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-cost business education seminars and workshops
  • IGNITE 360® Mentoring Program 
  • Peer Groups
  • Purposeful networking events
  • Leadership development opportunities for professional women

Since our nonprofit program was established in 2007 in Melbourne, Florida on the campus of Florida Tech, we have:

  • Trained over 14,500 clients
  • Helped over 170 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 5 staff members and over 75 volunteers work to ensure that our clients are successful unto the economic benefit of all.

In 2020-2021 Program Year*, weVENTURE WBC:

  • Served 977 unique clients TOTAL. Counseling education, and group trainings
  • Assisted 258 NEW Start-up businesses. 
  • Nearly doubled the number of ethnic minority clients we served year over year by focusing our outreach and partnerships to make our services more accessible to underserved communities. 
  • Clients created 77 NEW jobs and 849 jobs were retained via $675,520 in PPP Loans secured
  • Assisted 34 businesses with accessing capital, totaling $596,570 in private funding and $509,180 in SBA loans.
  • 878 clients attended our 62 group training sessions or webinars, including Peer Groups focused on COVID-19 response topics to help support businesses in this difficult time.
  • 502 clients received 1:1 counseling for a total of 1,281 hours of direct counseling. 
  • 69% of our clients were female and 31% were male clients.
  • 30 IGNITE clients graduated the program in 2020-2021, with many sponsored by CARES funding.
  • 350 individuals registered for 2021 Virtual IMPACT Summit and a dozen watch parties were hosted.
  • 12 emerging leaders graduated from ATHENA Leadership Program

View The 2020-2021 Annual Report FINAL

View Our 2019-2020 Annual Report

*Our SBA program year runs Oct. - Sept.