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17, March, 2016: iStart Jax is now iStart Valley. The new name and re-branded website are all part of the company’s expanded mission to provide world-class entrepreneurship programs nationwide. Mission of the organization remains focused on enhancing the startup ecosystem with the support of regional and global resources.

The re-branding reflects iStart Valley’s commitment to leveraging successful programs of individual states, collaborating with national entities, with the goal of adding broader value to its growing members. The new programs and services broadens iStart Valley’s reach to provide accessible resources and relationships to members in various regions.

In addition to the re-branding, iStart Valley will be rolling out several new customizable programs in 2016. These include:

- Providing newer Programs and resources to startups and aspiring entrepreneurs and bridge the gap between these early stage startups and investors.

- Organizing Youth Entrepreneurial Educational Program E-Mindset which focuses on teaching the entrepreneurial mindset to young adults and Teens. The program, developed with the Kauffman Foundation, is a timely reminder of the ability of entrepreneurship to empower young adults, to accomplish extraordinary things, while helping to build new companies and creating the new. iStart Valley will also partner with hackathons and boot camp programs that are geared towards fostering the innovation and creativity.

- Promoting Social Entrepreneurship by providing the support to entrepreneurial ideas that are attempting to find newer ways of solving social problems and issues.

MJ Charmani, Founder and Chair of iStart Valley said “We are excited about this milestone and looking forward to work with ecosystems across the nation. We will apply learnings from one region and to the other. Soon we will be announcing new partnership programs that are geared towards helping early stage entrepreneurs who are often challenged with access to right programs and resources.”

iStart Valley is supporting and working with the projects that promote Entrepreneurship and technology such as Metro Hacks (www.MetroHacks.co), a New England’s premier hackathon for the High schoolers and SecondGen International (www.SecondGen.org) which hosts entrepreneurship clubs and programs in more than 37 Schools across the country.

 

For more information visit – www.iStartValley.org, Contact Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 iStart Valley (Formerly known as iSart Jax) is pleased to announce the launch of an ambitious program, E-Mindset. Short for Entrepreneurial Mindset, E-Mindset is a revolutionary and globally proven program focusing on engaging and inspiring underprivileged women and young adults on the fundamental concepts of the entrepreneurial mindset and its unlimited potential.

According to a recent study by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, nearly 2.4 million college graduates cannot find employment in their area of study. That’s 80 percent of college graduates. The study also states that 54 percent of Millennials (ages 18-34) would like to start a business, but only 11 percent plan to do so.

iStart Jax, in association with Kauffman Laboratories for Enterprise Creation and local corporate sponsors including Florida Blue and The Jaguars Foundation, is working to reach its goal of empowering 1,000 participants with transformative experiences of the entrepreneurial mindset.

 “As a community working together, we can make this happen,” explained MJ Charmani, Founder and Chairman of iStart Valley.We need to create a whole new generation of youth who are job creators vs. job seekers. We will work with community champions, entrepreneurs, and leaders to reach our goal”.


E-Mindset-logoE-Mindset will be offered in a five-weekend format. Participants will go through a hands-on curriculum, which includes case studies of people with limited resources that have triumphed over hardship and adversity by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset. The overall objective is to empower learners through the development of entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in real-world entrepreneurial experiences.

“It’s our responsibility as a society to provide our youth with the tools and guidance they need to take charge of their own futures and have a beneficial impact on their local communities,” said Yash Nath, President of iStart Valley.

To sponsor an underprivileged women or young adult, please donate at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/iStartJax/emindset2

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More information on the program is available at http://istartjax.org/emindset

 





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