EntreCon

Gallery: EntreCon Day 1

  • Quint Studer gives the opening remarks at Entrecon Thursday morning at the Rex Theatre.

  • Quint Studer gives the opening remarks at Entrecon Thursday morning at the Rex Theatre.

  • Guests arrive Thursday morning for the first Entrecon seminar at the Rex Theatre in downtown Pensacola.

  • Guests arrive Thursday morning for the first Entrecon seminar at the Rex Theatre in downtown Pensacola.

  • Audience members follow the conversation of some of the early speakers Thursday morning during the Entrecon seminar held at the Rex Theatre.

  • Emily Ley and Jarrodd Morgan on the "Start, Get Smart and Get Noticed" segment of the Entrecon Thursday session at the Rex Theatre.

  • Quint Studer gives the opening remarks at Entrecon Thursday morning at the Rex Theatre.

  • Rachael Gillette, Director of Professional Development for Studer Community Development, welcomes guests to Entrecon Thursday at the Rex. Theatre.

  • Audience members applaud Quint Studer as he finishes his opening remarks Thursday morning for the Entrecon seminar at the Rex Theatre.

  • Audience members follow the conversation of some of the early speakers Thursday morning during the Entrecon seminar held at the Rex Theatre.

  • Audience members follow the conversation of some of the early speakers Thursday morning during the Entrecon seminar held at the Rex Theatre.

  • Guests talk and network between speakers during the Entrecon seminar Thursday at the Rex Theatre.

  • Audience members follow the conversation of some of the early speakers Thursday morning during the Entrecon seminar held at the Rex Theatre.

  • James Ledbetter, Editor of Inc. Magazine, was the keynote speaker for Entrecon seminar held Thursday at the Rex Theatre.

  • James Ledbetter, Editor of Inc. Magazine, was the keynote speaker for Entrecon seminar held Thursday at the Rex Theatre. Here he makes a point during a follow-up video interview after his speech.

  • James Ledbetter, Editor of Inc. Magazine, was the keynote speaker for Entrecon seminar held Thursday at the Rex Theatre. Here he is telling the crowd how social media has put the public in charge more and more when it comes to running a successful business.

  • Jennifer McFarren, left, talks with Emily Ley, center, and Jarrod Morgan for the "Start, Get Started and Get Noticed!" segment of the Entrecon seminar Thursday at the Rex Theatre.

  • Travis Peterson, left, was the moderator for the "Survived and Successful--So Now What?" segment of the Entrecon seminar. Also shown in the photo are Michael Murdoch, cener, and Bill Wein. This session was held at The Wright Place.

  • Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts of The Elf on the Shelf creations are interviewed during the Entrecon seminar held Thursday at the Rex Theatre. The seminar continues through Friday.

  • Lisa Nellessen-Lara, Executive Editor of the Pensacola News Journal, interviews Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts of The Elf on the Shelf creations during the Entrecon seminar held Thursday at the Rex Theatre.

  • Lisa Nellessen-Lara, Executive Editor of the Pensacola News Journal, interviews Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts of The Elf on the Shelf creations during the Entrecon seminar held Thursday at the Rex Theatre.

  • Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts of The Elf on the Shelf creations are interviewed during the Entrecon seminar held Thursday at the Rex Theatre. The seminar continues through Friday.

  • Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts of The Elf on the Shelf creations are interviewed during the Entrecon seminar held Thursday at the Rex Theatre. The seminar continues through Friday.

  • Quint Studer, far right, thanks Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts of Elf on the Shelf fame for appearing at the Entrecon seminar Thursday to be interviewed by Pensacola News Journal Executive Editor, far left, Lisa Nellessen-Lara.

  • Tia Robbins, center, was one of the guests attending the Entrecon seminar Thursday at the Rex Theatre, She is shown here having her photo taken with Chanda Bell, left, and Christa Pitts, right, of Elf on the Shelf Fame following their speech before the audience as part of the seminar Thursday morning.

  • Chanda Bell of Elf on the Shelf fame, greets some of the guests attending the Entrecon seminar Thursday following her talk before the audience with Christa Pitts about their efforts to get the Efl on the Shelf brand off the ground.

  • Elf on the Shelf creators Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts spend a few moments talking with Chava Roshell following their talk before the audience at Entrecon Thursday.

  • Richard Appleyard takes a photo of himself with Elf on the Shelf creators Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts folowing their talk during Entrecon Thursday at the Rex Theatre.

  • Tim Shoop is shown giving his presentation "We are all Entrepreneurs, we just have to want it bad enough" presentation Thursday during the Entrecon seminar. His presentation was made at The Wright Place.

  • Tim Shoop is shown giving his presentation "We are all Entrepreneurs, we just have to want it bad enough" presentation Thursday during the Entrecon seminar. His presentation was made at The Wright Place.

  • Tim Shoop is shown giving his presentation "We are all Entrepreneurs, we just have to want it bad enough" presentation Thursday during the Entrecon seminar. His presentation was made at The Wright Place.

  • Tim Shoop is shown giving his presentation "We are all Entrepreneurs, we just have to want it bad enough" presentation Thursday during the Entrecon seminar. His presentation was made at The Wright Place.

Were you part of the beginning of a revived spirit of entrepreneurism in Pensacola?

If you were part of EntreCon Pensacola’s first day, you were among more than 200 people who heard practical advice, inspirational messages and the nitty-gritty details of what it takes to start, build and sustain a business.

The seminar, sponsored by the University of West Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Studer Community Institute, took place at the historic Rex Theatre in downtown Pensacola. It continues Friday, Nov. 6.

Here’s a look at the fun on day one.