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Posted on: August 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Application Portal Open for Free Entrepreneurial Program

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The City of Hollywood’s Office of Communications, Marketing & Economic Development (CMED) announces its 3rd FastTrac® Start-Up Program, designed to guide aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs on the path to success. The free program will run from September through December and the classes will be held virtually via Webex. Click here to apply online by Sunday, August 22 at 11:59 p.m. for the Fall 2021 FastTrac Start-Up Program.

As a Kauffman FastTrac® affiliate, the City hosts the FastTrac® Start-Up Program to help entrepreneurs refine their business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources for launch.  At the end of the course, completed business plans will be evaluated and the top three may be eligible to compete for seed money grants.  All participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

“Our FastTrac® Start-Up Program has successfully graduated dozens of entrepreneurs,” said CMED Director, Raelin Storey. “We are proud to present programs that support the development and growth of businesses in the City of Hollywood, particularly during this difficult and disruptive time in our economy.” Watch this video to see what previous graduates have to say about their experience.

Eligibility criteria for the FastTrac® Start-Up Program includes:

  • A well thought-out idea for a new business that can be built to last
  • Two years of work experience
  • Access to a computer to participate in the virtual courses and complete assignments
  • Conducted some market research on business idea
  • Commitment to participate in all sessions (approximately 30 classroom hours) and complete prep work (approximately 15 hours per week)

Interested participants must submit a complete application online during the application period beginning August 5 through August 22 for this competitive process. All FastTrac® Start-Up Program sessions will be held virtually via Webex for accepted applicants from September 9, 2021 through December 16, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The FastTrac® Start-Up Program is free and open only to Hollywood residents and to those wishing to open a business in Hollywood. Space is limited. For more information, contact the City of Hollywood at 954-921-3620 or email us.


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