Woodlands, Texas – Woodforest National Bank® (Woodforest) launches award-winning Woodforest Foundryyou In Conroe, Texas in partnership with the Conroe Economic Development Council (CEDC), Sam Houston State University Center for Business Engagement, Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center (SHSU SBDC), and McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the University of Santo Tomas.
Woodforest’s goal is to bring together professionals to build strong local ecosystems, helping aspiring entrepreneurs test their ideas while protecting their capital.
Woodforest Foundry kicks off with an open community event called Entrepreneurship 4 Allyou (All E4you) unravels the mysteries of entrepreneurship through candid conversations with successful entrepreneurs in their community. Aspiring entrepreneurs then participate in a series of educational idea workshops called Ideas 2 Action. Finally, entrepreneurs test and validate their ideas with a cohort of peers, successful small business owners, and other professionals who provide mentorship and trusted advice.
Aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend the E4All launch event. Registration is encouraged (the event is free to attend).
date: August 25, 2022
time: 6pm-8pm CST
position: Woodforest National Bank Downtown Conroe Location, 400 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX 77301
At E4All’s launch event, attendees will hear inspiring stories and learn from these experts about their journey to becoming successful entrepreneurs and business owners.
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Thank you to our community partners
“Conroe has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and we are excited to work closely with leading organizations in Montgomery County to build a strong ecosystem to support aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to scale. Jay Dreibelvis, president and CEO of Woodforest National Bank, said:
“The Conroe Economic Development Council understands the importance of sustainable economic growth, especially for the entrepreneurs and small businesses that are the backbone of our community. We are excited to play a role in supporting their success through vibrant community partnerships to deliver Woodforest Foundry, a program that enables them to achieve the quality of life.”
“The Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center is thrilled to join The Woodforest Foundry with Woodforest National Bank throughout Montgomery County. and look forward to supporting the ideas and business goals of those involved with Woodforest Foundry.
“We are very proud to work with our amazing community partners Woodforest, CEDC, Sam Houston State University Center for Entrepreneurship Engagement and SHSU SBDC to bring you Woodforest Foundry. It’s a powerful program that transforms you into an entrepreneur,” said Patrick Wook, Director of Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at the McNair Center at the University of St. Thomas.
“We are pleased to work closely with Woodforest, CEDC, SHSU SBDC and the McNair Center at the University of St. Thomas to deliver Woodforest Foundry, an impactful program for local entrepreneurs.Sam Houston State Entrepreneurial involvement in universities, corporate affairs and finance departments.
To learn more about Woodforest Foundry, please contact Doug Schaeffer, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CRA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.