GrowFL, in partnership with FloridaMakes and the Edward Lowe Foundation, is kicking off a new Manufacturers Business Growth Program for second-stage manufacturers and manufacturing-related companies in February 2018. Only 15 slots will be available for this first round of participants; the deadline to apply is January 31.
The Manufacturers Business Growth Program includes a year-long curriculum for CEOs, presidents or business owners, and their sales and marketing teams, who are looking to grow their company or address challenging business problems.
“The concept behind the program is to help second-stage companies grow their topline revenue,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “This way companies can create more jobs that will help the economy prosper,” he said.
GrowFL’s program includes Strategic Research and CEO Roundtables. The roundtables are available in the traditional in-person format located in Florida’s major markets, or in a new virtual format open to participants throughout Florida, no matter where you are located. GrowFL is seeking participants for this program who are exclusively in manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries.
Cost to sign up for the Virtual CEO Roundtable is $500 per company. Limited to CEO, president or business owner of a manufacturing company. There is an additional cost for the Strategic Research of $7,500 per company. Each company will have an opportunity to evaluate the Strategic Research for applicability and apply for a grant to help offset a portion of the cost of this part of the program.
DEADLINE: January 31, 2018