TALLAHASSEE, Fla. CareerSource Capital Region is currently taking applications for participants in the next round of Startup Quest® entrepreneurial training.

Startup Quest® is a 10-session, hands-on training program that trains individuals to become entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs by increasing the individuals’ skills and abilities, making them more marketable to companies looking to hire professionals.  The program focuses on the processes and steps required for a hypothetical business startup to transform an innovation into a product for the marketplace.

CareerSource Capital Region is offering an information session for individuals interested in participating on Thursday, August, 18, 2016, from 1:30PM until 2:30PM at Christian Heritage Church, 2820 Sharer Road, Tallahassee, Fla.  Pre-application and doors open at 12:30PM. 

“Startup Quest® offers entrepreneurship training, which provides graduates options for working with small or startup businesses or even for themselves,” said Kara Palmer.  “Startup Quest® pairs technological innovations developed at Florida’s public universities and NASA with highly successful entrepreneur mentors who help qualified professional-level participants learn how new inventions and technologies are brought to market.” 

Past participants say Startup Quest® is a “training experience of a life time.”  The program made them more marketable to companies looking to hire professionals in all industries.

Startup Quest® is now funded through a STEM Ready, three-year, $10 million U.S. Department of Labor grant providing training, internships and job placement assistance in STEM careers in the Gainesville, Tallahassee and Daytona regions.

The goal of the program is to provide graduates with the skills needed to launch their own companies, or to apply what they’ve learned in the program at new jobs with established businesses. Other participants use the Startup Quest® experience to expand their own existing companies.  This training program is offered at no cost to participants.

Interested individuals can register online or visit or contact Kara Palmer Smith at [email protected] or (850) 617-4605. If individuals interested in participating are unable to attend the meeting on August 18th additional opportunities to apply may be available on a case-by-case basis.


August 11, 2016


Selena Coles
Office (850) 617-4554, Cell (850) 508-1698


About CareerSource Capital Region

CareerSource Capital Region connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties. Solutions for career seekers include one-on-one career advising, interviewing and resume-writing assistance, employment workshops, and labor market information. Solutions for employers include recruitment assistance, skills assessments for applicants, customized training, and information on tax incentives. Employers and career seekers are matched through the Employ Florida Marketplace system. All solutions are provided at no cost. Programs funded through CareerSource Capital Region are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network.