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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SBA Programs and Services

SBA Programs and Services

weVENTURE accelerates sustainable business growth for women entrepreneurs through our business education courses, purposeful networking events and the signature mentoring program IGNITE 360.

In this business education course, Vince LoPresti from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss SBA Programs and Services available to business owners and entrepreneurs.

Vince LoPresti is the Supervisory Lender Relationship Specialist (Acting) at the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Vince formerly worked for the South Florida District Office, as a loan officer and the Atlanta Disaster Office as a Supervisory Loan Officer.

Wednesday 1st November

1:30PM - 3:00PM

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SCSW: Put Your Vision to Work

SCSWStrong Coffee, Strong Women

Special Session: Celebrating the Success of our Women's Business Center Clients and Community

Theme: Put Your Vision to Work with Tauhida Parveen



This special session of Strong Coffee, Strong Women was designed to encourage purposeful networking among Florida Tech students and staff with local emerging women leaders, and successful entrepreneurs.

An interactive discussion on the importance of building relationships as a tool to create the vision of your future and how to work towards reaching it.


College students are free, please RSVP and show school ID at the door.



The Women's Business Center program opened in 2007 and served clients in Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties for 10 years.  Join us as we thank our community partners, the SBA, and share client success stories.

Friday 3rd November

8:30AM - 10:00AM

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Strong Coffee, Strong Women is a bimonthly event where business professionals and entrepreneurs are encouraged to build and grow meaningful connections.

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Business Bootcamp: Mastering Microsoft Project

Community Partner: IGNITE 360 Program Graduate

Business Bootcamp: Mastering Microsoft Project

Cost: $ 699 per person

Learn How to Deliver Winning Projects.  Don't miss your chance to improve your capabilities with Microsoft Project and increase your organization's bottom line.  Alluvionic, the experts in project management, process improvement and engineering solutions, presents "Business Bootcamp: Mastering Microsoft Project" - a two-day dynamic, fast-paced course that will provide valuable insight into the full functionality of the software tool and how it can be utilized to enhance success with real-world projects.

At Hilton Melbourne Oceanfront, 3003 N. Hwy. A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903.

This is a multipart event

Monday 13th November | 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday 14th November | 9:00AM-5:00PM

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Work for [email protected]+ Workshop at Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce

A basic introduction to entrepreneurship and 5 simple steps to get you started.  You will receive a toolkit (workbook)  in the mail which will help guide you through the process as you discover your options.

To Register: Call 888 - 339 - 5617

A representative from AARP Foundation's Call Center will process your registration over the phone.

Monday 13th November

10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Copyrights: Using Copyrights to Protect and Grow My Business



Florida Tech's Continuing Education Skillspace division, in partnership with weVENTURE, brings you a series of Intellectual Property Lectures to help protect and grow your business.  Workshops are taught by Fred Romano and John DeAngelis Jr, experienced intellectual property attorneys in the area.

General Admission $20:00

LSS members’ $15.00

Seminar series package (all 6 seminars) $100.00

Florida Tech faculty, staff and students:  Free (if they bring their own lunch); Otherwise, $20.00 registration fee

Learn more or to register by email: [email protected] or call (321) 674-8382, option 2.

Location: Evans Library  2nd Floor, Room 204


Monday 13th November

11:30AM - 1:00PM

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