The State of Entrepreneurship


The State of Entrepreneurship

A monthly email highlighting notable events, programs, and announcements regarding entrepreneurship in Indiana.

May 30, 2014

Community Entrepreneurship Initiative

The ISBDC has teamed up with OCRA to launch the Community Entrepreneurship Initiative (CEI), an effort to assist communities in growing and retaining entrepreneurial talent. CEI provides consulting services and training for community economic development leaders and elected officials interested in pioneering local initiatives to grow and retain small businesses. These services will include developing and executing plans with measureable steps toward cultivating a more vibrant entrepreneurial community. Can CEI help your community? Contact the ISBDC program coordinator today and find out.

The Innovation Showcase

Looking for an opportunity to network with the Indiana entrepreneurial community and investors while watching fellow entrepreneurs compete for a cash prize and services package? Join us at The Innovation Showcase on July 10 at the Dallara IndyCar Factory just south of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Innovation Showcase was founded in 2009 and has quickly become “Indiana’s premier event for fundable companies to connect with capital sources.”  Last year over 750 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, and business executives attended and more are expected this year. Register today and don’t miss this opportunity to make valuable connections with the best entrepreneurial community in the nation!

Indiana Small Business Week

Small businesses are the number one source of jobs and innovation in our state. Help us celebrate the contributions of small business with the Small Business Administration during the 2014 Indiana Small Business Week. Beginning on Monday, June 2, seminars and events will occur across Indiana aimed to educated and engage small business owners. Seating is limited for these events, register today.

I look forward to sharing the State of Entrepreneurship next month and to continue to assist Indiana entrepreneurs start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter.

Jacob Schpok

Jacob Schpok

ISBDC State Director
OSBE Executive Director

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