Southeast Missouri State University

September 22-23, 2014
at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau

Create and grow entrepreneurship in your community or empower yourself with the knowledge to start or expand your own business! Learn from local and regional leaders through exhibitors, round table discussions, breakout sessions, and speakers.

Presentations include information on access to capital, the FastTrac programs, Operation JumpStart program, Small Business & Technology Development Center, Small Business Administration, rural entrepreneurship, minority and women-owned businesses, and MORE!

Network with other entrepreneurs and economic development practitioners to expand your knowledge and help your community GROW.

Conference Agenda
September 22, 2014
2:00-4:00 pm USDA Rural Funding Opportunities
2:00-4:00 pm Operation JumpStart Online Affiliate Training
6:00-8:00 pm Reception-Isle Casino
September 23, 2014
8:30-8:35 am Welcome & Introductions
8:45-9:30 am Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
9:30-10:15 am Entrepreneurship in Rural America
10:15-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:45 am Entrepreneurship Round Table
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch & Keynote Address
1:00-1:50 pm Tract 1
Regional Entrepreneurship Implementation
Small Business Administration Programs
Operation JumpStart Online
2:00-2:50 pm Tract 2
Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
Small Business & Tech Development Center
Kauffman Foundation - FastTrac
3:00-3:50 pm Tract 3
Access to Capital
Government Contracting & Trade Assistance
Missouri Source Link
3:50-4:00 pm Wrap up & Closing