A couple of weeks ago, the news that Jerilyn – aka Lady Ward – our super Jill-of-all-trades executive assistant was leaving Broward College, came as a bit of a surprise. The initial feelings of sadness where quickly transformed into those of joy and optimism for her, as we learned more of the new set of goals and direction she has laid out for herself. Having by all accounts “graduated” from ALL FIVE cohorts of Startup NOW, and having interacted for almost three years with every single entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and investor that has come in contact with us at the Innovation Hub, Jerilyn has soaked it all in, and is adjusting course just a little bit to allow more focus on her business as a seamstress, creating and teaching others how to create. Her tenure at the Innovation Hub has borne abundant fruit, and we are happy for her. We thank her profoundly for all the support she gave us and our customers to make Startup NOW a top entrepreneur training and business accelerator program in South Florida. We bid Jerilyn Godspeed, and look forward to continue to support her as she branches out into the marketplace, along with so many entrepreneurs we have been fortunate to meet along the way.