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American Entrepreneurship Award Partners with the Idea Center at Miami Dade College to Present Unlock the Block: An Ideation and Development Workshop


The American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA), a non-profit created to support American startup business and entrepreneurs, presents Unlock the Block: An Ideation and Development Workshop. This introductory workshop, in partnership with The Idea Center at Miami Dade College, is one of numerous collaborations with AEA’s partner organizations.

Unlock the Block: An Ideation and Development Workshop is designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with tools to find new solutions to old problems and take the first steps in developing and solidifying their business plans. The workshop will also aid attendees in preparing their applications to the American Entrepreneurship Award’s annual business plan competition, currently accepting submissions.

Attendance is free, and will take place on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 5:30pm at The Idea Center located at 315 Northeast 2nd Avenue Building 8, 5th Floor Miami, FL 33132.

Registration for the event can be completed at: www.unlocktheblock.eventbrite.com.

For more information please contact Carolina Ordonez at info@americanaward.com.

About the Idea Center at Miami Dade College

The Idea Center at Miami Dade College is a business accelerator and co-working space connected to Miami Dade College that provides innovative programs and training sessions through its staff and professors. The Idea Center is industry-agnostic and welcome students and community members of all disciplines. The Idea Center offers more than fifteen diverse programs including Design for Miami and Innovation M.

About the American Entrepreneurship Award

Now in its second year, the American Entrepreneurship Award focuses on identifying promising entrepreneurs in Miami-Dade County, Florida and the Bronx, New York, whose business plans exhibit sustainability, innovation and a positive impact on the local communities. Launched with an initial $500,000 commitment from its founding partner, The Libra Group, AEA provides winners with a share of $125,000 in business start-up funding, as well as mentorship and business support services. The Group was inspired to create the award after becoming a founding sponsor of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), a non-profit organization launched by President Obama aimed at eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps for boys and young men of color.

AEA supporters include The Miami Herald, Miami Dade College and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College, as well as, Workshop in Business Opportunities, Hostos Community College, the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the University of Pennsylvania Law School,

Deadline for the application is April 27th, 2017, and can be submitted to www.americanaward.com. Winners will be announced in June 2017.

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