Early in December Southwestern Illinois College hosted a meeting with two local businessmen who are very intersted in entrepreneurship education in our area. Our grant partners from Southern Illinois Universiy - Edwardsville joined us for a discussion of a project the two businessmen support as well as a review of our elevator pitch competition funded by the Coleman Foundation. I was pleased that the president of our institution attended along with our VP Marketing and the dean of the business division to show our commitment to entreprneur education. Both gentlemen were supportive of our event and one will serve as a judge. We plan to meet again in March to discuss a summer camp for high school students which will be funded by one of the two businessmen.
We are gearing up quickly for our competition with a kickoff announcement planned for the week of January 25.