SHOW ME THE MONEY CONFERENCE + FUNDING EXPO

October 9th at UNC-Asheville

October 10th at Lenoir-Rhyne University

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TRACK E: CLUSTER FOCUS SESSIONS

High priority clusters which deserve focused attention, based upon the needs of the region.

October 9, Session #1 (10:15 – 11:30)

“Catalyzing the Life Science Innovation Sector: Panel”

A high-level discussion around some of the current needs and opportunities for businesses within the Life Science Innovation space as they grow their ventures. Will look specifically at SBIR, Tech Transfer, Government Funding, Prototype Development, and Market Access.

October 9, Session #2 (1:15 – 2:30)

“Financing Agribusiness & the Local Food System: Panel”

A review of some of the available support resources, funding opportunities, and industry best practices for organizations in the Local Food System to use while looking to grow. Will look especially at support mechanisms for Value-Added Food Products, Natural Products, Small-Scale Farming, and Ranching.

October 9, Session #3 (3:15 – 4:30)

“Funding Tech Ecosystems & Community Infrastructure: Panel”

A detailed review of proven methods for economic development and community leaders to secure the resources needed to advance community infrastructure in order to foster a thriving technology business sector. Will review workforce development, industry grants, broadband, and entrepreneurial engagement.

October 10, Day 2 Intensive Workshop

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 2017 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Workshop

The Community Reinvestment Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operations. The workshop will discuss the recent administrative changes to the CRA requirements and funding parameters.

Taught by Jeanne Millken Bonds of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, in partnership with representatives from the FDIC and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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