Cary Innovation Center Hosts BOOM! IdeaSlam® on Wednesday, Oct. 17

Organization Invites “Boomerpreneurs” to Share Business Ideas and Expertise in Conjunction with BOOM! Magazine.

Cary, NC, October 13, 2012 --( The Cary Innovation Center (, a local organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs by offering professional mentoring and business education programs, has announced it will host its BOOM! IdeaSlam® on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the center’s office at 201 W. Chatham St. Suite 202. This version of the center’s IdeaSlam is hosted by BOOM! Magazine, a 50-plus lifestyle publication targeted to today’s active baby boomers. Betsy Dassau, founder of the Cary Creative Center, will be the featured speaker.

“Boomerpreneurs” at the event will share their business ideas in an open and honest setting, receive constructive feedback from Cary Innovation Center facilitators and have the opportunity to network with other participants. In addition to encouraging baby boomers to pursue new business ventures, the IdeaSlam will function as a gateway into the Center’s Ideation program, which helps entrepreneurs structure and communicate their business plans, as well as transform raw ideas into refined strategies that can be evaluated and assessed. Specifically, Ideation involves identifying an opportunity, an offering, a target market and a plan for generating profits. Each attendee will receive a $25 gift certificate for a follow-up class.

The first ten registrants for the BOOM! IdeaSlam will receive free admission. To register online, visit For more information about the IdeaSlam, visit

“The first step in developing a successful business is honing in on a truly inventive idea,” said Bill Warner, executive director of the Cary Innovation Center. “At our BOOM! IdeaSlam, we hope to foster an environment of open discussion and collaboration, while guiding participants through the beginning phases of Ideation. All interested potential and current “boomerpreneurs” are encouraged to attend this event. We are very pleased that BOOM! Magazine is sponsoring this exclusive IdeaSlam, and we are looking forward to a great turnout.”

- BOOM! Magazine is a free monthly publication geared toward active adults in North Carolina. It focuses on financial information, health and wellness and travel and leisure. Approximately 35,000 copies are distributed across eight counties in the Triangle and Sandhills regions every month. For more information, visit

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, Executive Director of EntreDot and Brad Lienhart, Director of Operation of EntreDot, and their team 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

Emily Packard
MMI Public Relations
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Cary Innovation Center
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