Creative business people all over the Big Country will be able to sharpen their venture ideas at the ACU Entrepreneur BootcampÂ Nov. 4-5 in the Robert D. and Shirley Hunter Welcome Center.
The session, hosted by the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, will assist anyone who aspires to be an entrepreneur, has an idea for a new business or has recently launched a venture and wants to be successful, said Dr. Jim Litton, director of the Griggs Center.
“The purpose is to provide resources for aspiring entrepreneurs in the region who are looking to start or grow a business,” Litton said.
Members of the ACU faculty, successful entrepreneurs and professionals from the region will present during the training session.Â Participants will also experience hands-on training, Little said.
Specific topics to be covered include attributes of successful entrepreneurs, recognizing and evaluating opportunities, strategies for the business, legal concerns for start-up companies, marketing strategies and more.
In addition, participants will receive a free, individual consultation after Bootcamp to create a plan for the future, free entry into ACU’s 2012 Springboard Ideas Challenge and eligibility to participate in the West Texas Innovation Network’s new Mentor Program.
The ACU Entrepreneur Bootcamp is sponsored by the West Texas Innovation Network, a collaboration that serves the region involving Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas, Texas Tech Small Business Development Center and the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy at ACU.
The session only allows room for 50 participants, and Litton said he expects at least 30 people to register for Bootcamp. The registration fee will be $99 for everyone who registers before Nov. 1 and $249 for those who register after Nov. 1.Â Funding from the West Texas Innovation Network will help keep the cost of the session low.
More information about the ACU Entrepreneur Bootcamp and registration can be found at www.acu.edu/entreprenuer-bootcamp.
More information about ACU’s Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy can be found at www.acu.edu/griggs-center.