Biz Labs Workshops with Distillery Labs


Biz Lab Workshops are an entrepreneurial education program at Distillery Labs. In the photo pictured above, Natural Fiber Welding’s Chief Technology Officer, Aaron Amstutz, taught everyone how to innovate by deliberately “failing fast.”  Aaron divided the room into groups for experiential learning, and together, we all discovered many unique sandwich creations.  It was a memorable and impactful Biz Lab, as everyone can bring that approach to their work.


Additionally, on the 4th Thursday of every month, mentors and mentees meet up to work through the Start a Business in Greater Peoria program supported by mentors from the SBDC, SCORE, MBDC, GPEDC, and gener8tor. In Customer Development, mentees learn to segment who their customers are and create customer personas and value propositions.


RSVP to Upcoming Events in February, 2023

  • Tue, Feb 7, 2023, 12:00 pm – Tax Planning for Small Biz Owners
    IL SBDC at Bradley University on Zoom | RSVP
  • Tue, Feb 7, 21& 28, 2023 – Garage Thinkers 
    Garage Thinkers | RSVP
  • Wed, Feb 8, 2023, 8:00 am – 1 Million Cups Peoria at PNIC
    Alevan Botanica with Alexa Hoffman | RSVP
  • Sat, Feb 11, 2023 – Business of Art at ART Inc.
    Arts Partners of Central Illinois | RSVP
  • Wed, Feb 15, 2023, 9:30 am – Free Coffee on Campus
    Business & Engineering Convergence Center Lobby
  • Thu, Feb 16, 2023, 4:00 pm – Happy Hour Social
    Fox Pub & Cafe | RSVP
  • Thu, Feb 23, 6:00 pm – Biz Labs Workshop
    Nest Coworking | RSVP

Peoria startups are finalists at 2023 Bank Tank

We are pleased to share that three Peoria startups are finalists in the 2023 Fortress Bank's Bank Tank competition. They are in no particular order: We Hear You, Bear's Bites & Colorforge. Congratulations!!!

If you'd like to support them in person at the in-person finale on Feb 8, 5:00pm
RSVP to the Bank Tank in Davenport IA here.


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