Members of the Start Here Initiative organizational committee will head to New Orleans this spring. Dr. Tionna Jenkins, Katie Milligan, Nate Thomas and Steve Rice will speak at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week this Spring. The team will speak from the main NOEW Keynote Stage on Tuesday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m.
The team will highlight the mission of the Initiative. The presentation, entitled “How We Created an MVP for Increasing Entrepreneurial Diversity in Arkansas…And How You Can Too” will challenge attendees to look for opportunities to remove barriers to entry for entrepreneurs in their own communities.
The goal of the presentation is to provide audience members with information that will inspire them and encourage them to return to their own town or city and work to increase engagement of underrepresented segments of their community in entrepreneurism and small business growth.
A Bigger Stage
Following the successful launch event of the Start Here Initiative in the summer of 2016, the exposure at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is just the start for what the team has planned for the coming year. Plans are already under way for additional programming and events on the Start Here horizon, so keep your eyes open in the coming months.