Mercer Innovation Center to Host Free Workshop During Women’s Entrepreneurship Week

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MACON – Mercer Innovation Center will host a Women’s Entrepreneurs Academy Get Started Workshop on Oct. 18, 5-8 p.m., in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week (WEW).

The three-hour workshop, which is free and open to the public, will help participants work together to explore their ideas, learn how to refine their models through meaningful customer feedback and define next steps. Online registration is required.

The workshop is intended for women at any stage of the entrepreneurial process, whether just getting started, stuck on a particular issue or in need of a refresher.

The event is supported by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia Downtown Challenge Grant.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, observed during the third week of October, is a nationwide initiative on college campuses to promote women’s entrepreneurship. The inaugural WEW was organized in 2014 by Montclair State University’s Feliciano School of Business in New Jersey.

About the Mercer Innovation Center

The Mercer Innovation Center is an effort by Mercer University, along with community partners such as the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, Birch Communications, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Dr. Hugh F. Smisson III, to advance a culture of innovation and develop a thriving community of entrepreneurs, with a focus on utilizing technology to foster economic growth, create 21st century jobs and attract and retain talent. The Center is an institutional effort – led by the Stetson School of Business and Economics – that crosses academic disciplines and geographic boundaries to draw from all of the University’s colleges, schools, departments and operating units. Community memberships are available, as the Center’s activities and resources are intended to be available to Mercer students and non-students alike. For more information, visit mic.mercer.edu.

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Kyle Sears