|March 31, 2022 Lakeland FL: The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), the non-profit parent organization of the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, is proud to announce a new initiative designed to further its mission to engage, educate, and accelerate the next generation of aerospace professionals: The ELEVATE Aerospace and Logistics Business Incubator.|
ELEVATE exists to assist budding entrepreneurs as well as established companies looking to fully launch their great idea. The project seeks to accelerate business growth and develop successful individuals, businesses, and concepts in Central Florida, as well as around the world. The core aim of ELEVATE is to transport ideas from promise to product.
|Exclusive Media Announcement and TourWednesday, April 6 – 9:00amEastside of Hangar A next to Compass Rose|
|“ELEVATE is a world-class think-space purposefully designed to foster creativity and innovation in the transportation industry, specifically in aerospace and logistics. Combined with the amazing talent and experience of the extensive mentor network available through the Aerospace Center for Excellence, we have built a community to foster and develop ideas into enterprise,” said Rick Garcia, ACE Board Chairman.|
ELEVATE memberships range from virtual engagement with mentors and remote events to private office space for companies who are ready to take the next step. Open co-working and dedicated desk memberships are also available. ACE recognizes the importance and value of a wide range of member profiles and, as always, offers membership discounts and scholarship opportunities to students enrolled in higher education as well as veterans. Members can enjoy a dedicated “think tank” with floor-to-ceiling dry erase walls, a video-enabled conference room, high-speed internet access, and (of course) free coffee, soda, and snacks.
ELEVATE is about community and collaboration. Accordingly, Polk State College is the first to announce its partnership with ACE and ELEVATE to provide interns and other staffing support, as well as learning opportunities enabling members earn college credit in Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management.
“The ELEVATE Aerospace & Logistics Incubator is a powerful extension of Polk County Florida’s thriving aerospace community that will accelerate the future of the industry and our region forward. With the opportunity for ELEVATE members to articulate college credits to Polk State, participants will be positioned to build upon both their education and entrepreneurial endeavors, fostering their success,” said Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti, President of Polk State College.
ELEVATE’s office space is currently under construction and expects to open to the public in June 2022. For more information on ELEVATE and to get your name on the list for a spot in this innovative idea center, visit www.elevateincubator.com. You can also engage with ELEVATE now through Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching “ELEVATEincubator”.
Look for more information on this project as the opening date approaches, and plan now to join a community of forward-thinking thought leaders seeking to disrupt and innovate in the fields of aerospace and logistics.
|For more information please contactMelissa Goodson, Director of Marketing863-370-4928 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ABOUT SUN ‘N FUN FLY-IN IN, INC.SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages. Year-round events, including the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, which is one of the world’s largest aviation events, raise funds for the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo annually raises funds for ACE enabling the delivery of STEM-related and aerospace education programs engaging over 50,000 local youth each year. Additionally, ACE manages and allocates local aerospace scholarships. For more information: www.flysnf.org.|
ABOUT AEROSPACE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCEThe Aerospace Center for Excellence, (ACE), is a 501(c)3, 22-acre not-for-profit educational facility located on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. ACE has emerged as a nationally recognized leader in STEM-related and aerospace education through its various learning centers, outreach programs, summer camps, and scholarships aimed at preparing students for tomorrow’s aerospace challenges. As the world’s leader in producing licensed teenage private pilots and delivering youth programs that engage over 50,000 students a year, ACE is entirely focused on its mission to Engage, Educate, and Accelerate the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals. For more information: www.ACEedu.org.