SDS is sharing the following event announcement on behalf of the Viscardi Center.

Do You Have An Entrepreneurial Mindset?
Do You Want To Put It To The Test?

A collaboration between The Viscardi Center and the Hynes Institute of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Iona University

The IdeaSpark Program engages individuals with disabilities in developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Participants will explore what it takes to be an innovator and entrepreneur, by engaging in a series of activities that will let them identify an entrepreneurial opportunity and develop a feasible business idea over a six-week period.

Embedded in the virtual program will be opportunities for participants to interact with entrepreneurs and experts in their fields, as well as partner with Iona University students serving as Peer Mentors.

Participants will be given challenges that will help them develop and apply entrepreneurial skills in action. At a culminating Pitchfest event, they will practice presentation skills and share aspects of their personal learning experiences, while pitching their business ideas and competing for equity-free cash grants.

The free, fully accessible program sessions begin on June 6, 2023.

Apply by May 19, 2023 at

For more information about the program and eligibility requirements, download our flyer

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