"Centreworks’ Urban Innovation Team collaborates on Danville planning project"
Through community panels, programs, and daily interactions with aspiring change-makers (and authors), "CentreWorks instills the entrepreneurial mindset and provides tools for the community to innovate, collaborate, and grow."
Click on the link below to read two of Ethan Tarpley's articles- now in print!
"Adonis Logan ’22 completes Entrepreneurial Mindset CentreWorks Certification"
"Adonis Logan ’22 recently became Centre College’s first student to obtain the Entrepreneurial Mindset Certification (EMC2) from the College’s CentreWorks program.
Earning the certification means that a student has gained substantial knowledge and practice in entrepreneurial competencies through their involvement with CentreWorks. Those engaged with the initiative can expect to learn about innovation process mastery, startup leadership, financial/investment acumen, communication, and growth mindset through semester-long rotations."
"LIFTOFF class graduates to start local businesses"
"This semester was also the first time the class was taught in Spanish in addition to English. Centre students were able to translate each lesson to several Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, and also acted as translators in conversations and empathy interviews."
"Entrepreneurs usually come in with a tentative business idea they want to develop. The Margidas teach them to conduct empathy interviews with people in the community, which allows them to learn about local people’s specific wants and needs."
"The interviews help students define a problem that their business will solve. Once defined, students brainstorm business ideas to solve the problem. Then they test the ideas and gather feedback from the community, then come up with final prototypes."
"Tech panel happening Thursday at CentreWorks"
"The tech industry can be daunting; it’s complex, ever changing, and growing more important to our lives by the day. For those who want to better understand the world of tech but aren’t sure where to start, this event is dedicated to demystifying the tech industry.
Thank you to all who joined our panel of industry insiders as they pulled back the curtains on tech, and helped to answer your our most pressing questions about the industry, careers, and more.
Panel Members: John Harney, Josh Wilkerson, Will Roberts."
"LIFTOFF graduate starts Parkinson's
physical therapy business"
"Pruitt finished the class in November 2021, spent the first few months of 2022 getting licenses and certifications, and she will start accepting patients next week. She said the class helped connect her with the right people and made her more confident in her ability to start a business.
"CentreWorks welcomes community to
"Now that the space is open, community members can buy co-working memberships to work there. The space has a large kitchen and dining area, a “synergy space” in the wide-open main section, a community room with a long table and TV, a “collaboration cove” with bleachers and a TV, and several private rooms and suites for smaller groups.
People can buy day passes, monthly memberships, yearly memberships, or suite memberships. Each pass gets coffee, 1 Gig internet, access to a color printer, and access to the main spaces. Centre students get free access to the space."
"Community Spotlight: CentreWorks"
"This month’s community spotlight features CentreWorks, an organization that is close to our hearts and
based in Danville, Kentucky."
"First and foremost, CentreWorks fosters an innovative, resilient community. Serving the Danville-Boyle County area, and the seven-county region beyond, CentreWorks consists of an accelerator, incubator, and coworking programs that harness the full potential of our growing community. CentreWorks is an initiative that grew out of Centre College, with Andrea and Anthony Margida as the Co-Founders and Executive Directors."
"Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Danville"
"To build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, you have to develop a culture of trust and collaboration that allows
people to interact successfully.
"CentreWorks program seeks to bring
Romania to Boyle County"
“You will be hearing interviews with people from Romania who have been successful in several different fields of life, and what I want to portray with this is that it’s important to see that even in a more poor country like Romania, it’s still very possible for people to have success because of
their hard work and dedication,” he said.
“The two biggest themes that I’ve discovered with all of the research are that any community can have success if they set forward to it, and work toward it, and that unity is also another path to success,” Moga said.
"Meet the Margidas: A working family,
centered on Boyle County."
"Boyle County's newest power couple is taking the area by storm. Whether they're helping people get the food they need, facilitating zoom meetings for Heart of Danville, or redesigning the new CentreWorks space in the old Hub Frankel building, Anthony and Andrea Margida bring a new energy to the area."
"With help of CentreWorks, pair of students make
KY Pitch finals"
"Adonis Logan ’22 and Phoenix Staten ’23 had a startup business idea. CentreWorks helped make it a reality.
ReBegin was an idea born during the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic in May 2020. Adonis and Phoenix were inspired by the positive environmental changes around the world, thanks in large part to people staying home. They wanted to be a part of that change and created ReBegin, a personalized clothing upcycling service that transforms garments from used and unwanted to new, affordable, fashionable and/or functional styles."
"New CentreWorks program to provide unique business and entrepreneurial opportunities"