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Ferdian Jap runs two restaurants at Armature Works, Zukku Sushi and Astro Craft Ice Cream. He also has other restaurants in Lakeland and Wesley Chapel. (Melissa Eichman/Spectrum Bay News 9)

Bay area entrepreneur shares different cultures, flavors of Asia - Bay News 9

A Bay area entrepreneur is taking leadership to a whole new level.

May 15, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship

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Florida SBDC at USF announces 2023 regional performance award winners

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida gave out its 2023 performance and small business awards at a celebration luncheon on May 10. Performance award winners are now eligible for Florida SBDC Network state awards.

May 12, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship, Honors and Awards

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Student entrepreneurial team out HUSTLEs competition to win food vending kiosk sales contest

Student entrepreneurs on Team 11 won the top $75,000 prize in the inaugural HUSTLE competition — a contest where University of South Florida student teams went head-to-head running a kiosk food vendor business. The competition was a joint initiative between the USF Center for Entrepreneurship at the Muma College of Business and Chessler Holdings.

May 11, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship

University of South Florida student Freeman Talla says he plans to use his education to help solve electricty problems in his home country of Cameroon. (File Photo)

USF student works to fix home country's electricity issues - Bay News 9

A University of South Florida graduate student plans to take what he learns in Florida back home to his native Cameroon, hoping to solve one of that country’s oldest problems.

May 9, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship

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Students pitch health innovations at 10th annual Florida Blue Pitch Competition

More than 80 college students across Florida applied for a chance to pitch their health innovation idea in the annual competition hosted by the USF Center for Entrepreneurship at the Muma College of Business.

May 4, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship

University of South Florida student, Blair Wood Jones.

The road to graduation: A student's inspiring journey to success

Blair Wood Jones grew up in an area where getting a basic education was a challenge. But Jones persevered, becoming the salutatorian of her high school, an advocate for educational access and excelling at USF, where she is now graduating with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

May 2, 2023Entrepreneurship, Spotlights

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Florida SBDC at USF to host 2023 Business Awards Celebration Luncheon

This year’s keynote speaker is Johnny Crowder, a touring musician, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate, focused on moving forward in life and business.

April 5, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship, Events

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Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge applications now open for next $20K competition

The competition invites college students from across the state to pitch an innovative idea or disruptive technology that addresses a healthcare problem.

March 31, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship

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New USF Center for Entrepreneurship leader wants to serve as a bridge for the business community - Tampa Bay Business Journal

He hopes to launch a mentoring program, conference and one-stop shop for business leaders to connect with USF's resources.

March 22, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship

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Florida student entrepreneurs deploy hot food machines - Vending Times

A team of college students has placed hot food machines in Tampa, Florida after their project won an entrepreneur competition, according to a Tampa Bay Business & Wealth report.

March 6, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship

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USF students bring JustBaked kiosks to Tampa Bay area businesses - Tampa Bay Business & Wealth

Tampa-based entrepreneur David Chessler sponsored a project at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business which gave students the opportunity to get real world entrepreneurial experience.

February 28, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship

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Boundless Bulls: Freeman Talla

Inspired by the tragic death of his aunt who died while seeking emergency medical care during a power outage in Cameroon, USF Sarasota-Manatee graduate student Freeman Talla is determined to help expand the African nation’s solar power sector.

February 2, 2023Business News, Entrepreneurship, Spotlights

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