WTIN co-sponsors Entrepreneur Boot Camp with ACU to assist new business start-ups

The West Texas Innovation Network is co-sponsoring an Entrepreneur Boot Camp to assist new business start-ups. The boot camp will be held Friday Aug. 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hunter Welcome Center on the ACU campus.The program will consist of speakers from ACU faculty, successful entrepreneurs and experienced business professionals. The focus will be to apply ideas and concepts to the ventures being started by those in attendance. Specific topics will include attributes of successful entrepreneurs, assessing your readiness as an entrepreneur, recognizing and evaluating opportunities, business model design, legal concerns for start-ups and building the right team. The boot camp is intended for three targeted audiences. 1. Those individuals who have thought about starting their own ventures, but may be looking for the right idea. 2. Entrepreneurs who have an idea for a new venture and are preparing to launch, but need some help either in refining their concept or management team development.3. Entrepreneurs who have launched a venture and are still in the early stages, yet find themselves struggling with aspect of the business or finding a suitable business model. For more information go to www.wtin.orgThe West Texas Innovation Network (WTIN) provides access to training opportunities for entrepreneurs aspiring to start their own businesses. Mike Mikeworth, Project Manager states “We work with a variety of community partners, small business owners and other entrepreneurship interests in the Big Country in order to make available quality training, consulting and events to local entrepreneurs. Funding for the West Texas Innovation Network was provided through a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The West Texas Innovation Network is a collaborative effort of the ACU Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, the Texas Tech Small Business Development Center and the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board focused on supporting entrepreneurs by providing networking, training, mentoring and resources.