Here we propose to explore entrepreneurship in ecology through a series of presentations and hands on activities. Our aim is to broaden our participants’ perspectives of ecology beyond the academic track that many of us are being rigorously trained for. We envision this workshop serving both students and early career ecologists. Finally, this workshop will indirectly expose students to diverse career opportunities.
Specifically, we will invite ecologists who have been engaged in entrepreneurial initiatives for lightning presentations. Owen Koff, a highly successful sales and marketing executive and South Florida Score counselor, will complement this by leading a hands on exercise focused on helping you turn your idea into a successful business initiative. South Florida Score is a dedicated team of business experts focused on assisting people devise and pursue successful business ventures through teaching and mentoring. We will conclude with a panel discussion, hearing from both the ecological and business perspective of entrepreneurship from our presenters.