Fifteen emerging entrepreneurs have completed an intensive 8-week business development training program and are now heading to the Entrepreneurship Summit to be held July 22-24, 2016 at the Olympic Natural Resource Center in Forks, WA. At the Summit, each entrepreneur will connect to Mentors and Pitch Coaches who will help them refine their business plan and their pitch presentations. The final business plans will be submitted at the first inaugural Coast Works Angels Conference in mid-September.

Pitch Coaches will join the Summit after lunch on July 23rd and participate in a round-robin style Pitch Clinic. Mentors will join the Summit for breakfast on July 24th and participate in a speed-dating style Meet-the-Mentor activity. Each entrepreneur will form a Mentor team and develop an action plan over a working lunch.

If you are interested in serving as a Pitch Coach and/or a Mentor, please send an email to Mike Skinner at mike.skinner@cie.org  by no later than Friday, July 15, 2016. Please include your name, address, email and phone number along with a short statement of your qualifications and why you are interested in contributing to the Coast Works initiative. Presenters are encouraged to attend as much of the Summit as they can to network and interact with the entrepreneurs. Overnight arrangements will be considered upon request. By submitting a workshop proposal, you acknowledge that there is no compensation for Pitch Coaches or Mentors, and you agree (a) to participate in a teleconference presenter orientation (tentatively to be held on Monday, July 18, 2016), and (b) to be on location and ready to present at least one hour prior to your scheduled activities.

Thank you for supporting Coast Works!