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.

en·tre·pre·neur

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\

Enter the Entrepreneur of the Month contest

Entrepreneur of the Month is an essay-based contest that includes a free-style essay, followed by answering three questions:

1) What was your darkest night (in business)?
2) What was your AHA! moment (while starting up or “pivoting“)?
3) Why does the world need your business?

A panel of judges will review and rate your entry, and the entry that gets the highest rating will be elected as The Entrepreneur of the Month, receive a certificate, featured on this website, and recognize at the respective Entrepreneur Night event.

Panel of Judges includeKy Ekinci (Co-Founder of Office Divvy ™),  Joe Roy (Manager of UCF SBDC Flagler Subchapter & Palm Coast Business Assistance Center),  Rick Fraser (President of Center Business Excellence (CBE) in Flagler & Volusia County), Rebecca DeLorenzo (Vice President of Flagler Chamber of Commerce & Associates), Lisa Ekinci (Co-Founder of Office Divvy ™); and previous Entrepreneur of the Month contest winners.

Who can Enter? Any legal U.S. person, with a legitimate startup or entrepreneurial venture within the United States of America can enter. Who will be selected? Judges use their own criteria in rating the entries. Ratings tallied up, and the entry with the highest rating wins.  In case of a tie, there will be a second-round among those whose ratings tied.  Clarifying information and documents may be required by the editorial team prior to submitting the entry to the judges. Not every judge may participate in each month. In a month when there is a single entry, judges have the right to name a previously submitted entry with a higher rating as the Entrepreneur of the Month. Legal Terms: If you submit an entry you understand that your entry may be featured and published on this website or in other publications.  Certain edits may be made to your essay and answers. All contest entrants shall indemnify and hold harmless the Judges, Organizers, this website and third parties from and against any and all claims arising from loss or use of their entry; and shall further indemnify and hold them harmless from and against any and all claims arising from the entries. All entries must be submitted using the form below. You accept and understand these terms when you submit your entry.

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Entrepreneur Night in the NewsIN THE MEDIA

Me for Entrepreneur of the Month, obviously  06-23-2012 (Observer)
When I got wind that Entrepreneur Night launched a contest to name an Entrepreneur of the Month at each of its networking events, I immediately got to work on a business plan.

Entrepreneur of the month: Mark Woods – 06/02/12
Entrepreneur Night, sponsored by Office Divvy and the Palm Coast Business Assistance Center, has launched an essay contest to announce, at every Entrepreneur Night event, the organization’s new Entrepreneur of the Month.
Entrepreneur of the Month: Mark Woods  (05/23/12)
Mark “Tiki Tender” Woods has been named Entrepreneur Night’s first Entrepreneur of the Month, for June.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Read about the previous Entrepreneur of the Month Winners < here.