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Intellectual Capitol Presents – Where to Start: An A to Z Presentation for WV Entrepreneurs FEB. 6, 2014

February 6, 2014

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An event for entrepreneurs will be held on Thursday February 6th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM  in the First State Capitol, 1413 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV.  The event is presented by the West Liberty University Center for Entrepreneurship and the
Wheeling Academy of Law and Science.  This program will provide the essentials for a business start-up and will host experts in the fields of business, law, social media, marketing, and accounting in order to answer questions first hand.  Many of the tips given will be applicable to owners of existing small-businesses.  Immediately following the program there will be a Mardi Gras-themed social with hors d’oeuvres, local beverages and special music and entertainment.

Please RSVP by January 31 to Dr. Carrie White at 304-336-8159 or cwhite@westliberty.edu.  Scholarships for the program are available for students and for the first 20 people who register early! This is a $99 value – so register soon!  For a complete schedule of events, please see below.

Intellectual Capitol is a small-business incubator and was formed through a partnership between the Wheeling Academy of Law and Science and West Liberty University’s Center for Entrepreneurship with the purpose to promote business growth in the Wheeling, WV area.  Its mission is to incubate graduates and mentor them with their business goals with the aim of launching WLU alumni into self-sustaining local businesses by providing technology and office needs and assisting with business planning, funding sources, and locating clients.  Once participants complete the initial start-up phase, the business will need to move on to make space for a new start-up.   

Where to Start: An A to Z Presentation for Entrepreneurs

9:00 – Opening and Welcome – Carrie White, Director of The Center for Entrepreneurship, West Liberty University
9:15 – Getting Started; a Legal Perspective – Owner of The First State Capitol and Director of WALS, Patrick Cassidy, Esq.
10:00 – Starting and growing in a business incubator – Caleb Filburn and Matt Myles, Neue
10:45- Business Growth and Development – Les DeFelice, President DeFelice Care and Visiting Angels
11:30- Wheeling National Heritage Corporation – Jake Dougherty
12:15 – Lunch – provided by As You Like It
12:45– Regional Economic Development Partners -Joelle Conners, Business Development Specialist
1:30 – Tools for Business Success – Salene Kraemer, Esq. MazurKraemer Law Office
2:15- What WV can do for you! West Virginia Small Business Development Centers – Kristina Oliver, State Director
3:00 – Funding a New Business – Hugo Andrieni, TMI, Inc.
3:45 – What is a Pitch contest? Discussion from past participants
4:30 – Closing and Tour of Intellectual Capitol
Mardi Gras social
Food provided by Mason Dixon BBQ And As You Like It
Local Beverages provided by – (Basement Brewery? The Market Vines?)
5:00-7:00-Music provided by Pair O’ Docs

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