It’s all about planning for the future.
Communities as a Start UP sessions will be held virtually through the leadership and coordination of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend Innovation Center in the coming months. The public is invited to connect and give their input.
The first session is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. It is an introduction of the Communities as Start UP (CASU) concept and review of the outcomes of Phase 1, which was completed in February.
The sessions are a series of six free interactive virtual workshops focused on developing a Start UP community with an entrepreneurial mindset.
If one is interested in attending these sessions contact Melissa Windle at Melissa.Windle@tamucc.edu for a link to the virtual session.
The second session is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. It features exploring community aspirations as a foundation for implementing the CASU model.
The third session is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. It is about creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem as a structural imperative for the CASU model.
The fourth session is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, and will cover crafting the Community Model Canvas as a tool for creating competitive advantage.
The fifth session is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. It is about engaging the TEAM Concept to accelerate the development of new entrepreneurial opportunities.
The sixth and last session of the series is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2021. It will be about visualizing the long-term goals for Rockport-Fulton as a Start UP community.
This program is provided by a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA has been assisting Aransas County in long-term recovery after Hurricane Harvey.