Mission + Objectives
Partnering with the Kennebec Valley Entrepreneurial Network—including municipalities, the business community, and state government—the EA links students and community residents to the resources necessary to support their entrepreneurial curiosity and development. The Entrepreneurial Alliance is structured to address three core needs:
- Academic: Preserves the basic principles of an “interdisciplinary” true liberal arts education, relying on both critical analysis and creative strategy.
- Cultural: Provides a network for individual entrepreneurs, securing an “eco-system” of education services; service providers; peer networks; market opportunities & skills development resources; economic development & work services providers; financial institutions; & community leaders.
- Economic: Promotes economic development by supporting young entrepreneurs who have a sound vision for business opportunity and employment in Maine.
At the end of this sequence of activities, students will be able to:
- Conceptualize and define ideas
- Perform a “skills” audit and identify competencies needed (“gap analysis”)
- Generate their own business ideas and define different types of organizations
- Perform market research and analysis, and perform basic financial planning and record-keeping
- Write an operational plan as well as a business prospectus
- Manage and organize a business or non-profit, including human resources
Interested in joining? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for membership inquiry.