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Startup Stillwater to Host “#RosieWasRight: A Workshop for Women Who Believe They Can Do It”
April 17, 2019

On May 15, Startup Stillwater will host Mo Collins’ one-day workshop titled “#RosieWasRight: A Workshop for Women Who Believe They Can Do It.” This session for women entrepreneurs is designed to help them assess and act upon their growth potential, with a focus on using technology in innovative ways.

Startup Stillwater is a partnership between the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development, the Oklahoma State University Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, Cowboy Technologies and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. It is an initiative designed to support and encourage local entrepreneurs.

Attendees will have a chance to explore and share about their current businesses and learn about an innovative triple bottom line: people, place and profits and how they can grow better, stronger companies.

The workshop also covers tech trends changing every industry — including the four industries where women hold 80% of the market, TechIdeation© — a form of ideastorming to help identify new and off-the-shelf technologies to grow businesses, learning about women across industry who have combined their passion with clever tech to grow sales by 20% to 30%, a roadmap to navigate all things tech, and a network of like-minded women online and in the community.

Collins specializes in women in entrepreneurship, technology innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems. She is a top-tier trainer for the International Economic Development Council, the OU Economic Development Institute, and economic development organizations and chambers nationwide.

Collins served in progressive, senior-level roles at the University of Northern Iowa between 1997 and 2014 building tech-driven resources to serve entrepreneurs, including EntreFEST, MyEntreNet, Dream Big Grow Here and the Iowa Business Concierge. She launched Iowa’s first annual statewide survey of entrepreneurs and small businesses and has co-authored numerous journal publications associated with those findings.

The session will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riata Center Downtown Stillwater. Registration is $65 and includes lunch. Space is limited. For full details and to register visit or call (405) 377-2220.

The Center for Business Development is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs through networking, education, consulting and business incubation services. Assistance is available in various areas such as marketing, product planning, international business and writing business plans. For more information visit or contact the Center for Business Development.

Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts.

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