IGNITE 360 Business Mentoring Program
The tiered programming provides support for every stage of a business’s lifecycle. In this way, IGNITE 360® offers a natural growth cycle for clients to stay engaged with your center year after year.
This highly customizable program can be used to accelerate sustainable business growth for emerging and second-stage companies across all industries. However, this is a fee-for-service WBC program with a significant vetting process to ensure clients are ready to commit to do the work and be held accountable.
The vetting process and accountability metrics ensure that clients achieve measurable growth while participating in the program. It also provides a positive volunteer experience for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), allowing them to offer meaningful support to clients in a structured environment, where their time is valued.
Clients often go on to become WBC advocates, donors, mentors and even board members. Many mentors become long-term advisors to the clients they serve, and become key partners for the WBC, generating client and donor referrals.
The IGNITE 360® Model was designed and trademarked by weVENTURE WBC at Florida Institute of Technology and has graduated 140 clients since 2014. weVENTURE WBC averages 20 clients a year and program graduates see an average of 40% growth in revenue upon completion. 93% of IGNITE 360® graduates created new jobs upon completion. The positive outcomes IGNITE 360® clients experience are utilized in community outreach, helping showcase the dramatic impact the WBC and female entrepreneurs have in our local economy.
Tiered Program To Meet Client Needs
IGNITE 360® PATHWAYS walks aspiring entrepreneurs through the start-up process, laying a solid foundation for their business to grow on. (3 months)
IGNITE 360® TRANSITION is a mentoring program for business owners ready to focus on strategy and business fundamentals to gain a strong foundation for growth or change. (3 months)
IGNITE 360® ADVANTAGE is a unique mentoring program developed for emerging businesses that are committed to growth. (6 months)
IGNITE 360® PREMIER is for experienced second-stage companies that are focused on transformational activities that include but is not limited to management changes, exit strategies, or expansion. (6 months)
We Offer Customizable Training Packages To Meet Your Center’s Needs
The IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program is available for use by any WBC in good standing with the SBA. Licensing agreements and training packages are customizable, to ensure your staff and center are able to implement this proven model. Our experienced business coaches can help train both staff and program volunteers for ongoing support.
The license fee is $3,000 per year, with a $1,000 annual discount if a 5-year contract is signed, and includes a soft copy of the IGNITE 360® Master Packet program materials.
Additional training for program managers, WBC staff, volunteer facilitators and mentors is available à la carte, so your center can determine the right amount of training and support to help you launch and sustain this program.
For more information email weVENTURE@fit.edu or call 321-674-7007.