtual Launch
September 17th, 2020 @ 2:45PM
2020 SPARK Pitch Competition
November 12th, 2020
** Now Accepting Applications **
WE SEE IDEAS
SPARK Hollywood, FL connects
like-minded individuals, cultivating a community around innovation and entrepreneurship. It provides a platform to access valuable resources available in the City of Hollywood and South Florida while further developing their entrepreneurial skills. SPARK aims to bridge the gap between investors, businesses and entrepreneurs.
The ‘quick-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 comprised of local investors and business professionals.
If you have the next great idea or business -
Select 'Apply Here' to Complete Form
Applications Must be Submitted by October 23rd, 2020.
Application (Submission Form + Pitch Video)
Deadline: OCTOBER 23RD, 2020
Call Backs for Interview by SPARK Selection Committee
Zoom Interview: OCTOBER 30TH, 2020
Finalists Prep for Pitch
Zoom Prep: NOVEMBER 5TH, 2020
Finalists Present Day of Event: SPARK Pitch Competition
Virtual Event: NOVEMBER 12TH, 2020
SPARK Pitch Competition
See What Hollywood, FL Has to Offer -
Registration is Required to receive Zoom Access
- MODERATOR -
Chief Innovation Officer
CENTER OF INNOVATION
Founder & CEO
CURATED BY NSU BROWARD CENTER OF INNOVATION
DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF ENTREPRENEURS
FOCUSED ON INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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Connect like-minded individuals while cultivating a community around innovation & entrepreneurship
Provide networking opportunities with investors, experts & innovators
SPARK Launch developed for entrepreneurs to realize their potential and build a solid foundation that will drive their innovation forward.
Watch the premiere
SPARK Pitch Competition to be the first to know about innovation in Hollywood, FL.
Experience the new wave of entrepreneurship & growth
See what Hollywood, FL has to offer - explore integral resources & programs dedicated to taking ideas to the next level
2020 FEATURED SPEAKERS / JUDGES TO BE ANNOUNCED
2019 FEATURED SPEAKER
CEO | Body Details
Principal | Las Olas Venture Capital
Director | Broward County Office of Economic
& Small Business Development
President & CEO | Feeding South Florida
Founder & Principal | ScaleUp Executives South Florida
SPARK Hollywood, FL connects like-minded individuals, cultivating a community around innovation and entrepreneurship. It provides a platform to access valuable resources available in the City of Hollywood and South Florida while further developing their entrepreneurial skills. SPARK aims to bridge the gap between investors, businesses and entrepreneurs.
SPARK Hollywood, FL has offered more than 100 entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ventures to expert judges, and awarded more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to spark businesses since 2017.
SPARK Hollywood, FL is presented by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hollywood. It is supported by The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and NSU Broward Center of Innovation.