Gulf Coast Venture Forum President Speaks

Gulf Coast Venture Forum President Speaks at Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida CEO Academy.

Naples, FL, June 12, 2008 --( Gulf Coast Venture Forum is proud to announce that Tim Cartwright, President of the Gulf Coast Venture Forum (GCVF) in Southwest Florida, has been invited to speak at Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Inaugural CEO Academy.

The event will be held from Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 20, and will take place at the Florida Gulf Coast University Center for Leadership and Innovation. It is designed to prepare high school juniors and seniors to become the leaders of tomorrow. Students will learn the mechanics of a business plan based on entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, global economics, and marketing.

Cartwright’s presentation on economic issues in business is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17.

The Gulf Coast Venture Forum is a group of Southwest Floridians dedicated to making our region’s new and emerging businesses successful. The Forum promotes the success of the region's new and emerging businesses by bringing together entrepreneurs, educational resources, capital providers and service providers. The group also offers informative educational programs presented by seasoned, recognized professionals and business people, providing a place for the sharing and exchange of business and technical experience. Members of the Forum meet monthly to hear about local investment opportunities. To encourage capital investments in Southwest Florida businesses, the Forum seeks to identify sources of private equity investment and venture capital.

The Gulf Coast Venture Forum is always open to new members. Monthly meetings are scheduled October through June each year. The GCVF is also available to provide speakers to local organizations who want to learn more about the organization. Interested parties are encouraged to view or call 239-262-6300.

Gulf Coast Venture Forum
Tim Cartwright
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