Pipeline Entrepreneurs is welcoming applicants for its 10th fellowship class, which is now gearing up for a lively year of entrepreneurial education.
Pipeline, an organization of powerful Midwestern entrepreneurs that conducts a fellowship each year, will be holding its development courses in Kansas City, St. Louis, Nebraska and Ireland.
Pipeline CEO Joni Cobb said the 2016 fellowship will be the most eventful to date.
“While it is always exciting to be chosen as a Pipeline Fellow, this year will be the most momentous year to join the family– full stop,” Cobb said in a release. “Our expanded regional focus, along with a history-making, Irish-based module, will bring out our national network in droves — all for the benefit of Pipeline entrepreneurs’ growth.”
Pipeline typically accepts 10 to 13 entrepreneurs from the region after an extensive interview and vetting process. The fellows then go through a yearlong development program with business experts and advisers with the goal to grow their businesses and the regional economy. The development course culminates with a gala celebration in Kansas City featuring hundreds of the region’s top businesspeople.
Kevin O’Malley, the United States ambassador to Ireland, said he’s looking forward to working with entrepreneurs from Kansas City and the Midwest.
“I am particularly proud that an organization from my own backyard has the vision to build bridges between our top entrepreneurs and international markets,” O’Malley said in a release. “I greatly value deepening the relationships between entrepreneurs in Ireland and the United States and look forward to meeting everyone during this international module working to do the same.”
Pipeline is accepting applications from Sept. 10 to Oct. 19. Click here to apply.