2014 Palouse Knowledge Corridor Starts Planning 2015 Bootcamp
Palouse Knowledge Corridor Begins 2015 Bootcamp Planning
SEPTEMBER 5 (Moscow, Idaho; Pullman, Washington) — The Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ will return to the Palouse for its second year June 14-18, 2015, the Palouse Knowledge Corridor (PKC) partners announced after a daylong retreat in August. “The feedback from our inaugural year was outstanding, and we want to continue helping entrepreneurs grow and succeed,” said Robin Ohlgren, co-chair of the Palouse Knowledge Corridor. “The Bootcamp highlights the resources and support that the Palouse can offer emerging enterprises.”
The event will again focus on technology and value-added agriculture, but a human health component will be added to the animal health track, Ohlgren said. “The health sector in our region is growing, with expansion in education and businesses,” said Gene Merrell, board member of PKC and co-chair of the Be the Entrepreneur Committee. The PKC’s retreat at the University of Idaho’s Twin Larch Sanctuary on August 14 helped the organization nail down some goals, Ohlgren said. Among them, increasing deliverables to participants, hiring dedicated staff for the Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp™ and continuing to improve and strengthen the event.
“The Bootcamp is on track to becoming a signature event on the Palouse,” Merrell said.
The Palouse Knowledge Corridor will keep busy until its next bootcamp. The PKC will host a Business Showcase on Oct. 9 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Moscow, as well as an angel fund workshop, with dates to be determined.
“We want people to think of the Palouse as the place for entrepreneurs, a place where we can connect people with ideas,” Ohlgren said. Planning for the Bootcamp and Business Showcases is already in the works. To volunteer or for more information, contact Ohlgren at (208) 301-1011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Palouse Knowledge Corridor is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to match innovation with opportunity, promote assets of the Palouse and foster collaborative efforts with universities, private sector, economic development agencies and government.