Entrepreneurship Week rescheduled
Entrepreneurship Week, slated to run from May 14 to May 19, has been rescheduled to the week of January 20, 2014. A new date means more time for our local entrepreneurs and creative minds to develop ideas for the week-long series of events.
The Chamber and the University of Illinois Springfield are looking for those with big ideas and the passion to make them a reality. Mark your calendars and come prepared for Entrepreneurship Week!
Entrepreneurship Week seeks to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities by assembling creative, innovative and enterprising individuals and matching them with our many community resources. Through two half-day seminars, Project Innovation IV and Startup Weekend, participants will be provided with the direction, skills and confidence needed to assemble real and meaningful ventures while catalyzing an entrepreneurial culture for sustainable economic and social development.
There will be a variety of intellectual, social and financial resources available for all participating entrepreneurs, including minority and women entrepreneurs. In particular to those groups, we will continue to highlight and provide clear direction on how minorities and women entrepreneurs can take advantage of opportunities particular to their ownership structure as well as show them how they can extend beyond the particular hurdles they often faces, including access to financing.
Entrepreneurship Week is a fantastic opportunity to make a dream into a reality in just a few short days. See what innovations you can create the week of January 20, 2014. We can’t wait to see you there!
For more information, contact The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steward Sandstrom at 217-725-5256, The Chamber’s Communications Manager Wayne Utterback at 217-502-4834 or UIS Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Bruce Sommer at 217-899-3186. See www.sangamonprojectinnovation.com for complete details.