The North Country Innovation Hotspot Program at Clarkson’s Shipley Center and Point Positive, an angel investor group founded in Saranac Lake, are joining forces to present a day of workshops for emerging entrepreneurs and angel investors on Friday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Birch Boys Chaga, 83 Park St., Tupper Lake.
The morning will start with a tour of Birch Boys Chaga followed by a workshop designed to give participants the tools to identify all of the elements needed to start developing their idea and creating a business model. The workshop will be followed by one-on-one coaching sessions focused on applying those tools to each participant’s idea.
After lunch, which will be provided, participants will come together again for a goal-setting workshop and additional one-on-one work designed to give participants a game plan for next steps and a sense of the resources available to help them move forward.
The day will culminate with a Practice Pitch Session during which 3-4 teams of entrepreneurs will present investment-ready pitch presentations and receive feedback from the audience followed by a Happy Hour.
To register, visit pointpositive101.com/register. There will be a $25 registration fee due at the door.
The North Country Innovation Hot Spot Program, hosted by Clarkson University, is a New York State-supported program charged with supporting and coordinating the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. Working with regional economic development partners and Clarkson University research centers, this program has consulted on over 400 projects and facilitated the creation of more than 160 new startup companies across the North Country region. Support is provided in the areas of technology validation, prototyping, market research, investor relations and much more.
Point Positive is dedicated to establishing entrepreneurial businesses in the Greater Adirondack Region by giving aspiring professionals the support they need to start or accelerate their business and create jobs that also help our communities to thrive. We accomplish our mission through mentoring and education and by assembling angel investors who can provide start-up and growth funding – all while valuing the unique beauty and quality-of-life the Adirondacks offer.