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The TCC Spark initiative is focused on fueling passionate entrepreneurs with the skills and connections needed to ignite an idea and grow a successful business. 

Tallahassee ranks among the top places in the U.S. to start a new business.

With its strong community support and integrated network of partnerships, Spark focuses on giving participants access to local entrepreneur-focused resources and successful business leaders. Those who participate have the opportunity to develop the innovative business planning and management skills that spur economic vitality and steadfast success. Get started.

Why Spark Training?


Education focused on start-up success


Ability to create quality, high-paying jobs


Gain access to local entrepreneurs

"I thought that it would be a way that I could capitalize on what I think is a growing market..."

Andrea Oliver

TCC History Professor, Founder of Preservice

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"An entrepreneur, I would say, someone that makes a lot of risks for the success of their business..."

Jackson Rhodes

Shark Bowl 2017 Winner (1st place)

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"I was passionate about what I was doing... I wanted to branch off to do my own thing"

James Rolle

TCC Spark Scholarship Recipient

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"They gave a lot of workshops where we got to meet some very great mentors..."

Brianna Nelson

TCC Spark Scholarship Recipient

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"The entrepreneurial program here at TCC supports students to better themselves..."

William Gilmore

Start-Up Weekend Winner

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Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program at TCC equips active duty service members and veterans with the skills to successfully open and operate their very own business. Using the nationally recognized Lean Startup Method for entrepreneurship education, this program will be offered twice a year and will include mentorship and networking opportunities to help build a community for veterans interested in entrepreneurship.

Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program

The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce the Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program. This initiative seeks to assist citizens in our five-county service area who have an interest in learning more about entrepreneurism and small business ownership. Apply Now.

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The TCC Spark! initiative is sponsored by a grant from First Commerce Credit Union, a full-service financial institution with locations throughout North Florida and South Georgia.