Encouraging innovation, business start-up and expansion Entrepreneurs' Cafes
Entrepreneur Competitions called Cafes are offered in our area to encourage innovators and small businesses to develop their dreams into an action plan. Seed funding is donated by organizations in the community. Then the community invests further through crowd funding and attending the event to determine the most deserving of the seed funding. The third winner in the Greenbrier Valley was Tanya Hazelwood of Healing Hands Mobile Massage. She won $1130 on September 19 with seed funding from Greenbrier Valley Economic Development. The next Café will be in February 2014! Mercer County is experiencing a renaissance and that helps brings the innovative and creative to the forefront. The café event will recognize creative entrepreneurs and encourage others to develop their ideas. Mercer County's first Entrepreneur Café will be held in January 2014. The Monroe County Entrepreneur Café will be springing forth in late March/early April in Union. Click the button below to apply!