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Jan 11 at 6:00 pm - Mar 1 at 8:00 pm / Pembroke

HUB Biz Summit 2019: REAL Certification & Pitch Competition

This four-part training experience provides you, as an aspiring entrepreneur, with the skills needed to take your small business to the next level by earning a REAL Entrepreneurship Certification in the process. You'll enjoy networking opportunities, access to expert training in a workshop as well as individual instruction, and a chance to win prizes and cash awards. REAL Entrepreneurship is a training program established more than 30 years ago that helps participants become job creators.

Part I: Summit Kick-Off

Meet the staff of REAL Entrepreneurship and learn about the program. Enjoy free food & networking opportunities.

• Friday, Jan. 11 (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

Part II: Workshops

Choose the course best-suited for your business idea. The workshops will be led by Tonya Snider of NC REAL Entrepreneurship and Leslie Lewis of Carolina Small Business Development Fund.

• Art Program: Wednesdsay, Jan. 30 (3 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
• Healthcare: Thursday, Jan. 31 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
• Agriculture: Thursday, Feb. 7 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Note: Please register according to your choice of workshop. Registration also includes Parts I, III, and IV of the program.  

Part III: Individual Instruction

After you have completed the workshop, you will receive three hours of individual training assistance with a business coach and/or mentor to identify plans for your business.

• Dates Made by Appointment

Part IV: The Pembroke Pitch

The grand finale to the Hub Biz Summit is for participating business owners to make a pitch to judges for prizes and cash awards.

• Friday, March 1 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Note: In order to participate in the Pembroke Pitch, participants must complete Steps II & III.

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Jan 11 at 6:00 pm - Mar 1 at 8:00 pm


Thomas Entrepreneurship HUB

202 Main Street, Pembroke, North Carolina 28372

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