Illuminating Paths to Entrepreneurship

​For Economic Development Professionals and Staff at EDOs, ADDs, Chambers, and government economic development departments.

When: October 30 and 31, 2017, 9 am - 4:30 pm.

Where: 755 Industrial Road, Madisonville, KY 42431

Lunch will be provided.

Agenda below.

​With the generous support of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the International Economic Development Council is offering this free course to all economic development professionals in Western Kentucky. Be sure to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to learn more about crafting and promoting a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Agenda  (subject to change)

October 30
9:00 - 10:15 am
Introduction: Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Building the Support Network: The Role of EDOs & Other Stakeholders

12:00 - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 pm 
Exploring the Business Case: Systems & Bottom Lines for Incubators and Makerspaces
3:15 - 4:30 pm 
Developing Education and Training Models for Entrepreneurs

October 31
9:00 - 10:15 am
Measuring What Matters: Metrics for Entrepreneurial Development

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
SBA Financing and Small Business Lending for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

12:00 - 1:15 pm - Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 pm
Creative Financing and Equity Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

2:45 - 3:30 pm
Interactive Case Study

3:30 - 4:30
Wrap-up and takeaways

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