WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central will be the site of an April 10 regional workshop for participants in the Young Entrepreneurs Program.
This program, established as a result of the passage of Indiana House Bill 1251 in 2011, assists young entrepreneurs in making their business plans become a reality in Indiana. It works to provide incentives to college-aged entrepreneurs who dream of owning their own business. These incentives can include but are not limited to: free rent, grants, loans and utility support, in exchange for the Young Entrepreneur agreeing to locate their start-up business within the community.
The program is a partnership between the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).
Qualified participants must be enrolled in an educational institution located in Indiana or have graduated from an Indiana educational institution within the last three years. Participants are required to submit business plans to the ISBDC by March 22 for consideration in the program. Once approved, participants will be able to attend a pre-event workshop in their area to receive coaching and feedback from community leaders and business professors.
The program culminates in a state-wide event April 25 at the University of Indianapolis. Participants will have the opportunity to meet personally with community leaders in a trade show-style format.
Information about the Young Entrepreneurs Program may be obtained by contacting Noelle Dunckel, program coordinator, at 317-232-0160or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may obtain Information on submitting a business plan by visiting http://www.isbdc.org/yep/.