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(Jan. 27, 2010)--Students can kick-start their careers as entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs at the UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) Jackson Walker Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp. The boot camp is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus.

Entrepreneur and investor Brian Hughes will present the keynote address at 9:15 a.m. He has founded multiple successful technology companies that developed the first privately funded trans-Atlantic fiber cable from New York to London as well as after-market seating systems for the Segway. Hughes received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

The daylong boot camp will feature expert presentations on fundamental entrepreneurship skills including opportunity identification, business planning, intellectual property and business law, and funding a technology start-up.

Registration is free for UTSA faculty, students and staff as well as faculty and students from others institutions; registration is $95 for the general public (payment by cash or check the day of the event).

For more information, call 210-458-5782 or register at the CITE Web site (select the Boot Camp link).


CITE is an interdisciplinary center in the UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering. The center focuses on fostering the growth of entrepreneurs and new technology-based ventures through a process of education, experiences, resources and support. The entrepreneurship boot camp is sponsored by the UTSA College of Business, UTSA College of Engineering, UTSA Institute for Economic Development, San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative (SATAI) and the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research.



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