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Eastern Kentucky students participated in entrepreneurship camps

Identified problems and created solutions

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 10, 2015) — Middle and high school students in Martin County had the opportunity recently to create and present ideas for startup companies during entrepreneurship camps at the University of Pikeville.

entrepreneurship-camp-thumb-2During the three-day camps, students learned concepts of entrepreneurship, including how to identify a problem, create a solution and find resources.

“This is an initiative and collaboration between the Kentucky Innovation Network Pikeville Office, the Coleman College of Business and Inez Deposit Bank to increase entrepreneurial awareness and problem solving skills for the youth of Eastern Kentucky,” said David Snow, D.M., director of the Kentucky Innovation Network Pikeville office, director of business competitions and assistant professor of business at the university.

The Kentucky Innovation Network’s Pikeville Office provides support to startup companies in the Appalachian region.

From assisting startups in assessing an idea, to developing a business plan, finding grants, loans and capital, the Kentucky Innovation Network helps local companies discover the resources needed to be successful. The Pikeville office operates in the university’s Community Technology Center and serves nine counties, including Pike, Martin, Johnson, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt and Magoffin.