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Our support network

CO:LAB mentors

On-staff mentors and an environment of knowledgeable tenants to grow together

A Community of Support

Mentorship Program

Since 2008 the CO:LAB Pensacola Mentorship Program has added value to our tenants through various assets.   Members of CO:LAB have access to a valuable network of support and counsel from our team of staff, board members, partners, friends, and their networks. These are successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, and advisory service providers. 

We Offer

Our service providers offer top tier services to support early-stage companies from several areas of expertise and experience, including:

Accounting & Taxation, Advertising, Legal Services, Business Valuation, Business Planning, Consulting Services, and Financial Services

Companies grow with Co:Lab enriched through an experienced community.

In addition, Co:Lab also provides:

A community of support from existing entrepreneurs, local business leaders, and advisory service providers

Access to key commercialization and research partners such as the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and    Sports Medicine, the University of West Florida, and the Small Business Development Center

Opportunities to network with other area tech-based professionals

Exposure to international and regional markets

Mentorship and Guided Growth

We are here to mentor early stage high-growth companies. Our mission is to help these companies become more successful by providing affordable, private office space, mentors, business services and serendipitous opportunities. Our goal further expands to develop companies that will employ more people from our area; companies that will benefit our community.  

Patrick Rooney, Director & Business Coach
With more than 40 years of success across various technology sectors including defense, electronics, software development, education, multimedia distribution, information security, health care, manufacturing and software industries, Patrick Rooney is a valuable asset for startup to midsize firms.  MORE ABOUT PATRICK

 

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1 million cups

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  •  1 Million Cups (1MC) is based on the notion that great ideas are discussed over a million cups of coffee. 1MC is not a pitch platform, nor is it a networking event. It’s simply a chance for 1-2 presenting entrepreneurs to tap into the knowledge and experience of the local community in a focused and encouraging environment.

  • 1MC takes place on the first Wednesday of the month. During each event, entrepreneurs have just six minutes to present their company or business idea (from newly formed up to 5 years old) to a room full of community members. For the next 20 minutes, the audience will ask questions, provide helpful feedback, and share similar experiences or support. 
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         Every 1 Million Cups event concludes with a question posed to the entrepreneur: “What can we, as a community, do to help you?”  
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Policy Board

The Policy Board acts as advisors for our Co:Lab members. They evaluate and develop the policies that govern Co: Lab and ensure its efforts tie into our entrepreneurial strategy.

Bill Gibson
Paul Talley
Jamie Ferrera
Lisa Fairbanks
Dr. Ed Meadows
Gerry Goldstein
Kelly Massey
Larry Strain
Chris Battel
Robert G. David
Jeff Gadboys