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.
2020 SPARK Virtual Launch
September 17th, 2020 @ 2:45PM
2020 SPARK Pitch Competition
November 12th, 2020 @ 5PM
WE SEE 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 aims to bridge the gap between investors, businesses and entrepreneurs.
2020 FEATURED SPEAKERS + JUDGES
Las Olas Venture Capital
Broward County Office of Economic
& Small Business Development
Craig Avera + Rose White
Owners / Founders
Chief Innovation Officer
+ Executive Director
NSU Broward Center of Innovation
Chief Operating Officer
New World Angels
- MODERATOR -
Chief Innovation Officer
CENTER OF INNOVATION
Founder & CEO
GET INSPIRED. INTERACT WITH EXPERTS.
CURATED BY NSU BROWARD CENTER OF INNOVATION
DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF ENTREPRENEURS
FOCUSED ON INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
REGISTER ONLINE FOR ZOOM ACCESS
The ‘quick-pitch competition’ will feature entrepreneurs and new ventures competing for cash 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
Required Call Back 1 of 2
Zoom Interview: OCTOBER 30TH, 2020
Required Call Back 2 of 2
Zoom Prep: NOVEMBER 5TH, 2020
Finalists Present Day of Event: SPARK Pitch Competition
Virtual Event: NOVEMBER 12TH, 2020
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
I have a great idea!
How do I apply to
present my idea?
Applications must be received by Oct 20th, 2020.
Applicants Must Submit:
(1) Contest Contact Information
(2) Written component describing designated attributes of venture
(3) Video upload of venture introduction (2 Min Max.)
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Do I already need to have a business setup and running for my idea? In other words, do I need to be a startup business? What if I’ve got a great idea and a plan, but that’s as far
as I’ve got?
SPARK Hollywood, FL loves a good idea… it doesn’t matter whether you’ve gotten it off the ground last year or not. If you’ve got a good idea, we want to know about it and share it with the world to help you. Get your business details together and apply now.
So I’ve applied… now what?
Our SPARK Hollywood, FL will review all applicants and contact selected applicants.
There will be 2 rounds of reviews. Selected applicants must be available to participate in the reviews to answer questions and critiques before the final SPARK Pitch Competition on November 12th, 2020.
See Guidelines & Criteria
INVEST IN HOLLYWOOD, FL.
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. 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 The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, NSU Broward Center of Innovation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Community Service Foundation of Broward x Bob Giacin | Trustee and
The Committee of 100 x Hollywood.