Workshops for Small Businesses

Workshop 8

Friday, September 18


This final session will focus on Green Business/Clean Tech as a start-up idea. This session will present an overview of some of the latest “green” start-ups and provide resources for entrepreneurs who not only want to be sustainable with an existing business but who are interested in starting a venture that will help drive innovation for the planet. The term “green economy” describes a sustainable economy that provides a better quality of life for all people within the ecological limits of the planet. Innovators across the country are demonstrating this by creating apps to reduce food waste, circular economyloop solutions, forming produce and renewable energy cooperatives, creating nonprofit social enterprises, and engaging in a range of other innovative, eco-focused activities. With a whole new Green Economy, how do you get involved? What kind of training do you need in today’s economy to get ahead? What jobs or start-up opportunities are out there?

Topics Covered

  • What is the Green Economy?
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Jobs and opportunities
  • Greentrepreneurship
  • Pitching Green Ideas


  • Understanding the Green Economy and the opportunity it presents
  • A look at the skills, training and/or certifications needed to be competitive
  • Special challenges of green start-ups and how to overcome
  • A look at the trends in the industry and some of the top new green ventures
  • Meet some of Tampa Bay’s Green Start-ups and entrepreneurs

This workshop is the last in a series of eight sustainable business workshops. Stay tuned for the 2021 program schedule. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO JOINED US! See program recap below:

Let's Set a Tree Planting Record!

Volunteer to Plant Trees

Let’s plant some trees. Make a donation to Carbon Offsets. Help us reduce Green House Gas emissions and make a significant impact to the Pine Flatwoods Ecosystem. Sign up to participate in the largest, single-day tree planting ever in Florida!

Tentatively scheduled for early 2021, join us to set the record as the largest, single-day tree planting in Florida!


Who We Are

The Sustany® Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability on a local level and supports innovative community programs that preserve our unique environment, improve human health, foster collaborative learning, and promote economic prosperity in Tampa Bay.

Mini Grants

Sustany® facilitates the exchange of ideas and resources to individuals and organizations committed to economic, environmental, and social responsibility. Sustany® is proud to maximize its impact by supporting mini-grants to fund innovative projects that promote sustainability in Tampa Bay.

Become A Member

As a Member of Sustany®, you become part of a family of people committed to promoting sustainability and all of its facets, enhancing our way of life in Tampa Bay now and into the future. Your fully tax-deductible gift provides essential resources for Sustany®’s programs.

The Latest From Our Blog