2019 Brave Launch Teams Announced

2019 Brave Launch Teams Announced

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, at Bradley University, have announced the teams for the 2019 Brave Launch cohort. It is an impressive roster with companies with tremendous potential for growth and innovation.…

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StartupGP On The Source

StartupGP on The Source

Our Director of Innovation and Startups, Andrew Ngui, was given the outstanding opportunity to appear on I've Decided's "The Source" last week.  The Source is a video podcast featuring local leaders and advocates. Andrew and hosts Kim Martin and Kurt…

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GPEDC Receives Community Partner Award

GPEDC Receives Community Partner Award

On August 27th, GPEDC was named Community Partner of the Year by the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley University. We are honored and grateful to be recognized as an organization that strives to make a positive impact in the community.…

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The Big Table Greater Peoria

The Big Table Greater Peoria

Join us at The Big Table Greater Peoria this October! The Big Table is a day of regional community building through conversations designed to strengthen and connect communities. Through open, thoughtful conversations that focus on how we can strengthen our…

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Greater Peoria Food Innovation Meetup

Greater Peoria Food Innovation Meetup

A beginning farmer, a BBQ sauce maker, and a food chain transparency technology programmer walk into a grocery store...   Toss in two dozen more people, a mix of food entrepreneurs and resource providers, and you have yourself the Greater Peoria…

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CO.STARTERS Now Taking Applications

CO.STARTERS Now Taking Applications

Thinking about starting a business or facing challenges in your current venture? Consider attending CO.STARTERS this Fall. What is CO.STARTERS? CO.STARTERS is a program that helps new business owners build a community around local businesses. It is a nine-week program…

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Greater Peoria Manufacturing And Supply Chain Forum

Greater Peoria Manufacturing and Supply Chain Forum

The Illinois Defense Network and GPEDC are sponsoring an informational and networking event this August. This Manufacturing and Supply Chain Forum will focus on solutions for business sustainability and diversification, especially through Defense and other government contracts. This session will provide attendees…

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Brave Launch Is Back

Brave Launch is Back

Brave Launch is back again this year! The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff at Bradley University provides the management and instruction for this business accelerator program. Applications are being accepted from corporate innovation companies who are in need…

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