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Broward County Library Super Fan Fernando Yurkin
Why is someone who owns the next hot social media platform a regular at
Business Coworking Hub (CSB)? “Creation Station is the difference between
trying and doing,” says entrepreneur Fernando Yurkin. “It replaces distractions
Fernando credits CSB with launching him on the path to build a business from his
passion – sports. Together with partner Nadine Ghanem, whose background is in
organized sports, they formed a plan to create Sports Contender, a new social
media platform for sports fans. As you read this, they are constructing a pilot
program with the Atlanta Hawks pro basketball team!
The Sports Contender app brings professional teams, players and fans together. A
sports team can build a community of followers through Sports Contender by
giving the fan base a variety of great reasons to use it, including
notifications for pick-up games, sports camps and clinics, exhibition games,
celebrity appearances and other franchise events. A rewards structure for
participating using mixed reality, like Pokemon GO, is yet another incentive to
have Sports Contender as a favorite.
“Creation Station helped us put all the pieces together,” says Fernando. Using
the free, state-of-the-art office space on Main Library’s seventh floor, the
pair made use of the executive conference room with smartboard, video-conference
roundtable area and client meeting rooms. “The area is awesome!” says Fernando.
If you haven’t seen the space yet, check out a 360 virtual tour: accutour.com.
Invaluable to the new business was the expert guidance from the
Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), also located at Main Library,
allowing Sports Contender to apply for a patent to protect its new software
method. Fernando says he got “a lot of good information” from the library’s
monthly Inventor Info Chats, which made him aware of how and why to cover
Creation Station classes brought the project forward. The duo took web
design and Introduction to 3D Printing and is poised to get into the SCORE
series, which delves into financing and marketing.
“CSB is a great resource area,” notes Fernando. “Everything you need to know is
at the library – right outside the door!” And he means literally. Not only did
Fernando find books in the collection specifically on sports businesses, but
also on writing a proposal and mobile strategies. He and Nadine took an elevator
ride to the first floor to make use of Creation Station 3D printers, the only
Microsoft HoloLens freely available in a US library and high-end Apple MAC
“CSB Coworking Hub is opening up a lot of doors, for sure.” Adds Fernando, “If
you are looking to start somewhere…Broward County Library is a great place. It
gives you everything to start.”
Free Screening of I Am Jane Doe Documentary on Human Trafficking
Witness the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters who are victims of sex trafficking in the documentary
film, I Am Jane Doe. The Nancy J. Cotterman Center invites you to a free public showing of this documentary on Saturday, September 23rd at 2PM at
Nova Southeastern University Miniaci Center for the Performing Arts in Davie. Register for your free tickets on
Human Trafficking Photo Exhibit at Main Library September 5-26
Responsibility and Vigilance, a new photo exhibit by Susan Buzzi, professional photographer, victims advocate, retired police officer and educator, will be on display from September 5-26th at gallery six, located on the sixth floor of the
Main Library, 100 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The visual essay examines domestic servitude, forced labor and human trafficking in our community.
Responsibility and Vigilance is being exhibited in cooperation with Broward County's Nancy J. Cotterman Center, currently celebrating its 40th
year of helping heal and support thousands of victims of sexual assault and child abuse.
The Nancy J. Cotterman Center invites the community to a public screening of the documentary, I Am Jane Doe, at 2PM on Saturday, September 23rd at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at the NSU-Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr.
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477. The documentary chronicles the battles that American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school
daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds site that for years was part of the New York-based alternative newspaper the
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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?
Come back next week for the answer!
Answer to August 30th's Art Spot:
Imagination Encircles the World Andrew Reid is located at... Stirling Road Branch Library
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