2014 Industry Experts Share Knowledge At BTE Bootcamp™
Industry track experts to share knowledge at Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™
March 19, 2014 (Moscow, Idaho; Pullman, Wash.) — Aspiring entrepreneurs across three specific industry tracks will have the opportunity to learn from experts and small business leaders at the Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp, a five-day experience June 21-25 in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Wash. The Bootcamp will utilize experts in value-added agriculture, animal health, and technology and innovation from Washington State University and the University of Idaho, as well as surrounding areas. The three topics have been selected based on experts in the area and demand in the Inland Pacific Northwest.
Although farm business revenue has declined steadily over recent years, the demand for value-added agriculture products, such as locally milled flour, has never been higher. As consumers grow more informed, it is up to agriculture producers to answer their call for value-added agriculture products. The Bootcamp will help producers identify potential products in the emerging market and move forward.
People have never been more passionate about animals. From concerns about where beef cattle graze to a housecat’s health, the animal health industry is growing. There is opportunity, but starting or expanding a business is never easy. At the bootcamp, animal health professionals from research universities will help entrepreneurs pinpoint specific areas in the animal health market and develop a plan to succeed.
Technology and innovation are rapidly changing society, from how we connect to how we spend our downtime. It’s a dizzying new trend, and one that is unlikely to fade soon. From mobile apps to physical tools to enhance the technological experience, consumers are demanding additional value in technology and innovation. Experts in technology will help innovators target new products at the bootcamp.
Registration for the five-day training is expected to book quickly. Only 50 participants can be accommodated at the inaugural bootcamp experience. Our instructors represent the best in research, agriculture, animal health, technology and business in a two-university, technology-rich region, and campers will learn new skills ranging from creating a business model to pitching to investors. Daily sessions will include lectures, practical experience, assignments and takeaways, as well as networking opportunities to get to know others in their field.
The event’s keynote speaker is Patrick Hughes, the founder and CEO of Tacoma, Wash.-based Hughes Group LLC, an award-winning company that provides professional services and support in supplies, administrative services, information management systems, and more. Hughes Group LLC was the 2010 Small Business Association National Minority Small Business of the Year. The keynote speech is open to the public.
For more information or to register, go online to pkcecamp.com. The Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp is June 21-25 in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Wash.