48 minutes | Feb 22, 2021

EP.06 - Coaching Entrepreneurs to Think Outside the Box

The Dynamic Business Leaders Podcast presents Michael Weiss as this week’s guest. For well over a decade Michael has served in public relations, marketing, and business development roles. Michael began his career in the professional sports industry, working for the Florida Panthers (NHL), Miami Dolphins (NFL), and the Pro Wakeboard Tour. Looking to grow within a different industry, Michael joined UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management as the assistant director of public relations, where he was responsible for publicizing faculty research, grants and awards, as well as academic programs, student success stories, and community partnerships. Currently, he provides business development and operational support services to help local startup companies develop into high-growth businesses, as a business incubator manager at the University of Central Florida. Michael completed his undergraduate degree at Florida Atlantic University and earned his master’s degree at UCF. He is a Certified Business Incubator Manager and an active member of the International Business Innovation Association. He also sits on a number of boards, including the UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media Alumni Chapter, the Florida Business Incubation Association, and the Rybolt’s Reserve Homeowner’s Association. Michael was born and raised in Coral Springs, FL, and has lived in Orlando since 2007. Do you know?Micheal was once tackled by Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer Jason Taylor.Join Roy and Micheal on an intriguing journey starting from Miami Dolphins to the basic principles of the "UCF Business Incubator". Tune in Now and make sure to take away the notes!Special Reminder:Get your copy of the books Michael mentioned:Eric Ries' - The Lean StartupChris Voss' - Never Split the Difference About the UCF Business Incubation ProgramThe University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training, and infrastructure to become financially stable, high-growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy. Get in touch with Michael:The UCF Business Incubation ProgramRing him up at 321-281-8383Or email him at michael.weiss@ucf.edu If you enjoyed this episode the Dynamic Business Leaders Podcast, then be sure to subscribe to our podcast on your favorite platform.Check out our website here and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
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