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\

Florida falls to Number 35 in Entrepreneurship

Florida-Number-35-in-Entrepreneurship

According to the State Entrepreneurship Index released by University of Nebraska on October 1st, Florida ranked number-35 in the Nation in Entrepreneurship (in 2011).

The five components of the State Entrepreneurship Index are:

  • Percent growth in employer establishments
  • Percent growth in employer establishments per person
  • Business formation rate (i.e, establishment births per person)
  • Patents per thousand persons
  • Average income per non-farm proprietor

Massachusetts was the highest ranked state in 2011, defending it’s 2010 spot.

Florida had a high business formation rate, number-3 in the nation, only dropping one spot (Number 2 in 2010). However when other criteria of the State Entrepreneurship Index applied, the Florida ranked 35 overall in 2011.  When it comes to income generated (in terms of business income per non-farm proprietor) Florida was number 49 in the nation, which is quite disappointing and concerning.

Complete study can be viewed/downloaded below.
PDF: 2011 STATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDEX