Pathway Lending, Rock, Paper, Simple, Strategic Ink PR and Z-Corp Complete IGNITE 360®
Strategic Ink PR & Z-Corp Pathway Lending Rock, Paper, Simple
MELBOURNE, FLA. (December 21, 2016) – weVENTURE, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology that’s focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce that four companies graduated from the IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring ADVANTAGE Program this month.
Rock, Paper, Simple (RPS), owned and operated by Joshua Adams, has completed two rounds of our ADVANTAGE program. Established in 2013, RPS has experienced tremendous growth as a result of participating in IGNITE programs.
Pathway Lending was weVENTURE’s first out-of-state IGNITE client. Pathway Lending’s Senior Vice President of Business Advisory Services and a few staff members participated in IGNITE’s ADVANTAGE program.
Strategic Ink Public Relations, owned and operated by Tina Lange, APR, launched in 2011 and Z-Corp, owned and operated by Ken Zeszutko, launched in 2003, recently completed the ADVANTAGE program as a first step of business partnership.
“During this IGNITE session all the businesses participating completed the ADVANTAGE program, customized for emerging companies that are committed to growth,” said weVENTURE Executive Director Erica Lemp. “We are thankful to see that weVENTURE’s mentoring programs are truly helpful to our clients and this session was particularly unique and exciting, as we mentored our first out-of-state organization!”
IGNITE 360 provides customized coaching and mentoring for entrepreneurs in all industries and stages of business, from at-revenue to emerging businesses to larger, second-stage companies. Program participants are matched with a select group of expert advisors who address current business challenges and determine strategic steps to reach desired outcomes.
IGNITE 360 offers highly effective mentoring in three distinct levels:
- IGNITE 360 TRANSITION for organizations that need strategy before growth or change;
- IGNITE 360 ADVANTAGE for companies that are committed to growth;
- IGNITE 360 PREMIER for larger companies that are focused on transformational activities and gross more than $500,000 annually.
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weVENTURE (formerly the Women’s Business Center), launched in 2007 at Florida Institute of Technology, accelerates growth for entrepreneurs by providing customized coaching, business education, mentorship and networking programs. weVENTURE has two Central Florida locations, Melbourne and Rockledge, and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, or to register for weVENTURE courses and mentorship programs visit www.weventure.org or call 321-674-7007.
About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates’ mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida’s universities, and lists Florida Tech among the top 20 universities in the South—both public and private. The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. In 2016, Times Higher Education ranked Florida Tech one of the top 20 small universities in the world. Florida Tech offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available at www.fit.edu.