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How to Build an Authentic Startup Community

May 1, 2017, 12:00 PM1:15 PM


Jess Knox will talk about how to build an authentic startup community in Waterville that creates jobs, attracts talent, and expands prosperity. Communities across the world are discovering that cultivating authentic startup and innovation communities are key to transforming their traditional regional economies into one that features high-aspiration companies with customers all over the world. In this presentation Jess will outline how Waterville and its region can do it for themselves and create net new jobs, attract and retain talent, and expand opportunities for increased prosperity. This session will cover what’s at the root of those strategies, the tactics and strategies needed, and the community and cultural risk-taking to make it successful.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required BUT seating availability is not guaranteed for unregistered attendees. Optional $10 lunch; pay at the door. To learn more about the sessions and to register, go to smallbusinesswaterville.org.


May 1, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM


Alfond Youth & Community Center
126 North Street
Waterville, ME
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Small Business Week Waterville
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