The Florida Tour started in November 2012 as a Spark Growth began an initiative to create a greater awareness of this Global Movement called Global Entrepreneurship Week and to highlight the growing and flourishing entrepreneurial environment that exists here in Florida.
Spark Growth with the help of organizations like Grow FL and our local Economic Development Organizations, as well as tools like the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center; helped organizations collaborate on more cohesive regional entrepreneur programs. Spark Growth initiated several events and gathered information on many more events taking place across the state of Florida.
Founded in 2008, GEW now engages millions of people each year during this one week. With over 130 counties and thousands of partners, in 2013 in the US alone, more than 1 million people participated in events.
You will find events statewide celebrating and educating entrepreneurs and entrepreneur supporters. If you would like to be a part of GEW awareness, if you would like to coordinate an event or be a part of one in your area or elsewhere across the state, please contact Spark Growth.
As we work together, we create a cohesive and collaborative message that we, Florida as a State, are developing a flourishing eco-system for entrepreneurs and business growth. That we are a great place to live, raise a family and grow a business with a diversity of cultural microclimates across our state to appeal to many different types of individuals.
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