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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council brings together start-up companies, small business entrepreneurs, educational institutions and funding organizations supporting entrepreneurship.  The program recognizes the immense importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in our region and works to enhance the business environment that supports this vital economic growth initiative for our region.

Introduced in 2019, our signature event – Pitch Stop – brings together start-up companies and small business entrepreneurs who “pitch” their business proposals to a panel of industry experts. The application process opens each fall. If you are a startup looking to pitch, email Kathleen Lekko, Managing Director of The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council.

For more information about the I&E Council, contact Kathleen Lekko, Program Director for the I&E Council.

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