Spark Growth bookends our year with two major events each year that we coordinate. The first in the spring, is our Economic Leadership Summit. Bringing thought leaders and decision makers together across sectors: business, technology, funding and education; there is a synergistic “magic” that happens.

In November of each year, Spark Growth takes part in awareness building of an international initiative called Global Entrepreneurship Week. For us Americans this happens the week before Thanksgiving each year. Inspired by Florida State University’s declaration of November as eMonth. Spark Growth collects information on events across the state of Florida during the month of November and fosters collaboration among organizations to facilitate entrepreneurial event line-ups. In 2013 our poster child of collaboration was the Tampa Bay Region. See The Florida Tour for more information.

In conjunction with our BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton community work, Spark Growth leaders plan and facilitate entrepreneurial eco-system building events monthly with lunch and learns, after hours and a yearly Spring BarCamp un-conference. With no membership fee involved, hundreds of members across social platforms connect according to their preferences.  Check out our media channels to connect.

Working together with our Spark Growth Partners, opportunities arise to better serve our communities through special events and projects like the “Innovation Center” to launch first in Bradenton and then Sarasota County. If you have a project or event that you would like to bring the Spark Growth leveraging of resources to, please contact us.