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Entrepreneurs Get Jumpstart at Weekend Intensive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peter Straus, director
Chico Entrepreneurial Association
Similar to the Startup Weekend events funded by the Kauffman Foundation that occur worldwide, the concept of JumpStart Weekend comes from a simple idea: If people with different skills and ideas are brought together, provided with food and copious amounts of coffee, spectacular results are bound to happen.
It is not necessary to have a business idea to participate in JumpStart Weekend, nor is it mandatory to be a business student. JumpStart is for people with different skills like entrepreneurs (people with ideas), designers, developers and finance majors.
“Mostly, JumpStart should appeal to people with loads of energy,” said Peter Straus, director of CEA at CSU, Chico. “JumpStart is a great way to explore and discover the entrepreneurial process plus the excitement and pure fun of bringing an idea to life.”
Chico JumpStart Weekend will take place Friday and Saturday, April 20-21 at the Innovation Lab, 345 Huss Drive, Hegan Lane Business Park, Chico, CA. Admission, ($59 public; $29 for students) includes four meals, snacks, and all the coffee you can drink. To sign up for the event, please e-mail Straus, director the Center for Entrepreneurship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about JumpStart Weekend, visit Chicocea.org, contact Straus at 530-898-4835 or e-mail Greg Bellinger, president of Chico CEA, at email@example.com.