About Entrepreneur Night Events

The event is organized on the last Tuesday of the month – except July, August, and December. Events now attract upwards of 200 participants from all segments of the business and startup community, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs. Events are FREE TO ATTEND, and appetizers are provided. Bring plenty of business cards.

How did it all begin?

The first Entrepreneur Night event was held in in September 2011, consisting mostly of clients and friends of the founders of Office Divvy ™ –a Palm Coast based Private Incubator and Growth Accelerator. Nearly 50 people attended the first event, multiple folks volunteered to keep it going as a monthly event as a grassroots effort for and by Entrepreneurs.

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An Entrepreneur is a person who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. The word originates from old French, from the verb Entreprendre which means to undertake.

Pronounciation: \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈnər, -ˈn(y)u̇r\

About the Entrepreneur Night

Entrepreneur Night is a grassroots event for and by Entrepreneurs.

First event was held in September 2011. The event is held at a different venue every month on the LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH –except July, August, and December.

Events are held at venues that best exemplify Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and each event features free appetizers, an optional cash-bar, multiple surprises and raffles.

You can expect to enjoy a fun night while making new, amazing connections and having meaningful peer-to-peer conversations!

Entrepreneur Night has a special focus on Web and Technology Startups –who are encouraged to make short pitches on the mic during the events. The organizers also make introductions to mentors and investors for these types of companies.

Four+ years. Over 40 events. 6 cities.

Over 5,500 total attendees.

2,700 plus unique attendees. 20 plus host venues.

Events are attended by aspiring entrepreneurs, existing business owners, and those in the business of supporting and serving entrepreneurs. Most attendees are owners of a business that is under 5 years old (65%)

Entrepreneur Night Participant Profiles

A true cross-section of the Startup and Business community attend the event:

Entrepreneur Night Participant Profile Cross Section

 

 

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Entrepreneur Night has been featured in multiple articles in multiple publications:

 

Official Sponsors

Office-Divvy-Logo-WebEntrepreneur Night is presented by Office Divvy ™ –a business percolator based in Palm Coast, Florida.  Established in 2008, Office Divvy ™ works with Startups, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Freelancers, Professionals and Solo-Practitioners.   Office Divvy ™”s services include Ready-to-Use Offices, Coworking Space, Virtual Office Solutions, Virtual Assistant Services, and Professional Phone Answering. Company has dozens of members and clients in Central and North Florida, and beyond, across 18 industries.   Office Divvy has been a coworking movement pioneer in the State of Florida, and Office Divvy ™ co-founders are sought-after mentors and speakers on the matters of Small Business, Social Media, and Technology.

Business Assistance CenterPalm Coast Business Assistance Center (BAC) is an official sponsor of the event.  BAC was born through a cooperation between the City of Palm Coast and the University of Central Florida Small Business Development Center (UCF-SBDC).  It is established as a UCF SBDC sub-center, under the umbrella of, and funded by the City of Palm Coast.  The BAC  works towards helping local businesses grow in Palm Coast and Flagler County, and it offers personalized services, one-on-one consulting and group training sessions.  The BAC is also the organizer of the highly successful B2B Expo in Palm Coast and Flagler County, which takes place in the Fall annually.

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The Department of Economic Opportunity is an official sponsor of the event. The Mission of the Department of Economic Opportunity is to facilitate the expansion and diversification of the County’s economic base with targeted businesses that provide sustainable employment opportunities for its residents. The department is headed by the executive director Helga van Eckert. The department has an advisory council of nine county residents.

Score Flagler VolusiaSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Chapter 87 is an official sponsor of the event.  SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship –doing just that for 50 years.  SCORE Chapter 87 serves Flagler and Volusia Counties.

logoCareerSource Flagler Volusia provides innovative customized employment and training solutions to support economic prosperity in collaboration with economic development, education, chambers of commerce, community-based organizations, local governments and active business partners. The organization is business-focused, with a strong belief that employers are the region’s job creators. Career Source’s services are funded through various public and private sources.

Event Sponsors

WNZF is a Flagler County based news-talk radio station, headquarted in Bunnell, the county seat of Flagler County.  The station features current local news, traffic, and weather updates as well as multiple business related shows, including Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Chat.
 

Contributors

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Pyramid DJs is a Flagler Beach based Disckjockey Company offering the finest in DJ entertainment and much more. As a full time disckjockey company and Pyramid Diskjockeys has been in the entertainment industry since 1988. Entrepreneur Night events are frequently MCed and DJed personally by the founder – Vern Shank.