Cary, NC, July 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Cary Innovation Center (http://www.caryinnovationcenter.org), a local organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs by offering professional mentoring and entrepreneurship education programs, has announced that it will be hosting an Ideation event series beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at 201 W. Chatham Street in Cary. This five week program will be led by Cary Innovation Center facilitators who are experts in the fields of finance, professional development and business strategy. Ideation Participants will take assessments to determine entrepreneurial readiness, work through a series of tools to evaluate if the idea is a great opportunity, develop a budget and make a decision on whether to move forward with their business. Ideation session lasts from July 31 through August 14. Classes will take place Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those interested in participating in the Ideation program must register at http://ideationatcic.eventbrite.com/. Cost to participants is $125.
“Ideation refers to the process of reviewing an idea for its economic potential,” said Bill Warner, executive director of the Cary Innovation Center. “Although getting an idea down on paper may seem like the hardest part of starting a business, transforming an idea into a functional business model is where the real work begins. We are excited to help local entrepreneurs through this process.”
About Cary Innovation Center:
The Cary Innovation Center is dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs by fostering collaboration and offering business education and mentoring programs. Its “Six Steps to Success” program guides startup companies through ideation, conceptualization, creation, evaluation, preparation and commercialization in order to take their business idea to fruition. This disciplined approach, designed to optimize time while minimizing the potential cost of failure, greatly improves a business’ chance of long-term success. The Cary Innovation Center is led by Bill Warner, co-founder of EntreDot and co-fund executive of the Inception Micro Angel Fund, and its team consists of seasoned professionals with years of experience in business leadership. The Cary Innovation Center is located at 201 W. Chatham St., Suite 204 in Cary, N.C. For more information, visit http://www.caryinnovationcenter.org.
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