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Pitch U Workshop Series Prepares Business Builders to Pitch Their Businesses

Series Kick-off is January 10, 2019.

January 8, 2019, Fort Wayne, Ind. – On Thursday, January 10, 2019, the first of three workshops, sponsored by Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) and Brightpoint Development Fund, will kick off. Pitch U! Business Gears provides a modern approach to the traditional business plan. WEOC and Brightpoint Development Fund want to dispel the myth that a business plan has to be 30 plus pages to be effective. They want to help entrepreneurs successfully pitch their businesses using a pitch deck instead.

WEOC’s January theme is focus, and the Pitch U! Business Gear will help workshop participants to focus on the first part of the pitch decks. “Our goal is to help serious business builders successfully develop and grow their businesses,” said Leslee Hill, WEOC Director. “Brainstorming is the fun part, and this series will also give participants the fundamentals to see their big ideas to fruition over the next month.”

Click here to register for this workshop. The second workshop in this series is titled Pitch U! Process, and will take place on Thursday, January 24. Click here for more information and/or to register. The final workshop in the series is titled Pitch U! Team and will take place on Thursday, February 7. Click here for more information and/or to register.

For more information about upcoming events, visit our website or click here for the two-page workshops/events schedule.

About The NIIC

The NIIC is a non-profit, vibrant entrepreneurial community. We help business builders and entrepreneurs launch and grow successful business ventures. We are located in a designated U.S. Small Business Administration HUB Zone, and in April 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb designated The Northeast Indiana Innovation Park Campus as an Opportunity Zone through the U.S. Treasury. Formed in 1999 by a consortium of community and government leaders and organizations, The NIIC was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine in 2013 as one of the top four under-the-radar incubators in the country. This basically means Entrepreneur magazine, with the help of International Business Incubation Association, picked four U.S. incubators to highlight, and we were one of them. In their words, we “stand out in a state not always perceived as small business friendly.” The NIIC is the country’s only ISO9001: 2008 registered business incubation and acceleration program. TheNIIC.Org   Click here for The NIIC press kit, including photos/video gallery.

About WEOC

The Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) serves as a resource center and business growth accelerator for women and underserved entrepreneurs in Northeast Indiana. In October 2017, the name changed to Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center to more accurately reflect what WEOC does. WEOC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Host organization The NIIC also provides funding and supplemental and complementary resources for WEOC, an SBA designated Women’s Business Center—one of two in Indiana. WEOC serves women at all stages of their business ventures. WEOC responds to the unique needs of women entrepreneurs through business growth coaching, training and entrepreneurial education, connectivity and access to capital. For more information, visit InWEOC.com.

About Brightpoint Development Fund

Brightpoint Development Fund’s mission is to create economic opportunities for communities, families, and individuals who lack access to affordable capital and financial services. Established in 2010, the Brightpoint Development Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable business and consumer loans, financial education, and housing development services. We’re a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) micro lender and a U. S. Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). For more information, visit our website.

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