In today’s business landscape it’s essential for communities to learn how to grow their own entrepreneurs, by creating new businesses and facilitating the transfer of existing businesses to new generations of owners. Being a leader in the current economic climate requires knowledge and implementation of emerging trends and strategies.
The Midwest Educators Forum on Entrepreneurship (MEFE) is a great opportunity to learn about current trends and approaches to effectively grow your own community’s entrepreneurs. The event is coming up on June 24-26, 2015. It is hosted by the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center on the campus of North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City, Iowa.
To learn more about MEFE or to register, please visit: www.niacc.edu/mefe
Don’t let the term “Educators” in the name throw you. MEFE is intended to bring together college and university educators, entrepreneurial leaders, and community champions who are committed to promoting, encouraging, and facilitating entrepreneurship and local business creation and growth.
MEFE will equip you with current best practices and strategies, as well as feature national leaders with deep experience helping individuals take a business concept from idea to success. It will get you motivated and armed for success as your community’s leader in economic development.
Bob Dorf, one of the many scheduled speakers, is a co-author of the Lean LaunchPad methodology that is the new standard for startup accelerators. Bob will show participants how to test concepts before launch and how to quickly adapt to the market. Feedback after launch, in the form of inadequate sales, costs time and money, and kills dreams.
NIACC is proud to have one of the few nationally-certified Lean LaunchPad instructors on staff.
This relatively inexpensive program is underwritten by a federal grant. The cost of registration essentially covers the cost of the associated meals. These speakers can be found nationally at conferences charging $1,000 and more, plus additional out-of-state travel costs. You have the opportunity to learn from them locally for just $175 at MEFE. It will be your best investment in planning new programming all year.
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