ATHENA NextGen Series


weVENTURE, in partnership with LEAD Brevard, presents

ATHENA NextGen Thought Leadership Series 2017


The ATHENA NextGen series is designed to create stronger female business leaders.  An interactive and collaborative forum where participants enhance their professional and personal development skills through a series of eight sessions, one morning a month.ATHENA-mini

Core Leadership Principles:         
Participants take a “deeper dive” and learn about ATHENA’s Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership.

The enrichment program will provide access to:
- coaching opportunities
- capacity building seminars
- group communications

Who Should Attend:
Emerging Women Leaders
Early Career Professionals

SCHEDULE: (8:00 - 10:00 am)

  • March 23rdathena
  • April 27th
  • May 25th
  • June 22th
  • July 27th
  • August 24th (IMPACT Summit, 8 am- 2:00 pm at Hilton Rialto Place Melbourne)
  • September 28th
  • October 26th
  • November 17th

Early Registration: $499 (until January 31, 2017)

Full Fee: $ 599 (after January 31, 2017)

Each participant will be enrolled int he Enrichment Program, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo (Reg. Program Price: $795)

Includes a seat at weVENTURE signature events in 2017

  • Women Who Rock Awards Luncheon - March 14
  • IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit - Aug. 24
  • Strong Coffee, Strong Women Series - Feb. 10, May 5, July 14, and Nov. 3

Special "Thanks" to our program sponsor Wells Fargo, and our marketing partner LEAD Brevard, and Zonta Club o f Melbourne for providing partial scholarships.

This is a multipart event

Thursday 23rd March | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 27th April | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 25th May | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 22nd June | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 27th July | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 24th August | 8:00AM-2:00PM
Thursday 28th September | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 26th October | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Friday 17th November | 8:00AM-10:00AM

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Program Announcement:

weVENTURE office will be closed on Friday, September 1 all day as we wrap up our IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit, and Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.  No client consultations will be held on those days.  Our office will reopen on Tuesday, September 5.

This is a multipart event

Friday 1st September | 8:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday 5th September | 8:00AM-5:00PM

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Patents and Trademarks

Community Partner

Patents and Trademarks

September 21, 2017

EFSC Melbourne Campus

3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10 Room 206

Tuesday 12th September

9:00AM - 12:00PM

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What is your Market Plan?

Community Partner

What is your Market Plan - a 7 step press to learn the what and why of a market plan

10:45 AM - 12 Noon

Call 321-267-3036 to register

Location: Titusville Area Chamber

2000 S Washington Ave. Titusville, GL

Wednesday 20th September

10:45AM - 12:00PM

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Small Business Hiring and Staffing

Community Partner

Small business Hiring and Staffing

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: EFSC Melbourne Campus

3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10, Room 206

Thursday 21st September

9:00AM - 11:00AM

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SBDC: Boots to Business



Boots to Business

The Program is NO Cost. You  must have access to Patrick AFB to attend. (2 day program)

Call AFRC at 321-494-5676 to register.

This is a multipart event

Tuesday 26th September | 8:00AM-4:00PM
Wednesday 27th September | 8:00AM-4:00PM

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Launch Your Venture 101

Launch Your Venture 101

A two-hour interactive workshop where you will talk through questions like: What you need to know before starting a business? What are your long-term business goals? Create your Individual Entrepreneurial Plan (IEP) or action plan that will help you achieve your goals. After you take this class, discover which weVENTURE program is right for you.

Cost: $12.50 (Handouts and resource materials provided)

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Wednesday 27th September

10:00AM - 11:30AM

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SBA: Financial Management Fundamentals

Financial Management Fundamental for Small Businesses

Note: This workshop precedes the Cash Flow Management workshop to be offered on October 11.

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of financial management and why it is important to a small business and its owner
  • Identify financial management practices, rules, and tools commonly available to small businesses
  • Explain how financial management practices, rules, and tools work
  • Explain financial management basics for a small business, including:
    • Start-up financing
    • Financing for a growing business
    • Financing working capital
    • Financing fixed assets

Join Vincent LoPresti, Supervisory Lender Relationship Specialist (Acting) at U.S. Small Business Administration, as he delivers this interactive workshop.  Handouts will be provided.

Thursday 28th September

1:30PM - 3:00PM

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