We help entrepreneurs build profitable, scaleable, and sustainable businesses in Southwest Florida.

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This cutting-edge program focuses on inclusion and collaboration to create an ecosystem that looks like South West Florida and concentrates on the resources and assets already available within the community.  We learn better together.

Cohort

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Cohort

Enjoy the opportunity to work alongside 10 entrepreneurs in your program to take your business to the next level.
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Mentor

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Mentor

You’ll be surrounded by SWFL’s most talented mentors who will guide entrepreneurs and help them grow their business.
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Partner

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Partner

Work alongside leaders, organizations and technical experts to share to open doors, and guide cohort attendees down a path of success.
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The Journey

The kinective program is less of an “in-the-classroom experience” and more of an action oriented, build-your-business-as-you-go kind of program.  We want to help our cohort not only survive but thrive in their business and community.

1.Application and Selection

Twice a year we choose 12 entrepreneurs to join our 6 month mentorship driven Community Source Incubator (CSI).

2.Kinective Program

The kinective program helps entrepreneurs better understand what they need and how to navigate the ecosystem in terms of what makes sense for their business.

3. Ingenuity Lab

Powered by the Ingenuity Canvas -a tool that helps entrepreneurs design for ingenuity and track their progress toward critical solutions

4. Celebration Summit

Celebrate and give/get visibility for entrepreneurs and program, create new relationships and deepen existing ones.

Kinect

As innovators and leaders in our businesses we know that it takes continuous or even sometimes revolutionary changes and innovation to stay in the game. And none of that happens without collaboration and inclusion.

Our dream for the future.

Meet the Team

We are here to help support and nurture “homegrown” entrepreneurs in SWFL. These are people from our community who are working hard to establish or grow businesses here in our neighborhoods. 

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Yasmin Valentin

Associate Director
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Jason Teeters

Program Manager
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Jonathan Romine

Associate Director