Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs

TAMPA, Fla. (April 13, 2010) – The University of South Florida is providing help for anyone considering becoming an entrepreneur at a time when self-employment may be the best road to employment. The USF CONNECT Innovation Thru Entrepreneurship Boot Camp takes place in the evening  and will teach the ins and outs of starting a business, building a successful business team, understanding legal issues, developing marketing strategies, corporate structure, obtaining funding and financing and more.


The boot camp is free but limited to the first 30 registrants.


The dates are:  Tuesday, April 20; Monday April 26; Wednesday, April 28, and Thursday, April 29. All sessions take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on the USF campus at USF CONNECT, Oakview Room, 3720 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612.


For additional information or an application, please email Matt Lowell at


The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.