The hardest part of starting a business is, well, getting started!

The Chamber is partnering with the University of South Alabama, Innovation PortAL and local non-profit One-Mobile to host STARTUP WEEKEND, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, August 26-28. The event, pat competition and part educational experience, will give aspiring entrepreneurs access to expert advice from mentors and coaches, successful entrepreneurs, capital resources and other tools to jump start their business concepts. By Sunday evening, new businesses will be born.

Those interested in competing in this program can learn more by contacting Danette Richards at

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