Next Big Idea Pitch Contest Will Give Entrepreneurs Chance to Prove Themselves

Mikey Wetzel said the Next Big Idea Pitch Contest is shaping up to be “a big deal.”

“We are very excited about it,” Wetzel said in an email.

The contest, which will be held May 5 at the Rowan IDEA Center in the former Salisbury Mall, will encompass two “Shark Tank”-style competitions. One will involve high school students, and one will involve Rowan County residents at large.

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10 to Watch: Addison Davis

Addison Davis is spearheading the Rowan IDEA Center as project manager, and he’s one to keep an eye on as the center’s vision comes to life.

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Rowan Idea Center to begin work in January

The Rowan IDEA Center, Inc., a new partnership among government, academia and private sector leaders in Rowan County, has adopted a logo and will begin its program to reach regional entrepreneurs at its location at West End Plaza in January 2018, according to a press release.

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County gives approval to ‘Idea Center’ at West End Plaza

After some debate, the Rowan County commissioners on Monday approved a development at West End Plaza that includes a business incubator, museum, digital media lab and cafe. Known as the Rowan County Idea Center, the project would involve partnerships among Catawba College, county government and private businesses.

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