Entrepreneurs in Hopkins County
It is the mission of the Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation to serve as the resource and catalyst for sustained economic growth and development in Hopkins County. Our goal is to facilitate the creation of new primary business ventures in Hopkins County thereby achieving wealth-generation, employment opportunities, and additional prosperity. We are dedicated to helping your business grow and prosper.
- The Synergize, Mentoring Program offers free advice from established business owners to assist with business plans, entity formation, marketing strategies, cash flow, balance sheets, social media, growth strategies, financial incentive information, and any other issues a new business may face. “With Synergize, we look to fill a void that entrepreneurs often have when starting their own business, or when challenges arise after the enterprise is up and running.”
We serve as Community Coordinators for the 1Million Cups Program. 1 Million Cups is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in our local community. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connecting with a community that truly cares about their progress and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse entrepreneurs.
The Entrepreneurial Division of the Madisonville Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation will host its second annual Idea Competition for High School Students to be held on March 9th 2018. Hopkins County students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in the Idea Pitch competition. Each team or individual will pitch their idea for a business. We are very excited to bring students together and introduce them to the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.