Fall 2017 Entrepreneurial Academy celebrates 11th cohort
NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | St. Petersburg, FL – The BB&T Entrepreneurial Academy® (EA) celebrated its 11th commencement event this week at the St. Petersburg Museum of History in downtown St. Petersburg. The Entrepreneurial Academy® is a ten-week course that teaches existing and future entrepreneurs the essentials of owning a successful business.
Taught by business leaders in the community, the curriculum includes sessions on topics such as legal entities, accounting, writing a business plan, marketing and more. Upon graduation, entrepreneurs receive a complimentary 1 year membership to the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®.
“It is our privilege and honor to work with the incredible entrepreneurs of this community. These twelve graduates are great examples of what makes St. Pete such a dynamic community,” said Sean Kennedy, the Chamber’s manager of the St. Petersburg Greenhouse.
Congratulations to the Fall 2017 BB&T Entrepreneurial Academy® graduates, who represent businesses ranging from technology to fashion to events and more:
The program is made possible by presenting sponsor, BB&T and media sponsor, the Tampa Bay Times.
Learn more about EA online at stpete.com/EA.
About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves over 1,300 member businesses and organizations. Continually identifying ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg, the Chamber works to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment. The Chamber represents perspectives of local business in St. Petersburg, providing and fostering leadership on important business and community issues. Information is available at stpete.com.
About the St. Petersburg Greenhouse
The Greenhouse is a collaboration between the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Petersburg. It is your one-stop facility for starting or growing your local business. We provide business counseling, training, networking, growth or specialized assistance and access to capital and credit for startups. Learn more at stpetegreenhouse.com.