Entrepreneurs Assembly at the Capital debuts August 17

Award-winning business organization Entrepreneurs Assembly (EA) will hold the first meeting of its new Carson City chapter, Entrepreneurs Assembly at the Capital, on Wednesday, August 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

EA at the Capital will be hosted by The Studio at Adams Hub for innovation at 177 W. Proctor Street, Carson City, and will continue on the third Wednesday of each month. EA is a non-profit organization designed to support the success of local entrepreneurs, startups, and aspiring business owners. There is no cost to participate in EA at the Capital.

“EA gives its members focus and helps them take concrete steps toward achieving their dreams,” explains Matt Westfield, who co-founded the first chapter in 2010 to help accelerate the economic recovery of Northern Nevada.  “It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur with a startup or an established company.”

EA is now providing training and support to more than 200 participants, and was honored with the Entrepreneurial Spirit award for Nevada by the SBA in 2014. It currently operates chapters in Reno, South Lake Tahoe and Incline.

Companies of any size are welcome to join. Existing businesses as well as startups are invited to participate, so are “pre-startup” companies and people working on business ideas. Membership is free.

“We have everything from scaling tech companies to local brick-and-mortar businesses,” said Westfield. “It’s exciting to see how each chapter has evolved and the synergies that are created by interactions among our members. Our motto is ‘founders helping founders.’ That is the magic of EA.”

EA’s monthly meetings include lively, interactive round tables, facilitated by an impressive cohort of mentors with a wide array of business expertise and experience. During round table sessions, members identify their key priorities and action items, such as marketing, funding or employee recruitment, then leave the meeting with their marching orders for the next month.

“EA helps founders work ‘on’ their business, not ‘in’ their business,” Westfield stated. “They can then increase sales, employ more people, streamline processes, or develop a new product or service.”

Westfield, a seasoned serial entrepreneur, has years of experience helping businesses prosper in Northern Nevada. He is an adjunct professor in the UNR Entrepreneurship program and serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Adams Hub, whereS he advises clients of the business incubator, pre-accelerator program and coworking habitat.

Adams Hub launched its new event and classroom space, The Studio, on August 3, 2016.

“Hosting EA is exactly the type of collaboration we had in mind when we created The Studio,” said Adams Hub Community Curator Peggy Wynne Borgman. “Our mission is to encourage innovators and help foster a renewed entrepreneurial culture in Carson City. Adams Hub has a wonderful group of community business mentors who will be participating in the EA roundtables as facilitators.”

Anyone interested in participating in an upcoming EA at the Capital business roundtable meeting or wishing to learn more about EA membership, which is free of cost, can contact grow@adamshub.com, or call 775.222.0001.