Innovation Summit is a day of education, inspiration, networking, resources and tools for Entrepreneurs being held at NAU’s High Country Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Innovation Summit is intended to bring together local entrepreneurs and policymakers for learning, dialogue and discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the business world.
Persons thinking of starting a business or wishing to expand should plan to attend this FREE innovative event Because Entrepreneurship doesn’t just happen!
The event will kick off with keynote and special guest, Burt Chojnowski, from Iowa. Mr. Chojnowski is the president of the Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association and played a major role in attracting $289 million of investment in over sixty start-up companies in a community of less than 10,000. Chojnowski’s sessions will include a kickoff in the morning with “The Power of the Entrepreneur”, followed by a “Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs”, a Youth Entrepreneur Workshop and contributor to the closing event.
Other workshops on the afternoon agenda will include topics on financing; trademark, patent and copyrighting; nontraditional funding resources; marketing; business planning and structures; and Native American and Green Entrepreneurship. Also available for attendees are as many as 30 vendors to help encourage and assist the entrepreneur. Vendors include local businesses and organizations such as BlueCross BlueShield, FIBA, NACET, SBDC, Alphagraphics, Sustainable Packaging Solutions, and many more. All workshops and exhibits are also free to the attendees.
The event is sponsored by the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) and BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona. Other partners, at this writing, include: NAU, NACET, City of Flagstaff, Coconino County Career Center, ECoNA, The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff Business News, Kinney Construction Services, Cindy May Marketing and Alphagraphics. “Welcome to this opportunity to invest in your future. At the Summit you will find many ideas and resources you can use in your business, as well as some great training opportunities and a chance to mix with successful entrepreneurs. I look forward to seeing you there.” – Ron Hubert, Co-chair of the Innovation Summit Event Committee.
For more information on Innovation Summit, please visit the Innovation Summit website.