Students in Batavia High School’s successful INCubator Entrepreneurship Program have developed and launched start-up companies specifically designed to drive traffic to community businesses.
To show Fox Valley area business owners and professionals how their service-oriented start-ups can increase customer bases and brand awareness, the student entrepreneurs will be host to a first “INCubator Expo” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, April 1 at Pal Joey’s Restaurant, 2030 Main Street, Batavia. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m..
At the inaugural INCubator Expo, attendees will hear from keynote speaker Nathan Uno, chief strategist at the Chicago-based branding agency, Cultivate. Uno will be sharing proven strategies from his work at Cultivate on how to build and amplify a brand and cultivate meaningful business relationships.
Batavia High School INCubator students and founders of GeoFluence, LLC , will share how their influencer social media marketing platform gets targeted messaging out, and cost effectively. The BHS student entrepreneurs behind the company SnapAdventure will share how they are driving traffic to local businesses by creating adventures designed to get people off the couch and into something new.
“We are excited about bringing the local business community and student entrepreneurs together for this unique networking opportunity,” said Dennis Piron, instructor, INCubator Entrepreneurship Program. “Our student entrepreneurs and keynote speaker have fresh, outside-of-the box ideas that can really help local businesses grow.”
INCubator Expo is a free event. Complimentary appetizers and soft drinks from Pal Joey’s will be provided. For more information about INCubator Expo and Batavia High School’s INCubator Entrepreneurship Program, contact Dennis Piron at Dennis.Piron@bps101.net.
— Benjamin Schieber