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The West Texas Innovation Network of Abilene provided training opportunities to identify and cultivate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit and talent. WTIN was launched in the summer of 2011 with the help of various regional supporters as well as a state grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The program coordinators included Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas, Texas, Tech Small Business Development Center, and the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy at Abilene Christian University. Synergos Consulting, now Venture Call, LLC., was chosen as the single contractor by the Workforce Solutions Board of West Central Texas to coordinate and direct this project. The first 15 months of the program was primarily funded by Texas Workforce Commission and the local Workforce Board. Seeing an opportunity to serve the community with ongoing entrepreneurship training, WTIN used local funding support for the remaining 3 years of operation, implementing national training brands.