Growing Entrepreneurship at Core of REAL14 Conference

REAL14_FINAL_LOGO__WHOLE_CMYK_FULLCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 9, 2014 – The Institute for Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host the 2014 Regional Entrepreneurs and Leaders Conference (REAL14) Sept. 22 beginning at 2 p.m. and Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau.

“Developing a Pipeline of Entrepreneurs” is the conference theme. Sessions targeted toward practitioners working in the field to grow entrepreneurship in their communities and also aspiring or current entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their business will serve as the primary focus of the conference.

Presenters include Dr. James Stapleton, the Kauffman Foundation, the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Small Business Administration, Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce.

REAL is sponsored by Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, The Bank of Missouri, BOLD Marketing, Operation JumpStart, Missouri Innovation Corporation, Southeast Missouri State University Harrison College of Business, Cape Chamber Magnet, Perry County Economic Development Authority and MRV Banks.

Registration is $99 until Sept. 12 at www.semo.edu/irie. Registrations will be accepted after that until Sept. 19 at a $125 fee. Follow the conference on Twitter @IRIEREAL14 and at hashtag REAL14.