WestGate@Crane, Ind. – May 16, 2016 – The second Begin 2 Biz presented byThe Lock & Key coworking space will take place tomorrow, May 17, atWestGate Academy from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This month’s speaker isDestination Yachts founder Sheldon Graber. He will discuss what it took to make his startup a nationally recognized brand. He will also speak about his decision to bring Destination Yachts to his hometown in Daviess County.
Begin 2 Biz event organizer Alexandria Jackson says she believes Graber is the perfect choice to speak to the B2B coworking and startup crowd.
“We are excited to have Mr. Graber speak at the Academy about his entrepreneurial experience in Daviess County. We look forward to finding more local talent to engage with our audience of regional entrepreneurs attending our program, Begin 2 Biz.”
Jackson adds Begin 2 Biz is a great networking opportunity for anyone thinking about starting a business.
“If you are interested in starting your own business, gaining more knowledge from our participating partners, or looking for a great networking opportunity, take advantage of our free, open to the public program, Begin 2 Biz.”
The first part of Begin 2 Biz, from 9:00am to 11:00am, is small business and entrepreneurial mentoring/open hours with participating industry experts:
- Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
- Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC)
- Indiana Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program
- IODD’s Technology Commercialization Program
- Radius Indiana
- NSWC Crane Division’s Small Business and Technology Transfer programs
- Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
- Ivy Tech’s Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship (Bloomington)
- Purdue University’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Purdue Foundry
- University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Applied Research
- WestGate Academy Conferencing & Training Center
The second part, from 11:00am to 12:00pm, is set aside for the featured speaker Sheldon Graber. This portion of Begin 2 Biz will be live streamed on our YouTube page.
Both the open hours (9:00am – 11:00am) and speaker session (11:00am – 12:00pm) are free and open to the public. No appointments are necessary.