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 2021-2022 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 2021 - 2022 Annual Report

View The 2020-2021 Annual Report FINAL

View Our 2019-2020 Annual Report

*Our SBA program year runs October through September.