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Weekly Spotlight

UCF's New Masters in Entrepreneurship program begins in August
Last week Cameron Ford, Director of UCF's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), spoke about UCF's new Masters in Entrepreneurship program at Central Florida Technology Alliance's meeting at the CEL.  Extending its mission to help UCF students succeed by empowering them with entrepreneurial mindset, skills, and resources, their 20-month program (which begins in August) is designed for innovators and change-makers in startup, corporate, non-profit and government settings.  It will be taught on Tuesday evenings and Saturday at UCF's Executive Development Center on Pine St. in downtown Orlando.

The program mirrors the phases of startup processes – discovery, planning and implementation.  The program’s design emphasizes essential startup processes, experiential learning and personalized coaching that supports students’ efforts to develop their own startup proposals while earning a valuable graduate business degree.  You can learn more about the program here and at an open house at the UCF Executive Development Center on Pine this Thursday evening.

Want to get involved with the CEL?  Cameron is 
looking for individuals and companies interested in supporting his students’ success through engagement and sponsorship. If you are interested in helping please contact him at cford@ucf.edu.

#RiseUpOrlando at Celine Orlando on Thursday evening

Steve Case, J.D. Vance and the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund team are taking their bus to Orlando on April 29 to put a focus on Orlando's entrepreneurial ecosystem.   At the end of their day here they will have a startup pitch competition and invest $100K from their fund in the winning startup. The deadline for startups to apply to pitch is March 11.

Orlando's Tech and Beer monthly event this Thursday evening at Celine Orlando will be focused on the event. 
Come out to celebrate our local tech community and hear some special guest speakers who will provide insight and real-world advice on the journey to becoming a successful startup. Register here.

Events This Week

Monday - Founders Night at Headquarters 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at Headquarters
Tuesday - Orlando Open Coffee Club 9:00 am-10:00 am at Catalyst Spaces
Tuesday - Pitch Night @ StarterStudio Downtown 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at StarterStudio
Tuesday - WordPress Orlando: Making Your Site Search Engine Friendly 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at Bigeye
Tuesday - The Orlando Python User Group: App Deployment 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at Echo Interaction Group
Tuesday - Central Florida Computer Society TechSIG Meeting 7:00 pm-10:00 pm at Denny’s
Wednesday - 1 Million Cups - Orlando 8:00 am-10:00 am at Rollins College, Bush Auditorium
Wednesday
- Central Florida Android Developers Group: Stop Being an Imposter and Get in Motion 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at Power DMS
Thursday - TAB | #RiseUpOrlando 5:30 pm-8:00 pm at Celine Orlando
Thursday - UCF Entrepreneurship Open House 5:30 pm-7:00 pm at UCF Executive Development Center
Thursday - Orlando Neon Swan Awards + Business Showcase 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Guidewell Innovation Core

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