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Shoals Innovation Week Schedule of Events

February 9, 2017

JOIN US FOR THIS INAUGURAL EVENT

SHOALS INNOVATION WEEK

FEBRUARY 2017

TUESDAY 21st

7:00—8:30 AM

SHOALS CHAMBER INNOVATION OVER EASY SHOALS ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER

See what is new at the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center and how you might use their re- sources to better your company or learn more to help your clients. The free breakfast event is open to all business principals, chamber members and interested community members.

4:00—8:00 PM

SHOALS ALABAMA LAUNCHPAD FINALE GAS STUDIOS | 109 W. 6th | TUSCUMBIA

Watch as Shoals Alabama Launchpad participants pitch in front of judges & an audience for a share of $100,000. Anyone interested in being a part of the entrepreneurship community is invited to this free event.

WEDNESDAY 22nd

11:30—1:30 PM

GROW YOUR BUSINESS PANEL DISCUSSION UNA COMMUNITY ED / EAST CAMPUS

Join a discussion with panelists Giles McDaniel, SEC; Carolyn Long, SBDC; Caitlin Holland, SCC; Doug Barrett, UNA Institute; Moderated by Mary Marshall VanSant, UNA CE. Each panelist has up to 7 minutes to introduce them- selves. Then a moderated discussion with the attendees to dig deeper into how to work together to accelerate success for their clients and the entrepreneurs. lunch is available by reservation at contact information below.

$15 per person. Call 256-765-4107 or email innovation@una.edu for lunch reservations.

6:00 PM

NEXTGEN SHOALS INNOVATION AWARDS FLOBAMA | 311 N. COURT STREET

Be a part of a fast-paced fun evening that recognizes and rewards startups that inspires us to be at the leading edge of tech communities. Led by the Chamber’s Next Gen group, this premier event is certain to be an annual must go. The tech community, chamber members, and interested community members are invited to attend.

THURSDAY 23rd

4:00—5:30 PM

VIDEO GAMING FOR LEO CON

FLORENCE LAUDERDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Attend a free gaming demo at a Business Afterhours precursor that includes UNA and Teen Club members competing in selected video games promoting the upcoming May Leo Con. Open to students, parents,

players and the public.

5:30—7:00 PM

CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTERHOURS FLORENCE LAUDERDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

This after-hours highlights the ways the community is able to use the Collaboratory and get acquainted with the staff who are there to assist. Chamber members are encouraged to attend this free event.

FRIDAY 24th

11:30—1:00

BIZ BUZZ: SINGLE LOCK RECORDS FLORENCE LAUDERDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Hear the story of Single Lock Records at Biz Buzz, sponsored by the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, UNA College of Business, and the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center. Biz Buzz is free and open to the public.

 

INFO: INNOVATION@UNA.EDU

256-765-4107

SMART START WEEKEND 24-26

SMART START WEEKEND: 3RD FLOOR OF THE UNA COMMONS: Friday night kicks off Smart Start Weekend, A three-day event for students to ex-change business start up ideas, focusing on 4-6 ideas that cover the course of the weekend to develop a company. This year’s program uses a new format based on the very successful Innovation Engineering tool set. Students will come away with a clear path towards building a company and then present their ideas to a panel of local investors. The public is invited to be part of the finale starting AT 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 26.

 

PARTIALLY FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION

A SHOALS SHIFT MOVEMENT

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