The Ozarks Small Business Incubator will host their third annual small business week event EPIC "Entrepreneur Potential and Innovation Collaboration” on May 2nd at OzSBI, 408 Washington Avenue, West Plains. Aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to come be inspired by the journey of successful entrepreneurs and network with other business owners.
The EPIC Main Event will kick off at 12:30 pm with keynote speaker Ellen Rohr, a nationally recognized Business Makeover Expert. Ellen has written for The Huffington Post and the New York Times.
Next up in the Main Event will be the Ozark Innovators Roundtable. Speakers are from successful companies that started in the Ozarks. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the journey of three businesses, what they faced when starting their own business, the rewards and pitfalls and what it took to become successful.
At 3:15 pm the second keynote speaker, Gary Wilbers with Ascend Business Strategies, will speak.
Following Wilbers will be the Business Pitch Competition. This year OzSBI will feature two rounds of pitches, one exclusive to Missouri State University-West Plains students and the other featuring community members. Each entrepreneur will present a 6 minute pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win a prize with a cash value of over $800.
Following the Main Event OzSBI will host a Mix & Mingle from 5:30 pm to 7:00 p.m. This event will be held on OzSBI’s newly renovated second floor and feature local wine, beer and food. The Mix & Mingle is free and is a chance to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners. It is also a great chance to mingle with the speakers of the day and celebrate our truly innovative business community.
The EPIC Main Event and Business Pitch Competition will be held from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Tickets to this event are $35 and $20 for students.
We look forward to seeing you at OzSBI!