Start-Up Now

Start up now group of people
Group of people

CareerSource Broward's Start-Up Now is a unique entrepreneurship training program in South Florida that helps you bring your innovative ideas to life. We partner with the Innovation Hub @ Broward College to bring you a demanding and profitable hands-on learning experience that will challenge you. In this program, you will:

Start up now and CS Broward Logo
  • Determine your idea’s viability and learn how to write a rock-solid business plan and develop a great pitch
  • Use the latest and proven methodology
  • Receive guidance and mentorship from professionals and successful entrepreneurs
  • Save thousands of dollars on a formal education, while earning 12 college credits and a technical certificate in Entrepreneurship from Broward College
  • Pursue an opportunity to pitch for seed funding from the J. David Armstrong, Jr. President Emeritus Student Venture Fund

How The Program Works

  1. We start by introducing you to key concepts in entrepreneurship, marketing and finance that you'll want to know to give you a comfort level when speaking to investors and others.
  2. Next, we help you determine product-market fit using a proven methodology and a framework of accountability.
  3. If you have that fit, you move on to writing your business plan and developing your pitch - facilitated by a successful serial entrepreneur and with the advice and mentoring of an experienced entrepreneur, investor or C-level professional.
  4. Finally, we begin holding you accountable to what you said you would do as you participate in your first CEO peer group.
  5. You launch your very own business!

Have Questions About Start-Up Now?

For more information about Start-Up Now, contact Doug Saenz, program manager, at (954) 495-4346, ext. 2, or at

Generously Supported By Our Sponsors

Start-Up Now Partners

Broward County Logo
Broward College Logo