PIKEVILLE – Middle and high school students in Martin County had the opportunity to create and present ideas for startup companies during entrepreneurship camps.
“This is an initiative and collaboration between the Kentucky Innovation Network Pikeville Office, the Coleman College of Business and Inez Deposit Bank to increase entrepreneurial awareness and problem solving skills for the youth of Eastern Kentucky,” said David Snow, D.M., director of the Kentucky Innovation Network Pikeville office, director of business competitions and assistant professor of business at the university.
During the three-day camps, students learned concepts of entrepreneurship, including how to identify a problem, create a solution and find resources. Sheldon Clark High School provided lunch, facilities, technology and staff support.
The Kentucky Innovation Network’s Pikeville Office provides support to startup companies in the Appalachian region. From assisting startups in assessing an idea, to developing a business plan, finding grants, loans and capital, the Kentucky Innovation Network helps local companies discover the resources needed to be successful. The Pikeville office operates in the university’s Community Technology Center and serves nine counties, including Pike, Martin, Johnson, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt and Magoffin.
For more information on the Kentucky Innovation Network, visit www.kyinnovation.com.