COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) –  New business owners and those with innovative ideas for start-up companies will gather at the University of Missouri in Columbia Friday for the city’s first Entrepreneurial Summit.

The daylong event at the Reynolds Alumni Center is sponsored by the city’s regional economic development agency, known as REDI.

Speakers include successful local business owners as well as local experts on venture capital and other topics.

The summit concludes with a Boone County “idea bounce” competition that includes cash prizes for those who present the best business plans.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


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