Launch Indiana, a program for increasing the number of innovation driven startups in Indiana, plans to conduct an exercise to map the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Wabash Valley.

This information will be compiled into an active statewide website that will allow aspiring entrepreneurs to more easily navigate the ecosystem and visually see what assets are available to them.

Initial results of the exercise will be shared at a reception at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Launch Terre Haute.

Hear how our community is working with state and local entities to collaborate and create a local entrepreneurial ecosystem based on Victor Hwang’s “The Rainforest.”

Representatives from state and local entities plan to provide updates on what their organizations are doing to strategically position the State of Indiana and the Wabash Valley as a startup-friendly state/region.

During their stop in the Wabash Valley they will share preliminary results of a statewide entrepreneurial mapping exercise that includes our community. In addition, there will be a small media team from Inside Indiana at the event. Light refreshments will be provided. The tentative agenda is as follows:

5 to 5:30 p.m.: Networking

5:30 to 5:35 p.m.: Welcome; Shelley Klingerman, Launch Terre Haute

5:35 to 5:40 p.m.: City of Terre Haute, Mayor Bennett

5:40 to 5:45 p.m.: Vigo County Council- Rick Burger

5:45 to 5:50 p.m.: Terre Haute EDC- Steve Witt

5:50 to 5:55 p.m.: Terre Haute Chamber- David Haynes

5:55 to 6:05 p.m.: Launch IN- Jason Whitney/Jacob Schpok

6:05 to 6:20 p.m.: Rainforest Concept- John Wechsler

6:20 p.m.: Wrap-up

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