A Selection of  Spark Growth Portfolio Projects

National Entrepreneur Center – Jerry Ross, speaking on Main Street Gardening for Global Entrepreneurship Week

3.0 Leaders Talk…Bright Spots in Education

Spark Growth – Stan Schultes, Friends of Global Entrepreneurship at U.S. State Department

Station 2 Innovation – cowork space

Spark Growth contributes to local entrepreneurship discussion at SB2

The United Nations launch of Women’s Entrepreneur Day, Sara Hand is introducing an award recipient.

Booker High School hosts a multi-generational introduction to Strategic Doing.

Station 2 Innovation organizes a Tampa Bay Regional Pow Wow. This group represents entrepreneur ecosystem leaders across the 8 county Tampa Bay Region.

Sara Hand visiting Tech Stars New York.

An introduction to Strategic Doing brings together community, education and business leaders at Tampa Bay WaVE.

Sara Hand, CEO of Spark Growth, speaks to the importance of collaboration at the 2015 Strategic Innovation Summit on the campus of Harvard University. Photo: Griffin Greenberg, NY Times

Startup Chicks visits Florida

3.0 Leaders is Access to Extraordinary Leaders and Innovators.

At Spark Growth – our passion is in connecting the dots – growing people, businesses, and communities. We’re always looking for cool new ideas that make a difference, great people, and awesome partners for projects.

These projects take shape across cultures, multiple time zones, industry clusters and profit and non-profit sectors. From the wild west of “Smart Cities”, the culture shifting aspects of thought-leadership workshop retreats and conferences, to the capital creation results of business and economic development.

Some of these projects include:

  • DaVinci’s Faire – multi-generational sensory-rich community engagement centered around science, technology, makers, inventors and lifelong learners in an unique open-spaces format.
  • 3.0 Leaders – convening extraordinary leaders and innovators, “heroes” in establishing innovation cultures to address the tough issues that are facing us all today. What are the latest trends? What questions should you be asking? Where are they investing their time and money, and why?
  • Soft-landing services – support business expansion into new markets, and are designed specifically to ensure those businesses are provided with an accelerated introduction into the market’s business practices, regulations and culture.
  • Agile strategy – lean, agile and fast, we teach people how to form collaborations quickly within in their networks, and rapidly generate innovative solutions in quick, iterative cycles.
  • Station 2 Innovation – building community and growing businesses in Bradenton and beyond with weekly education, coworking, mentoring and more.
  • Cool collaborations – from visiting the UN and State Department, to Innovation Accelerators sponsored by Harvard University, international business networking and impact investment conferences.

Current Project Sampling

Station 2 Innovation

Cowork & Entrepreneur Education

DaVinci's Faire & BarCamp

Share. Learn. Grow.

3.0 Leaders Conference

Global Thought Leaders

Smart Cities

Communities of the Future

Partner – Clients

Cross Border Angels

Cross Border Angels

International Investment – a Division of Scaale

Scaale Group

Scaale Group

Stage 2 Companies – Global Expansion Services

Innovation Pavilion

Innovation Pavilion

Public Private Partnerships in Economic Development

Manatee Millennial Movement

Millennial Engagement Sponsor

A Few of Our Favorite Previous Projects

Grade Level Reading

By third grade, the No. 1 Predictor of Success

The Florida Tour

Highlighting events across Florida for Global Entrepreneurship Week . 

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Main Street Gardening with National Entrepreneur Center

TEDx Team Member

Development partner 12-12-12, 11/12 GEW Salon, 7/2013 Sarasota/Manatee Salon