BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Bitwise Industries got approval for a new location here in Bakersfield and they were thinking of more than just the where, but also the who when they started looking into setting up here.
Joining 23ABC Live to talk about the interest in Kern County Entrepreneurs and the new location is Bitwise Vice President Amy Thelen.
In June of 2019, Bitwise Industries announced plans to expand into Bakersfield. Since that announcement Bitwise has secured a location and moved forward with tenant improvements to bring Bitwise Training to Kern County.
Bitwise Industries gave a presentation to the Board of Supervisors highlighting its goals to invest in entrepreneurs here in Kern County.
During its presentation the company announced its first group of students is set to begin a training program in June.
The positions will be "learn and earn opportunities,” meaning participants will get paid while they are in the program.
The county is working with Bitwise to provide each student in the program with a grant of up to $7.500 towards their own start-up idea.