|7:45-8:30 a.m||Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-8:40 a.m.||Welcome & Announcements
Associate Professor of Business Administration & Economics
Co-Chair, Launch Your Business!
|8:40-9:25 a.m.||Launch Your Business!: Our Vision
Stuart & Chip Weismiller, Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund
|9:30-10:15 a.m.||Lauren Dixon, Chief Executive Officer, Dixon Schwabl and Chair, MCC Foundation Board of Directors|
|10:15-10:30 a.m.||Break: Networking & Exhibits
2nd Floor Corridor
|10:30-11:30 a.m.||Launch Your Business! Challenge
Winners Announcement & Elevator Pitches
|11:30a.m.-12:15 p.m.||Lunch Pick Up & Networking Break|
|12:15-1:00 p.m.||Keynote Presentation
Creating YOUR Entrepreneurial DNA: What it Takes to Establish Your Unique Footprint in Business
Sonya Allen, owner, Sonya Allen Interiors
|1:00-1:05 p.m.||Housekeeping & Closing Remarks|
|1:15-2:00 p.m.||Breakout Sessions
Three sessions from which to choose:
A. Moving Real Ideas towards Real Companies Workshop
What great business idea do you have? How do you know it’s a good idea? How do you turn that grand idea into a real business? Mark Wilson will lead you through a process to help you answer these questions and more.
B. Resource Panel
If you are in business or planning to start a new business, where can you go to get helpful information and assistance? You made need help developing your marketing or business plan. You may be looking for a mentor or are considering starting a nonprofit organization. Come and hear from representatives from SCORE, the Small Business Development Center, City of Rochester and Institute for Social Entrepreneurship.
C. Funding Panel
Do you need financial assistance to start or grow your business? Come to this panel discussion to learn about the organizations that are making micro loans to small business. You will hear from representatives from Kiva, Venture Jobs Foundation and PathStone’s Enterprise Center.
|2:00-3:00 p.m.||Networking Reception
7th Floor, MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center
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