The Entrepreneur Summit
“Growing Entrepreneurs and Creating Entrepreneur Ecosystems in South Texas”
The Entrepreneur Summit is the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s effort to develop a dynamic entrepreneur ecosystem in McAllen and South Texas. Fostering innovation and new ideas is a foundation for creating wealth for a community or a region. So many times, groups and cities focus only on the ingredients – incubators, accelerators, angel investor funds, and grants. The real challenge is how we create and blend the “right” recipe for success.
The most critical elements and the most significant“X” factors for success in creating an entrepreneur ecosystem are people. Are we bringing the right people together who can help entrepreneurs move an idea from concept to the marketplace? Our goal for the summit is to continue to drive connections and create networks of people who can help drive ideas forward. Join us and see how you can drive innovation and new ideas in the Rio Grande Valley.
What You Will Learn:
- An Economic Snapshot of the South Texas Region
- “Disruptors” and How Disruptors Can Create Opportunity
- Path to Market Stories for Products
- Food Startup Stories
- Discussion on Digital Inclusion and the Ecosystem
- Creating and Launching a Makerspace
- Discussion of Challenges and opportunities
Who Should Attend:
- People with Ideas
- “Foodies” and Food Products
- Small Businesses
When: Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Embassy Suites, 800 Convention Center Blvd.