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CO:LAB’s Patrick Rooney Leanstack Certified

by FloridaWest News




Pensacola, FL (May 11, 2023) – FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance has announced team member Patrick Rooney, CO:LAB Director of Entrepreneurial Development, has completed Leanstack Level-1 Coach Training and is now Leanstack Certified.

Leanstack is hands-on training for educators, mentors, and consultants looking to achieve breakthrough innovation with their teams. Leanstack is designed for mentors like Rooney at incubators and startup accelerators who want to raise the quality of entrepreneurs that enter and leave their programs.

“This phenomenal program will help us up our game at CO:LAB where we’re mentoring entrepreneurs be successful every day,” said Rooney. “The certification is geared to help us elevate the performance of our entrepreneurs in the areas of increased productivity, improved workflow, cost advantages, networking opportunities and give them the tools they need to be successful once they leave the program.”

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About FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance:  FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is the designated economic development organization for Pensacola and Escambia County. We are an alliance of public and private community leaders dedicated to collectively building, growing, and sustaining the economic potential and prosperity of individuals, businesses, and our Northwest Florida communities.

About CO:LAB: CO:LAB is a business incubator and growth accelerator. At CO:LAB we have one goal: to help entrepreneurs reach their next level. We do it with a community of mentoring, of participating, of caring, of giving, of collaborating. Together we grow. Together we improve our internal community and our Pensacola community. Together we learn that which we lack and give of that which we have in abundance. Together we become more. We are a catalyst helping innovative companies continue their climb to reach their potential and to ultimately create high-wage jobs that will sustain long-term economic growth for Pensacola.