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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Jan. 13, 2015) – Broward College will introduce the Innovation Hub at Broward College and celebrate its partnership with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Football Club – including recently announced part-owner Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo – at an open house on Thursday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Innovation Hub at Broward College, located at 6400 N.W. 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale. Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. will join Ronaldo and other local leaders for a tour of the business incubator and discuss the details of the facility. This event is invitation only, however working media are invited to attend.
The Innovation Hub at Broward College welcomes businesses of all industries, and will host and support startup companies as rent-paying tenants through various stages of their growth via networking opportunities, coaching, mentoring, and increased availability and ease of hiring of co-working professionals. These co-working professionals will be another level of tenants in the business incubator, who along with the startup companies will combine resources as part of an ecosystem that will foster efficiency and innovation.
A portion of the Innovation Hub will be dedicated to sports-related startups as part of a collaboration with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. In addition to the benefits offered by the Innovation Hub at Broward College, these startups will receive mentorship from Strikers staff and have the opportunity to pilot their ideas on the Strikers’ stadium, fans and athletes. Accepted startups will provide innovative solutions to improve athletic performance, enhance fan experience, build sustainable and smart stadiums, and better engage the local community through media and broadcasting.
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