MISSION The 26 West Center is an innovation hub that is dedicated to developing people, growing businesses, and driving the Sarasota-Bradenton economy.
DESCRIPTION The 26 West Center, a spectacular 40,000 square-foot building, offers a suite of seven business services to entrepreneurs. In addition, the SCF Coding Academy offers bootcamps and classes for those that want to reskill and upskill to earn industry-recognized certifications in the technology field. All 26 West Center business services are available to the public.
SERVICES/PROGRAMS • Business Growth Lab–Office space that is available for rent on a month-to-month basis to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Services include business entity formation and one-on-one business coaching.
• Student Incubator–This is home to the SCF Entrepreneurship Club, where students collaborate, innovate, and start their own businesses.
• Entrepreneurship Academy–An offering of hands-on classes and workshops taught by successful entrepreneurs that focus on topics that help entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow their business.
• Personal Branding Lab–A variety of interactive classes and workshops designed for entrepreneurs, career-changers and job seekers to help them achieve their professional goals and personal growth.
• The Digital Collective–The SCF student-staffed digital marketing agency that provides marketing services to businesses and not-for-profit organizations, including website development, graphic design, social media content, email newsletters, and photography.
• Creative Studio–The 2,000-square- foot video production studio provides flexibility for a live studio audience, live streaming, and location shooting. The Creative Studio also includes the SCF Podcast Lounge and Photo Studio.
• SCF Coding Academy–This unique learning location offers coding classes, bootcamps, and camps for those from ages 6–106. Coding camps focus on robotics, drones, and more, while adult classes include industry- recognized certifications such as software engineering, cybersecurity and Amazon Web Services (AWS).