MU hosts budding entrepreneurs at idea summit

Friday, February 4, 2011 | 7:16 a.m. CST; updated 2:43 p.m. CST, Friday, February 4, 2011

COLUMBIA — New business owners and those with innovative ideas for startup companies will gather at MU on Friday for Columbia's first Entrepreneurial Summit.

The daylong event at the Reynolds Alumni Center is sponsored by the city's regional economic development agency, known as REDI. Speakers include successful local business owners as well as local experts on venture capital and other topics.

The summit concludes with a Boone County "idea bounce" competition that includes cash prizes for those who present the best business plans.

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