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Learn. Build. Scale. 

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We believe that all communities regardless of economic status should have the opportunity to learn, build, scale, taking risks, and be the catalyst for their own success

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.........working together with the community we serve to delivery programs to help shift the current economic disparities and deliver sustainable outcomes that boost entrepreneurship. 

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Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland, Founder of iLab Startup Foundation

"Our passion is solely to create ecosystems and environments where the lives of many can be impacted, where individuals may find empowerment and to experience a transformation that will occur through hope, technology, innovation, training, that will provide economic opportunities creating sustainable generational changes."
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Current Projects
The Industrial Business Leadership Program (IBLP)

IBLP is tailored to address the unique needs and opportunities of Hunts Point’s small businesses. When they are currently in the midst of adapting to change, pursuing growth or looking a head to succession, the IBLP will empower and guide leaders to create thriving and resilient businesses in the South Bronx/Hunts Point region of the Bronx.

Urban League of Broward County Entrepreneurship Center Ubiz Co -Lab

An initiative designed to stimulate sustainable small business growth. Increase revenue and position them to scale. The UBIZ Co-Lab is an exclusive annual subscription-based membership. Small cohort learning. Networking with like-minded entrepreneurs. Six months of personalized business coaching in marketing, IT, accounting, and legal/operations

Florida Atlantic University and SBDC Entrepreneurship/
Small Business Success Initiative

Provide four (4) initiatives helping business start, grow, and succeed in the groups

of individuals or businesses, we currently serve.

Focusing on the four (4) initiatives, with a minimum of ten (10) participants each,

to assist Broward and Palm Beach residents who desire to start up a small business

or accelerate the growth of an existing businesses.

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Let's Make A Change

It doesn’t cost anything to be a member, but when you donate, you help us take on more winning campaigns, launch more strategic initiatives, develop entrepreneurship programming, and go after opportunities to make a difference in growing our startup ecosystem.  

Join our efforts as we bring the Startup Ecosystem together to build a collaborative, inclusive, and value-adding ecosystem of gravity with a strong focus on what it will take to make South Florida a true regional hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development.

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