SARANAC LAKE, NY - Point Positive, Inc. is excited to announce funding for the Business Ideation Workshop Series project from Adirondack Foundation's Generous Acts Program. The grant is being co-funded in part by the Rhoades Family Fund at Adirondack Foundation.
This project will allow Point Positive in partnership with the Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University to hold a series of workshops to help individuals start their own business. The project will recruit fledgling entrepreneurs to participate in the workshop series. The organization will work with the participants to develop viable ideas and get started on the path to developing their ideas, as well as ongoing mentoring beyond the workshop gatherings.
"We are seeing a growing number of entrepreneurs looking to grow their business here in the Greater Adirondack region," states Melinda Little, Point Positive Coordinator. "This momentum and our ability to effectively host virtual events have enabled more entrepreneurs to get in front of member investors, and with this grant, we are staged to be able to nurture more entrepreneurs."
Support for this work is from Generous Acts at Adirondack Foundation - a force for good that pools gifts from generous donors who love the Adirondacks and care about our communities. Adirondack Foundation enhances the lives of the people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy.
"We know how vital entrepreneurship is to our rural economy and can already envision the idea wheels that will spin from these workshops," said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation President and CEO.
Point Positive Inc. is the angel investing and mentoring group of seasoned business leaders in the Greater Adirondacks. Since 2014, the organization has vetted over 60 ventures from a wide range of industries, committing over $3.50 million in capital, fueling 100+ new professional jobs, and a more robust diversified economy in the Adirondacks.