The Spring Entrepreneur Hub
Gain access to world-class mentorship, connection to resources, and a collaborative work environment in downtown Pensacola.
WHO WE ARE
The Spring is an entrepreneur hub in Pensacola, FL that seeks to serve as the front door to the entrepreneur ecosystem.
WHAT WE DO
We offer a three-prong approach – mentorship, connection to resources, and scaling/acceleration – to bring unprecedented resources and focus on our local small businesses in the Greater Pensacola region. The Spring Entrepreneur Hub's main focus is to increase capital investment and expand new and existing businesses. We have brought on one of the leading entrepreneur organizations in the world – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – to help fulfill our project.
WHY WE DO IT
The top three needs for more than 130 entrepreneurs surveyed in 2019 were mentorship, funding and a clear, well-marketed path to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We need to engage, empower and keep our next generation of entrepreneurs in Pensacola. That’s how we will help grow more Pensacola businesses, jobs, and equity.
FIND THE BEST RESOURCES
As the front door to the entrepreneur ecosystem, we aim to connect you with organizations and individuals that can provide your company with the necessary resources for growth and development. We call this our "triage" process.
In order for us to best serve you and your company, we ask that you please fill out an intake form for business assistance. This will allow us to provide you with the best possible information and resources to fit your company’s need(s). Once you have completed this form, a member of The Spring staff will reach out to you via email to set up a quick phone call. We are excited to help you on your entrepreneurial journey.
RECEIVE WORLD-CLASS MENTORSHIP
The Spring Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is based on the successful model used by the renowned VMS program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT VMS is tailored specifically to communities looking to bolster entrepreneurship, and we have brought their successful program back to Pensacola. Our program offers confidential, team mentoring services to entrepreneurs across our community. By pairing entrepreneurs with 3-5 experts in residence, their ventures are exposed to a variety of very skilled expertise and advice. This program is offered to entrepreneurs free of charge.
OUR EXPERTS IN RESIDENCE
The Spring Venture Mentoring Service is powered by Pensacola’s strongest entrepreneurial network. Made up of the strongest leaders, academics, entrepreneurs, investors and visionaries from across the Gulf Coast.
Senior Vice President, SunTrust now Truist Financial
Retired Senior Partner, Heitman, LLC
CEO, Cognitive Big Data Systems
Retired COO and Vice Chairman Emeritus, Waffle House, Inc.
Dr. Jessica Griffen
Chairwoman and CEO, The Urban Development Center, Inc.
Founder and Creative Director, HatchMark Studio
Co-Founder, Emerald Republic Brewing Co.
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, IHMC
Executive Director, Downtown Improvement Board
President/Owner, Bay Lumber Trading
CEO, Eduocity LLC
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