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To inspire our business leaders and budding entrepreneurs during National Entrepreneurship Month each November, First Commerce partners with the Florida State University College of Business and other area businesses on the Power Forward Speaker Series to bring nationally recognized speakers to Tallahassee. The goal of the Power Forward Speaker Series is to cultivate entrepreneurship in our community and generate funding that helps our next generation of entrepreneurs.
We kicked off the Power Forward Speaker Series in 2013 with Barbara Corcoran, an entrepreneur with a “rags to riches” story who is a star on the ABC reality hit “Shark Tank” and a real estate contributor for NBC’s “TODAY” Show. In 2014, we brought in Steve Wozniak, a living legend who changed our lives with his inventions and partnership with Steve Jobs at Apple Inc. The event was moderated by Andy Serwer of Yahoo! Finance and former longtime editor of FORTUNE Magazine.
Power Forward was followed by workshops in partnership with Domi Ventures to help budding entrepreneurs inspired by the event identify resources in our community to help bring their idea to life.
Watch for the announcement of future Power Forward speakers each August in the news and events section of our website.