June 7, 2013
Ind., Ky. students to attend inaugural New Albany Entrepreneurship Academy
NEW ALBANY, Ind. - High school students from Indiana and Kentucky will learn about fostering future economic growth as small business owners when they attend a weeklong academy June 9-14 that outlines steps in the entrepreneurial process.
The 22 students who attend the inaugural New Albany Entrepreneurship Academy will be guided by local business leaders, Purdue Research Park experts and faculty from Indiana University Southeast's School of Business as they test the viability of a business idea, identify capital needs and devise a management plan. The programming is based on a methodology called "So what? who cares? why you?®" developed by Wendy Kennedy, a technology industry executive, professor and author.
The event culminates with a business plan competition during which teams will present their capital needs and management plans to a panel of judges. Members of the winning team will receive tuition vouchers that are accepted at all Purdue University campuses and Indiana University Southeast.
The New Albany Entrepreneurship Academy participants include:
HOMETOWN, STATE - FIRST NAME - LAST NAME - SCHOOL
Austin, Ind. - D'Artagnan - Engle - Austin High School
Clarksville, Ind. - Michael - Parsons - Jeffersonville High School
Evansville, Ind. - David - McGary - Signature School
Evansville, Ind. - Emily - Elkins - William Henry Harrison High School
Floyds Knobs, Ind. - Grant - Oldham - Floyd Central High School
Georgetown, Ind. - Chris - Collier - Floyd Central High School
Goshen, Ky. - Yonatan - Smolyar - North Oldham High School
Greenville, Ind. - Carson - Jenkins - Floyd Central High School
Greenwood, Ind. - Zane - Copeland - Herron High School
Jeffersonville, Ind. - Joseph - King - Jeffersonville High School
Jeffersonville, Ind. - Dennis - Rumpel - Jeffersonville High School
Jeffersonville, Ind. - Maxwell - Weidekamp - Jeffersonville High School
LaGrange, Ky. - Sheldon - Kapp - Oldham County High School
Louisville. - Manuel - Kim - Louisville Collegiate School
Louisville - Madelyn - Miles - North Bullitt High School
Louisville - Oscar - Tercero - North Bullitt High School
Mitchell, Ind. - Kaitlyn - Thompson - Mitchell High School
New Albany, Ind. - Kasey - Fondren - Community Montessori
Paoli, Ind. - Nikki - Ramsey - Paoli High School
Sellersburg, Ind. - Sam - Mitchell - Christian Academy of Indiana
Shepherdsville, Ky. - Breanna - Sherrard - North Bullitt High School
Shepherdsville, Ky. - Myrissa - Druien - North Bullitt High School
Paul Moses, director of the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana, said the weeklong event wouldn't be possible without several key community partners.
"The Duke Energy Foundation and Velocity Indiana led the way with help from the Ogle and Blue Sky Foundations," he said. "The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County also played a key role in helping us provide this educational opportunity to the students."
About Purdue Research Park
The Purdue Research Park has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country in four locations across Indiana. The parks are home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Merrillville, Indianapolis and New Albany.
Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, firstname.lastname@example.orgSource: Paul Moses, 812-206-8399, email@example.com