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Entrepreneurs, Inventors and Innovators Conference in Hopkinsville

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY (3/7/12) - The Minority Economic Development Initiative of Western Kentucky (MEDI) along with other community organizations put the spotlight on entrepreneurship Wednesday.  The Western Kentucky Entrepreneurs, Inventors and Innovators Conference was held at the Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium Building from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
The event was designed to help those with business ideas get them from concept to reality.  Nationally recognized speaker Dr. Larry Cox was the keynote speaker for the conference.  Cox is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University
 
Cox opened the event with stories that highlighted the point “anybody can be an entrepreneur.”  He explained how most people don’t know how to teach entrepreneurship.  Cox shared that most entrepreneurs want to develop their ideas right where they live and need to be encouraged by the communities in which they call home.  Cox said entrepreneurs start by finding a problem and coming up with a creative solution that can only be implemented by starting a business.  The key is that the problem must be something that you are so passionate about that it will drive you to “work it forward.”
 
MEDI’s Executive Director, Henry Snorton III explained that breakout sessions were available during the conference to give attendees more detailed information.  Snorton added, “We wanted to make all of the breakouts hands-on.  This is not an academic session, this is a practitioner session.  I like working from a standpoint of giving someone an opportunity to grow or develop.”  Some of the topics covered in the breakout sessions included:  Is your idea worth pursuing? How to get a prototype to market; and, Understanding copyrights, patents and trademarks.
 
The Christian County Business Plan Competition was also introduced during the conference.  The contest is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity in Christian County.  The deadline for submissions is March 26.  The winner will be announced on June 7 at the Chamber Annual Dinner.  The grand prize consists of $5,000 cash and start-up services valued at over $4,000.  Complete details including online registration can be found at http://entrepreneur.christiancountychamber.com.

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David Bryant
SurfKY News

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