Central Florida Foundation announces social enterprise accelerator

first_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSCentral Florida FoundationSocial Enterprise Accelerator Previous articleFlorida Hospital adds new physician for ApopkaNext article3 tips when buying a used car Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 First-of-its-kind program connects emerging leaders with mentors, investors, resources The  Central Florida Foundation recently launched the Social Enterprise Accelerator – connecting entrepreneurs with resources, funding and mentors to help them build their ideas into self-sustainable ventures that solve pressing community issues.The first program of its kind in Central Florida, this initiative will help entrepreneurs in the early stages of product or business development. Participants will interact with mentors to advance a business model that achieves a “double bottom line” – delivering tangible results and solving social, environmental and economic societal challenges.The program will be headquartered at the Rosen Center at Rollins College and offer:Up to six months of a customized program with proven curriculum, designed by Rollins faculty and successful entrepreneurs, held twice a yearAccess to a team of mentors that are serial commercial and social entrepreneursAccess to legal, accounting and marketing experts, as well as Rollins facultyA collaborative work environmentTwo boot camps per year to prepare entrepreneurs for the AcceleratorPitching event in which one entrepreneur will receive a minimum $25,000 investment“A growing number of millennials want to do the kind of work that fulfills their passions while honing their entrepreneurial spirit – but speaking from personal experience, it can be tough to access the capital and connections to do so,” said Ben Hoyer, president and COO of the Social Enterprise Accelerator and founder of Downtown Credo, a donation-based coffee shop. “We’re here to help entrepreneurs build and scale their ideas into self-sustainable ventures that benefit our entire community.”Mark Brewer, president/CEO of Central Florida Foundation, added: “We want to establish Orlando as a national hub for social enterprise by helping entrepreneurs break through barriers to success. Younger generations want to be actively involved not only in philanthropy but in problem-solving. This initiative will help to harness that growing momentum.”“We are excited to create a place for emerging social entrepreneurs to move their businesses forward”, said Rob Panepinto, Board Chair for the Central Florida Foundation and CEO/Chair for the Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator. “Social entrepreneurs, who have a higher percentage of women and minority-led businesses as compared to traditional tech startups, face the unique challenge of building both a sustainable business model and driving positive social impact. The Accelerator, which has been over two years in the making, will support these entrepreneurs by leveraging the social enterprise expertise of our Founding partners: Central Florida Foundation, Rollins College, Downtown Credo, Entrepreneurs in Action, and Clean the World, along with our other committed investors and community partners, including the City of Orlando.”Panepinto is also the CEO of Entrepreneurs in Action, who will manage an early stage venture fund to invest in the for-profit social enterprises stemming out of the Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator.The Social Enterprise Accelerator is inviting individuals and corporate partners to join the effort. Support levels include Rally Makers, Seed Investors, and Angel Investors, with opportunities to mentor and judge participants, among other benefits.Nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs can apply to the accelerator beginning on June 30. For more information, visit www.cflsea.com.About Central Florida FoundationCentral Florida Foundation is the place for people who want to invest in their community. The Foundation serves as the region’s community foundation and is home to more than 400 charitable funds. The Foundation manages and invests funds, offers personalized service and expert giving advice, connects caring people, businesses, governments, and organizations to local initiatives that build and inspire the community, and empowers them to make informed decisions that make a difference now and in the future. Central Florida Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, professional advisors and nonprofits. Learn more at cffound.org.About the Social Enterprise AcceleratorThe Social Enterprise Accelerator’s mission is to create positive social change by propelling qualified social entrepreneurs to build their ideas into self-sustainable ventures within our community. We work with social entrepreneurs in the early stages of developing their product or business who are looking for help or guidance. Learn more at cflsea.com. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Bar portal would provide greater Internet access to membership

first_imgBar portal would provide greater Internet access to membership April 15, 2002 Regular News Bar portal would provide greater Internet access to membershipA Web portal launched in early 2001 by the State Bar of Texas may soon be popping up on Florida Bar members’ computers.The Florida Bar Technology Task Force, the Program Evaluation Committee, and the Budget Committee recently approved hiring a consultant to help create and implement a Florida-specific version of the portal, Task Force Chair David Welch told the Board of Governors at its March meeting in Tallahassee.The board did not take any action at that time, but will formally address the task force’s final proposal at its May meeting in Jacksonville.Craig Ball, the Texas trial lawyer responsible for www.mytexasbar.com, has agreed to help develop www.myflorida bar.com, Welch told the board, and plans to have a prototype ready for display at the Bar’s Annual Meeting in Boca Raton.The portal would allow members to, among other things, do legal research, check calendars, check e-mail, get legal news, and access secure client files from various locations “all with the click of a mouse button,” he said.These are functions that will serve as a number of member benefits rolled into one convenient package.“A portal serves a lot of benefits and provides a lot of services a Web site doesn’t,” said Ron Owen, a Jacksonville attorney and member of the Technology Task Force. “It serves as a focal point or electronic desktop from which you start your day.”About 35,000 of Texas’ 70,000 lawyers are starting their days with mytexasbar.com — and the portal has only been around since March 2001. Ball called the portal “the most significant thing the [Texas] Bar has ever done,” and said Florida can expect to achieve the same results. The key to making the portal useful to lawyers, he said, is striking a balance of relevance, value, and support.With approval from the Budget Committee and PEC, Ball will now work with the task force to create a plan for implementing Florida’s version of the portal. read more

Male domestic violence victims ‘have nowhere to go’

first_imgONE News 28 Feb 2012Male victims of domestic violence say there is not enough support and nowhere for them to go.…Rob Surtees and Brad Martin, from Stopping Violence Services in Wairarapa, say violence against men is a significant problem. “We mainly deal with men who are violent towards women and children, but there is a big need for men to receive some help around the violence they are receiving as well,” said Surtees. They tried to set up a refuge centre for males in their community – but could not get the funding.…Help centres have been set up in Gisborne and Auckland to help male victims of domestic violence, however nothing is yet available in Wellington, and there are calls for more help to be made available nationwide.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/male-domestic-violence-victims-have-nowhere-go-4745516last_img read more

Local restaurant proceeds with car show

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.– Our local Big Boy proceeded with their annual car show last night. There may not have been the bouncy houses or kids’ activities of previous years; but there were plenty of cars, enough to even spill over into the next lot!The staff at Big Boy on Ripley Boulevard faced some serious questions about the event’s viability when the stay–at–home order was declared several months ago. However, they managed to find a way with their friends at the Ramblin’ Rods car club.For the first time, they offered outdoor dining at the restaurant, and they brought in outhouses and sanitation stations to help people stay safe. According to manager Brittany Kieliszewski, this actually became one of the biggest turnouts they’ve had in a long time.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Christmas in July for Alpena’s MidMichigan hospitalNext Tractor show continues at full-steamlast_img read more

Less violent crime in South Africa

first_img8 September 2011 The levels of “contact crime” in South Africa – crimes usually involving violence – decreased by 6.9% in 2010/11, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday, while adding that the fight was far from over. Releasing the country’s annual crime statistics in Pretoria on Thursday, Mthethwa said there was a decline in all types of “contact crime”, including murder, rape, assault with intent to do serious bodily harm, common assault, aggravated robbery and common robbery. Murder was down by 6.5% and sexual offences by 3.1%. Assault with intent to do serious bodily harm dropped by 4.5%, while robbery with aggravating circumstances was down by 12%. However, Mthethwa said the stats were still worrying. “Contact crime is an area of crime which by its nature leads to serious feelings of fear and insecurity, because it is this form of crime [with] which violence is normally associated.”Drug-related crime on the increase Noting the 10.2% increase in drug-related crimes in 2010/11, Mthethwa said the police, instead of focusing on arresting people in possession of drugs, would be mounting operations aimed at the leaders of drug syndicates. He said they would also be working with the Departments of Education and Social Development in addressing the challenge of affected children. “We also acknowledge that dealing with drugs is a global challenge that needs to be coordinated with our international counterparts.”Drunken driving on the increase Mthethwa said it seemed people were not taking the “don’t drink and drive” motto seriously, as drunken driving cases were up by 3.5% in 2010/11, following the previous year’s 10.6% increase. “We all have a duty to ensure that our roads are safe, and those who break the law will be severely punished.” Although the stats showed a general decrease in all crimes, Mthethwa said this was just a motivating factor for the police, and that the fight was far from over. “Victory against crime is now an achievable goal. However, for as long as young children are still under bondage of crime and drugs, for as long as businesses are robbed, for as long as women are abused and raped, for as long as South Africans are mugged and hijacked – none of us must rest.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

How long should you keep important records and documents?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAsWe are all guilty of it- we don’t take the time to review all of our important records on a regular basis. Before we know it we have file folders stuffed to the brim with documents from many years ago. Piles cover our desks and filing cabinets comprised of papers we are hanging onto because we aren’t sure how long we should keep them. When it comes to business and personal accounting records, there is a method to the madness.  I will lay out some general guidelines below to hopefully help you keep legal and tax problems at bay. Type of record                                                               Retention periodAccounts payable ledgers and schedules                         7 yearsAccounts receivable ledgers and schedules                    7 yearsAuditors’ report                                                                 PermanentlyBank reconciliations/statements                                   2-3 yearsCash disbursements                                                          PermanentlyCash receipts journal                                                        PermanentlyFinancial statements                                                        PermanentlyFixed asset records                                                           PermanentlyEmployment applications                                               3 yearsInsurance policies (expired)                                            3 yearsInsurance records, current accident reports               PermanentlyInventory listings and tags                                              7 yearsInvoices (to customers, from vendors)                         7 yearsPayroll records and summaries                                         7 yearsPersonnel files (terminated)                                          7 yearsStocks and bonds certificates (canceled)                         7 yearsTax returns and worksheets, revenue agents’reports, other documents relating todetermination of income tax liability                          PermanentlyTime books/cards                                                              7 yearsTraining manuals                                                               Permanently Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through www.HolbrookManter.com or at [email protected]last_img read more

Nadal overwhelms del Potro, faces Anderson in US Open final

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after beating Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Once Rafael Nadal went from passive to aggressive and got his uppercut of a forehand going, it didn’t take long for him to power into the U.S. Open final.Closing in on a third title at Flushing Meadows and 16th Grand Slam championship overall, Nadal overcame a so-so start with an overwhelming performance the rest of the way Friday night, taking nine games in a row during one stretch to beat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Save for a less-than-dominant opening set Friday, in which Nadal had nine winners and 10 unforced errors, he barely missed his targets. His numbers the rest of the way: 36 winners, 10 unforced errors.Eventually, Del Potro’s flat, fearsome forehand became less dangerous, as if he suddenly remembered just how weary he was. Dealing with an illness, del Potro came back from a two-set deficit to win his fourth-rounder in five sets, then got past 19-time major champion Federer in the quarterfinals in four. Maybe it was all too much for del Potro, whose one Grand Slam title came via wins over Nadal in the semifinals and Federer in the final in New York eight years ago.That was the last time Nadal lost in a major semifinal ; he’s now won 15 in a row. This time, the 24th-seeded del Potro actually edged ahead with the match’s first break, going up 3-2 in the first set when a backhand return caught the net tape and took a fortuitous roll over to Nadal’s side for a winner.That was greeted with a chorus of “Ole, ole, ole, ole! Del-po! Del-po!” for the popular Argentine, who would serve out that set, punctuating it with a forehand.Maybe that woke up Nadal, who wouldn’t again relinquish a game until he owned the second set and a 3-0 lead in the third. The next time del Potro served, Nadal finally earned his first break point with some fantastic defense, throwing himself to his left to somehow get back one massive forehand from del Potro, who — perhaps stunned that ball came back — sent his next forehand long.ADVERTISEMENT South African Kevin Anderson advances to US Open final E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ By now, Nadal was pulling his own intimidating, topspin-lathered forehand up the line and attacking whenever del Potro left a ball short.It was quickly clear that the only doubt remaining was what the final score would be.“Just the fight to be in the final, and have a chance to fight for another title here, is so important for me,” Nadal said.Hours earlier, Anderson was so excited that he celebrated his semifinal victory as if it made him the champion, stepping on a chair and then a flower box to help him climb into his guest box in the stands.“I don’t know if it’s appropriate,” Anderson said. “It certainly felt the right thing to do.”Hip, leg and elbow injuries caused him to miss time this season. Ankle surgery, plus left knee, right shoulder and groin injuries were problems last year.He is appearing in his 34th major tournament and took advantage of a draw depleted by withdrawals of several top players, including past champions Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.“It’s nice that some of them gave us a bit of a shot to make a run in this tournament,” Anderson said. No. 1 Nadal will be a significant favorite Sunday against No. 32 Kevin Anderson of South Africa, who beat Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to become the lowest-ranked U.S. Open finalist since the ATP’s computer rankings began in 1973. The 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) Anderson, who won an NCAA doubles title at the University of Illinois, is equipped with a big serve, certainly, but he only once had even been a quarterfinalist at a major until this week. He’s also lost all four previous matches against Nadal.Plus there’s this: Nadal looked as good as ever over the last three sets against del Potro, further confirmation of his return to the height of his powers. Nadal is again healthy and capable of excellence, after wrist and knee injuries dulled his effectiveness in 2015 and 2016 — the first seasons since 2004 in which he not only failed to win a Grand Slam trophy but didn’t even make a final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s been an amazing season, of course, after a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, tough moments,” Nadal said. “So this year, since the beginning has been a very emotional year.”He reached the Australian Open final in January, losing to Roger Federer, then claimed his record 10th French Open championship in June. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

India to play against Sri Lanka today to warm up for World T20

first_imgTeam India would begin their ICC World Twenty20 2012 campaign with a warm-up match against hosts Sri Lanka on Saturday. Going into the championship with a loss against New Zealand, India have not quite built up to the big event in a desired fashion. Their bowling lacked potency in the final overs, while the batsmen too failed to chase a modest target despite several wickets in hand. However, they would look at the practice match against the hosts as an ideal opportunity to test out not just their combinations, but also the Lankan conditions. Sri Lanka on the other hand, warmed up for the tournament with a convincing nine wicket win over the West Indies, whom many have touted as one of the favourites owing to their explosive talent. But the Lankans outplayed the Windies convincingly chasing an easy target of 134 with 4 overs to spare. Sri Lanka’s batting worked like a charm in the match announcing themselves before the tournament begins.last_img read more

Inflamed shoulder tendons

first_imgTearing and inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder muscles can occur in sports which require the arm to be moved over the head repeatedly as in tennis, pitching, swimming, and lifting weights. Most often the shoulder will heal if a break is taken from the activities that caused the problem and pain. Intermittent ice packs applied to the shoulder and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also help reduce inflammation and pain. Review Date:7/6/2011Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

10 months agoNapoli reach agreement with Genoa for Christian Kouame

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli reach agreement with Genoa for Christian Kouameby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli have found an agreement with Genoa for Christian Kouame, it has been revealed.Corriere dello Sport says the deal will be completed on Wednesday – which will include a medical.The move is believed to be worth €20m plus up to €5m from any future sale.The Ivorian striker will sign a five-year contract in the region of €500,000 per season.Kouame will spent the remainder of the season on-loan with Genoa. last_img read more