Local Entrepreneur Accelerator launch party happening April 17

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents will present their business ideas

The Local Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (LEAP) launch party is happening Wednesday (April 17) at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort.

Community Futures Central Island brought LEAP to the Parksville Qualicum Beach region earlier this year. Using a lean start-up model, LEAP prepares small groups of entrepreneurs to launch new local businesses in their communities, through a curriculum focused on creating a viable business model.

READ MORE: Entrepreneurship program rolls out in Parksville Qualicum Beach region

Twelve people have been working on their business ideas since February which they will be pitching for a panel of judges at the launch party.

Networking and showcase tables begin at 5:30 p.m. and pitches, awards and presentations begin at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and include appetizers, dessert and coffee. Cash bar available. For more information and tickets, call 250-752-0960.

NEWS staff, submitted

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