Business & Finance

Broward County Hosts its Fourth Entrepreneur Development Program


BROWARD COUNTY - The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) has launched its fourth session of FastTrac® NewVenture.™ The free program is designed to guide aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs on the path to success, the County said. FastTrac® NewVenture™ offered in partnership with Broward County Creation Station Business, began on May 30 and runs through September 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Broward County Creation Station Business located in the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, 7th Floor, in Fort Lauderdale. Through a competitive application process,17 entrepreneurs were selected for the NewVenture™ program this year, out of 126 applicants. 

As a Kauffman FastTrac® affiliate, OESBD hosts the NewVenture™ program to help entrepreneurs refine their business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources for launch, said the County.  At the completion of the course, business plans are evaluated and the top three are eligible to compete for seed money grants.  Broward County has 23 new businesses that graduated from previous classes.

“The launching of our fourth NewVenture™ course underscores Broward County’s commitment to entrepreneurs and growing our economy,” said OESBD Director, Sandy-Michael E. McDonald. “We proudly present programming that supports the development and growth of small businesses in Broward County, and we can’t wait to read the Final Proposals and see the Top #3 New Businesses to launch in Broward County.” 

Sign Up for E-News

The program classes are held on the following Wednesdays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, August 1, 8, 22 and culminates with a graduation on September 12.

For more information on the Kauffman FastTrac® program, contact OESBD at 954-357-6400 or visit

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Thu, June 21, 7:30 AM


City Of Parkland: Summer Camp

Thu, June 21, 8:30 AM


Camp Elite


Thu, June 21, 9:00 AM


City Of Parkland: Summer Tennis Camp

DUI Suspect Also Facing Hit-And-Run Charge

June 16, 2018

A Boca man arrested for driving under the influence on May 5 is now facing charges for leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.

Broward Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide detectives investigating the hit-and-run death of a Deerfield Beach woman who was struck and killed while walking on the bike lane along Ocean Drive the night of May 4 determined David Posta, 42, was behind the ...

Sheriff, Baseball Hall of Famer and Gold Medal Special Olympics Swimmer Join Forces to Raise Awareness About Drowning Prevention

Drownings are preventable, yet last year, Florida led the nation with the greatest number of child drownings.  There is no substitution to having eyes on swimmers while they're in a body of water, but learning essential survival skills can mean the difference between life and death.  

This year, the Broward Sheriff's Office is teaming up with Baby Otter Swim School to ...