Griggs Center Hosts Entrepreneur BootcampPosted November 15, 2011
The ACU Entrepreneur Bootcamp, a training program designed for aspiring entrepreneurs in the Big Country, took place on November 4-5. The Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy hosted over 25 individuals who have a business concept in mind but need help launching their ventures or who are simply interested in entrepreneurship.
“Having workshops like this sends a message to early-stage entrepreneurs that the community supports them and will provide resources to help them launch their ventures,” said Dr. Jim Litton, director of the Griggs Center.
Speakers included ACU faculty and successful entrepreneurs from the region who shared advice and expertise with the attendees. The program also provides one-on-one consulting sessions to assist the aspiring entrepreneurs in strategic planning and locating resources to help them launch their new ventures.
The program provided additional opportunities to network with local entrepreneurs during a mentoring session.
“It was great to have entrepreneurs in our community share their experiences with individuals who are just beginning their own ventures. Having advice and mentors along the way makes all the difference in the entrepreneur’s journey,” said Litton.
The event was sponsored by the West Texas Innovation Network.
About the Griggs Center
ACU’s Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy offers a unique learning experience through its commitment to encourage students to include philanthropic goals in their entrepreneurial pursuits. Through classroom instruction, mentoring opportunities and hands-on experience, the Griggs Center equips students to imagine and launch new ventures. The Griggs Center encourages integrating faith with the entrepreneurial journey in a way that positions the successful to give back along the way. The Griggs Center is a program of ACU’s College of Business Administration.
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