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College, bank to host entrepreneurship conference
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Posted: 2013 Nov 01 - 06:50

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TREASURE COAST -- Entrepreneurs, educators, business leaders and managers will not want to miss a special two-day Entrepreneurship Conference designed to review resources and best practices to promote entrepreneurship in today's economy.

The inaugural Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, sponsored by PNC Bank at Indian River State College, will be held Nov.6- 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the main campus in Fort Pierce.

Join IRSC and PNC to connect with business colleagues for networking events, keynote speakers, tours and many other opportunities to gain tools for increasing business success. Registration for the event is free and includes the two-day conference, all speaker sessions and lunch on both days.

Day one of the conference on Wednesday will feature three great workshops starting with bestselling author, entrepreneur and filmmaker Dr. Stephen Lundin of the "Fish!" series and will inspire managers and employees to become more innovative and involved. There will also be a workshop on college entrepreneurial programs where Florida's university and college entrepreneurial leaders will share their best practices with participants. In addition to these workshops, guided campus tours of IRSC will feature the new Thomas STEM Center, Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex.

Thursday at the conference, participants will have the opportunity to learn about economic development resources available through college, local and state organizations.

Sessions that day will feature keynote speakers from around the state and region. Topics will include: requirements and timing associated with traditional loans, grants, angel and venture capital funding; successful examples of start-ups that don't require someone to quit their job to start a business; using the rapidly growing field of data science to grow or launch business and understanding Florida's future economic drivers.

Through the Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Indian River State College is taking the initiative to offer a wide range of programs and services to encourage entrepreneurship and business success.

For more information email Jo Ann Balsamo at jbalsamo@irsc.edu or call (772) 462-7172. To register, visit www.irscbiz.com.

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