In­no­va­tion fo­cus of Shel­burne En­trepreneurs Expo on Nov. 15

Tri-County Vanguard - - BUSINESS - KATHY JOHN­SON THECOASTGUARD.CA

An in­no­va­tion-fo­cused en­trepreneurs expo be­ing held at the NSCC Shel­burne Cam­pus on Thursday, Nov. 15 will be an in­for­ma­tive and in­ter­ac­tive day for ex­ist­ing and prospec­tive en­trepreneurs, say the or­ga­niz­ers.

“Our goal in or­ga­niz­ing this event is to help move in­no­va­tion for­ward, to en­cour­age in­no­va­tion and creativ­ity for new, ex­ist­ing and prospec­tive en­trepreneurs, and to show­case what is avail­able to sup­port in­no­va­tion in our ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties,” says Dixie Red­mond, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Shel­burne CBDC.

The Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will in­clude a key­note ad­dress from a South Shore en­trepreneur and in­no­va­tor; a ses­sion on fos­ter­ing creativ­ity; and a panel dis­cus­sion fea­tur­ing speak­ers who have suc­cess­fully de­vel­oped in­no­va­tive ideas.

Or­ga­niz­ers are ec­static the event will also fea­ture the Deloitte Dis­cov­ery Zone, which is an im­mer­sive in­no­va­tion en­vi­ron­ment. Dis­cov­ery Zone will ex­pose at­ten­dees to dis­rup­tive and en­abling tech­nolo­gies and trends that of­ten have an im­pact on busi­nesses. Dis­cov­ery Zone is a fun and in­ter­ac­tive demon­stra­tion that will fea­ture vir­tual and aug­mented re­al­ity, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, wear­ables, drones and In­ter­net-of-things de­vices.

At­ten­dees will have an op­por­tu­nity to hear about the ex­pe­ri­ences of en­trepreneurs who have taken busi­ness ideas to mar­ket and learn about re­sources and pro­grams avail­able to sup­port en­trepreneurs at var­i­ous stages of busi­ness de­vel­op­ment.

The in­no­va­tion-fo­cused Expo co­in­cides with Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 12 to 18). The event is free to at­tend. No reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Shel­burne CBDC by tele­phone 902-875-1133 or email: dixie.red­mond@cbdc.ca, or visit https:// www.face­book.com/shel­burneen­trepreneur­sexpo.

EN­TREPRENEUR’S EXPO SCHED­ULE

• 9 a.m. Meet and Greet: In­no­va­tion En­ablers Zone Opens – Or­ga­ni­za­tions fo­cused on help­ing ad­vance in­no­va­tive ideas.

Re­sources and Pro­grams Zone Opens – Or­ga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide pro­grams and ser­vices to en­trepreneurs

* Muffins, fruit, cof­fee/tea/ water pro­vided

• 9:25 a.m. Event Kick-Off: Open­ing Re­marks

• 9:30 a.m. Key­note Speaker: Bill Smith, Neck Tron­ics Inc. – Suc­cess­ful En­trepreneur and In­no­va­tor

• 10 a.m. Fos­ter­ing Creativ­ity - Chris Pel­ham and Chan­tal Pel­ham-Ed­wards, Third Sec­tor En­hance­ment Ltd.

• 10:45 a.m. Net­work­ing Break and Morn­ing Prize Draw.

• 11 a.m. Panel Dis­cus­sion De­vel­op­ing In­no­va­tive Ideas: Doug Jones – En­trepreneur and Pres­i­dent of Ig­nite Labs; Guy Tip­ton – En­trepreneur and Founder of BrewWizz; Scott Dauphi­nee – En­trepreneur and Owner of The Lob­ster Trap Com­pany; Donna Hatt – Mar­ket­ing & Prod­uct De­vel­op­ment Man­ager at White Point Beach Re­sort, and Pres­i­dent of South Shore Tourism Co­op­er­a­tive

• 12:15 p.m. Lunch Break * Light lunch pro­vided

• 1 p.m. Af­ter­noon Prize Draw

• 1 p.m. Deloitte: Pre­sen­ta­tion on Dis­rup­tion by De­sign Lab and Dis­cov­ery Zone

• 1:30 p.m. Deloitte “Dis­cov­ery Zone”:

–Dis­cov­ery Zone is a fun and in­ter­ac­tive demon­stra­tion that will fea­ture vir­tual and aug­mented re­al­ity, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, wear­ables, drones and in­ter­net-of-things de­vices)

–3 Dis­cov­ery Zone ses­sions for in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants (30 mins per ses­sion)

–Note: For those not want­ing to par­tic­i­pate, be­ing a spec­ta­tor is fun and in­for­ma­tive as well!

• 3 p.m. Clos­ing Re­marks

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