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Innovation, entrepreneurship focus of new GO Topeka, Washburn partnership

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Innovation and entrepreneurship will be the focus of a new partnership between GO Topeka and Washburn University.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, GO Topeka joined Washburn University to announce that a new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partnership Agreement has been signed.

“Strengthening our innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem is one of our economic development strategies for Shawnee County,” said Laurie Pieper, Ph.D., vice president of Entrepreneurship and Small Business for GO Topeka. “This partnership between the Washburn University School of Business and GO Topeka is important because intentional collaboration in growing entrepreneurship programming, supporting innovators, and creating community engagement opportunities will help us attract and retain students, talent and workforce, and create meaningful impact for Topeka and Shawnee County more efficiently. We are proud to have Washburn in Topeka and look forward to an even stronger relationship with the School of Business as we launch this partnership.”

GO Topeka indicated that the agreement will strengthen ties between GO Topeka, Washburn’s School of Business and the economic development agency for Topeka and Shawnee Co.

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