UEP on the Suncoast

SCC Announces 11 Companies in UEP on the Suncoast’s 2nd Round.  Click here for more info.

The Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP) believes in the entrepreneurial spirit. We believe it can unleash imagination, create opportunities, reinvent the market, rebuild communities, and transform the world.

UEP on the Suncoast is a partnership between Suncoast Community Capital and the UEP, a program of the Kauffman Foundation, established to support entrepreneurs in Florida’s Sarasota and Manatee counties.

The UEP is a premium business solution, distinguished by a unique and innovative one-to-one business coaching model designed to produce rapid return on investment. Our mission is to deliver world-class coaching in a cost-effective manner that assists the client in adjusting quickly to a fluid marketplace.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • have an idea for a business, or
  • already operate a for-profit or nonprofit business, excluding religious or political organizations.

We seek entrepreneurs who are eager to expand and create jobs for our community. Entrepreneurs with existing businesses or ideas in any industry may apply.  If you meet these requirements and need the expertise to start or grow your business, we’re here to help with a unique one-to-one personalized coaching program.

To apply for participation in UEP on the Suncoast, click here or contact Jill Green or Ed Bernica at (816) 581-2900 or JGreen@uepkauffman.org and EBernica@uepkauffman.org.

Take a moment to look at UEP success stories.

Explore More About the UEP

For UEP, the science of success is about quantifiable results.  To learn more about UEP’s use of data, and its track record in improving the bottom line of companites, visit this e-brochure:


What’s “Behind the Name” at UEP?  Visit here for more:


The Five Stages of the UEP on the Suncoast coaching process:



Latest News


Suncoast Community Capital Announces 11 Companies to Participate in UEP on the Suncoast’s 2nd Round

Read the press release on our blog about the 2nd round of UEP on the Suncoast companies here.

Our UEP on the Suncoast Seed Funders

Suncoast Community Capital thanks Wells Fargo and the Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency for its seed funding to establish UEP on the Suncoast in our region.



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