Leslie F. Giscombe, MBA
Founder & CEO
Over 30 years experience as a Serial Entrepreneur, and the oldest African American to ever graduate from the undergraduate College of Business at the University of Florida. He has a BSBA in Marketing with a minor in Entrepreneurship, along with an MBA in International Business from Florida Institute of Technology.
To create and nurture a team of like-minded African American entrepreneurs and supporters within our communities by establishing structure, accountability, and utilization of our personal and professional experiences to help one another grow economically, socially, and professionally while mentoring and using these life experiences to provide resources and professional education to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs are constantly measuring the trade-off between the risk and reward of starting a new business. In their passion for succeeding, entrepreneurs often work 60-80 hours a week. Successful entrepreneurs are market driven, action-oriented, and focused on their clients’ needs. They try to make their businesses different from existing products, services, or technology, by exploiting their competitive advantage and protecting their ideas from competitors. The single most important characteristic of entrepreneurs is focused persistence.