Our Vision: Pekin, Illinois: The community of choice for
home, business, and recreation.
Our Mission: To foster and promote a vibrant business environment that improves the quality of life in the Pekin area.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center, at Bradley University, is
again offering the first of its kind in the area, business accelerator, to
work with startups, small businesses and corporate innovation teams.
is Brave Launch? Brave Launch is a business
accelerator modeled off of the National Science Foundation's I-Corps
accelerator program and Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad. The foundation
of the program is evidence-based entrepreneurship and agile
development, which pushes teams out into the real world to gain read
is involved with organizing Brave Launch? The Illinois Small Business
Development Center (SBDC) staff at Bradley University provides the
management and instruction for Brave Launch. The SBDC is part of the
Turner Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business.
Guidance and support is also provided by local entities and
individuals involved in the overall Greater Peoria startup community.
Do you want to surround yourself with other driven
individuals? Do you want access to mentors with incredible experience
in a multitude of vocations including, but not limited to: customer
development, product development, finance, sales and operations? If you
answered yes to either of these questions, Brave Launch is for you.