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Supporting Rural Entrepreneurs and Communities Through Connections, Business Supports, and Programming
Throughout 2022 and 2023, Innovation Outposts powered by Libro Credit Union are being set up across Essex County and Chatham-Kent, using business and community spaces to connect the people behind local startups and businesses. The program will host regular events and support business development through education and better links to other support groups and programs.
The following Innovation Outposts have been selected for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Each location will host events throughout the year.
By the numbers, Innovation Outposts aim to:
• connect more than 250+ entrepreneurs
• support 250+ entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial training
• support 12+ regional businesses annually via space rental, catering, and more
• and host 10 events annually across Essex County and Chatham-Kent
Chatham-Kent Outpost Event
Wednesday, July 27 | 6PM – 7:30PM
The CO. | 208 Queen Street, Chatham
Join us, along with Libro Credit Union, for Womenpreneurs: Leadership Panel Discussion here you will hear directly from a panel of outstanding women business leaders who have not only survived the past 2 years, but thrived. It’s an open, honest, and heartfelt panel discussion where you can hear how they adjusted, what they are doing now to succeed, and where they are going with their next steps in growth.
Lakeshore Outpost Event
Thursday, July 14 | 6PM
Urban Surf Co. | 55 East Pike Creek Road
Join us, along with Libro Credit Union and Municipality of Lakeshore at Urban Surf Co: Keeping Your Brand Afloat. This event is focused on various strategies and tips in keeping your start-up brand afloat as an entrepreneur, even when the waves come. The event will include both land and lake activities, all the while creating opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, business support organizations, partners and community members.
Kingsville Outpost Event
Thursday, August 11 | 6PM
Estate Of Health | 101 Mill Street, Kingsville
Join us, along with Libro Credit Union at Estate of Health: Entrepreneurs wear many HATS. If you have the mind of an entrepreneur, you are well aware of the many hats worn to keep a business venture innovative and successful. The purpose of this event is to celebrate this! Join us dressed in your favourite hat or fascinator to mingle with local entrepreneurs and talent that truly capture the essence of the Kingsville community. This event includes local music, art and poetry, curated hors oeuvres and drink menu with ingredients grown in the area, photo ops and much more!
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