|Dade City, Florida — Entrepreneurs, small businesses, college students and the community are invited to attend an Open House on Friday, April 4 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at SMARTstart Dade City, Pasco County’s first business incubator. Learn about the incubator program, tour the facility and meet the incubator residents and partners.
Managed by the Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc., SMARTstart is the first program of its kind in Pasco County. At SMARTstart startup, companies work in a collaborative environment with other small businesses. Residents have 24/7 access to an office space, as well as co-working space with free Wi-Fi, a mail box, conference room space, seminars and classes, one-on-one mentoring. In addition, SMARTstart residents have access to network with other businesses, local organizations and community partners.
“It’s wonderful to have a program where like-minded entrepreneurs can network with other small businesses, participate in workshops and seminars geared to business growth, and have the opportunity to be mentored by successful business owners,” said Nia Parks-Ogletree, CEO of Arielle Management Group, LLC and a SMARTstart resident.
Pasco EDC is putting the call out to all entrepreneurs looking to get a smart start in Pasco County. Startups can occupy office space up to six months for free through the SMARTstart program and discounts are available for college students starting a business.
Krista Covey, SMARTstart program director said, “Five companies have recently located in the SMARTstart Dade City Incubator. It has quickly filled up and we are in the process of expanding the Dade City incubator and will soon launch another SMARTstart incubator in New Port Richey.”
Contact Krista Covey at email@example.com to RSVP to attend SMARTstart’s Open House on Friday, April 4. The SMARTstart Dade City Incubator is located at 15000 Citrus Country Drive, Dade City, FL 33523. For more information on the SMARTstart program visit www.SmartStartPasco.com.
Pasco EDC is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development in Pasco County, Florida. Pasco EDC continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County.
SMARTstart Dade City Incubator has received strong support from the City of Dade City, Dade City Business Center, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, Pasco-Hernando State College, Saint Leo University, USF Connect, USF Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE), and Tampa Electric Peoples Gas (TECO).