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Name: LaunchU
Date: October 13, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Website: To register
Event Description:

The Economic and Business Engagement Center and Small Business & Technology Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University announce that a limited number of full scholarships are now available for the upcoming LaunchU class for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs in Poplar Bluff.

LaunchU is a hands-on course that coaches aspiring entrepreneurs and startups through the business planning process to determine business feasibility, including the actual development of a Small Business Administration-approved business plan, pitch presentation, and financial forecast. The course consists of instruction from a certified facilitator, small group activities, one-on-one business coaching including access to market research data from the SBTDC, local experts as guest speakers, the LaunchU Startup Handbook, and a three-month license for LivePlan.

“I have been involved with entrepreneurial training sessions and graduate level business planning for numerous years," said Steve Halter, President of the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce. " This Launch U program is second to none and I am extremely excited we will be able to offer it to people for no cost. The tools participants will receive during these training sessions will be invaluable.”

Location: Smart Space at 1901 Sunset Drive in Poplar Bluff
Date/Time Information:
Dates and Times: 
Friday, October 13 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Friday, October 20 for one-hour 1-on-1 counseling session anytime between 8:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
Friday, October 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 3 for one-hour 1-on-1 counseling session anytime between 8:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 10 for one-hour 1-on-1 counseling session anytime between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to prepare for pitch competition
Thursday, November 16 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. for the pitch competition and graduation
Contact Information:
Gabrielle Penca at (573) 986-6085
Cost: There are a limited number of full scholarships available reducing the cost of the course from $175 to $0 
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