October 2020
Save the Date: Big Pitch Ada
November 12, 2020
Join us virtually on November 12 for The Big Pitch Ada

2:30pm - Live Pitches
4:30pm - Awards Ceremony
Interested in competing? Applications open on Monday, October 12.
The Big Pitch is a business pitch competition that provides a platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges, and compete for cash prize money. ENTER. PRESENT. WIN UP TO $1,250.
Udacity's Future is Digital Challenge
Learn a new skill for FREE. ENROLL ASAP!
Enroll IMMEDIATELY to allow enough time to complete the full course before November 5, 2020 in order to get certified.
Have you ever wanted to work from home? Or learn new skills to prepare you for an exciting career in the digital space? Through Ada Jobs Foundation's work with the Center on Rural Innovation, we are able to bring to you the Future Is Digital Challenge for residents in Pontotoc, Johnston, Coal, Garvin and Seminole counties.

Complete one of Udacity’s sponsored foundational four-week courses in either digital marketing, business analytics, or front-end web development, and complete an assessment to qualify for a scholarship in one of their nanodegree programs to continue your learning.
Join Us! Community Entrepreneurship Hour Wednesday, October 14 at 9am via Zoom

Small business owners and entrepreneur join us for a virtual meetup the second Wednesday of each month as featured entrepreneur guest speakers pitch their business. This will be an interactive event where participants are encouraged to engage in conversation and productive feedback. The goal of the Community Entrepreneurship Hour is to provide a platform for aspiring and current entrepreneurs to share their business ideas, receive feedback and connect with like-minded members of the community who support new businesses.

October Speakers of the Month:
  • Jake Cantrell, Founder, Expiration Ninja. Expiration Ninja offers a quick and effective way to keep track of virtually any kind of record with ease. If it has an expiration date, give it to Expiration Ninja and watch our simple, versatile, and adaptable platform keep track of all of your renewals so you don’t have to. www.expiration.ninja

  • Jordan Farris, Founder & Owner, Red Door Creative, LLC. Red Door Creative makes quality digital services accessible to small businesses and organizations. https://madebyreddoor.com

Start Up Ada Boot Camp Day 2: Legal Basics, IP & Creating a MVP
Overview: What does it take to legally start and operate a business? With limited start-up funds, where should you prioritize your legal budget? This session is geared towards giving you the keys to legal basics and strategies to start and operate a successful business.

Interested in attending other dates?
Pick and choose which sessions work best for you!
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