Looking ahead to next week, November 16-22 is designated as Global Entrepreneurship Week. Certainly, with the numerous challenges posed by the pandemic, entrepreneurs and small businesses continue to struggle and are challenged like countless other organizations. Our Venture Center stands ready to assist and continues to offer learning and advancement opportunities for the times.
In fact, our Venture Center team is supporting “Startup Wisconsin Week” which kicked off on November 11 and will run through Wednesday, November 18. Startup Wisconsin Week is virtual this year and the specific Startup Appleton Week sessions can be found here: https://startupwi.sched.com/venue/Appleton.
The Venture Center, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, and Envision Greater Fond du Lac have also partnered this year to offer the Fast Pitch competition again, which will take place on Tuesday, November 17. First and second place winners from this event will advance to the regional New North pitch event on December 3.
Like so many departments at the College, the Venture Center has gone virtual with almost all of its programs and added a few new offerings to the mix to address more immediate needs of existing business owners. These include:
- Use WordPress to Build Your Website
- Email Newsletters with Constant Contact
- Create Your Online Store
- Finance Your Business the Right Way
Check out the opportunities on the Venture Center’s website: https://www.fvtc.edu/Training-Services/Business-Industry-Services/Venture-Center. Staff continue to meet virtually with prospective or current entrepreneurs, providing guidance, support, and technical assistance. The Venture Center is alive and well during these trying times, transforming to meet the moment!