Cumberland Business Incubator – Roane State Community College

Creative Communities Partner

The CBI is implementing a number of programs including; 1) A special program to match Veterans who want to start a business now or in the future with veterans who have successfully transferred the skills they learned in the military to business. Kick-off meeting is August 17th with a 14 week program to follow in the fall. 2) Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Business Accelerators for those interested in starting a business or growing their existing business. 3) Entrepreneur programs for high school students. 4)Idea Pitch Events for High School students and Roane State Community College students in early 2017. 5) Tennessee Code Academy for 10-16 year old students during the Cumberland County School break in March of 2017. 6) 100 Girls of Code for 12-18 year old girls in the Spring of 2017. 7) 48 Hour Launch and Pitch event for start-up ideas, Spring 2017. 8) CBI Make Camp 2017 to be held June 19 – 23, 2017.

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