We venture to ignite the power of women entrepreneurs.

We fulfill our mission by providing the following services:

  • FREE one-on-one business consultations
  • Low and No-cost business education seminars and workshops
  • IGNITE 360® Mentoring Program and Peer Groups
  • Purposeful networking events
  • Leadership development opportunities for professional women

Established in 2007 our non profit program is part of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business on the campus of Florida Tech.  Since then, we have:

  • Trained over 15,500 clients
  • Helped over 180 business owners grow and expand their businesses through the IGNITE 360® Mentoring Program
  • Helped clients to create and maintain local jobs
  • Helped clients to increase revenues -  an average of 40% for IGNITE 360® graduates

Our team of 6 staff members and over 75 volunteers work to support clients from diverse backgrounds and industries to launch and grow their businesses.

In 2020-2021 Program Year*, weVENTURE WBC:

  • Served 716 unique clients TOTAL. Counseling education, and group trainings
  • Assisted 333 Start-up businesses, helped 16 clients launch their business and worked with 147 aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • weVENTURE WBC continues to increase the number of ethnically diverse clients we serve by focusing our outreach and partnerships to make our services more accessible to underserved communities. 
  • Clients created 66  NEW jobs and 1,589 jobs were retained. 
  • Assisted clients with accessing capital, including private funding and SBA loans.
  • 354 clients attended our 77 group training sessions, Peer Groups or webinars, including those focused on COVID-19 response topics to help support businesses in this difficult time.
  • 475 clients received 1:1 counseling for a total of 1,035 hours of direct counseling. 
  • 65% of our clients were female and 35% were male clients or husband and wife partnerships.
  • 33 IGNITE clients graduated the program in 2021-2022, with many sponsored by CARES funding.
  • 300 people attended the Sold Out 2022 IMPACT Summit, the annual leadership development conference hosted in August. 
  • 30 emerging leaders participated in the ATHENA Leadership Program

View The 2020-2021 Annual Report FINAL

View Our 2019-2020 Annual Report

*Our SBA program year runs Oct. - Sept.