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Bringing Up Business: Innovation Week Embraces Business Networking, Collaboration

Mid-Missouri hosts first-ever Innovation Week


Mid-Missouri is ‘bringing up business’ with the first-ever Innovation Week, happening fall 2016 in Columbia, Missouri.

Bringing Up Business: Mid-Missouri’s Innovation Week 2016 is designed to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, small business owners and corporations to connect, conduct business, and establish partnerships. The week helps these individuals celebrate the vast resources available in the mid-Missouri entrepreneurial ecosystem.

More than 15 events for business persons and students are scheduled between October 7 and October 16. These include workshops, guest speakers, a pitch competition and other entrepreneurial activities.

Mid-Missouri’s Innovation Week, a communitive effort of numerous local organizations, brings together mid-Missouri’s best entrepreneurial and business resources. Partners include the University of Missouri, the MU Office of Economic Development, Columbia College, Regional Economic Development, Inc., Influence & Co., the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Innovation Center.

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Article by Nathan J. Snodgrass