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(Oct. 1, 2012) -- To help entrepreneurs and established companies commercialize new technologies, the UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship and Jackson Walker LLP are partnering to host the Jackson Walker Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 in McKinney Humanities Building Room 2.01.10 on the UTSA Main Campus.

The daylong boot camp will offer participants an intensive crash course on the commercialization and start up of new technology companies. Throughout the day, experts will discuss fundamental technology entrepreneurship topics such as identifying an opportunity, securing start-up funds and organizing your new business, business planning and pitching, protecting your intellectual property and marketing your innovative idea.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Paul Adrian, the co-founder and CEO of latakoo, where he sells and manages the fastest, easiest method of sharing large video files over any Internet connection. Latakoo recently signed NBC Universal as a client. Adrian is an award-winning television investigative journalist with 18-years reporting experience. He founded latakoo after graduating with a master's from the Harvard Kennedy School.

The Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) is an interdisciplinary center in the UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering. The center fosters the growth of entrepreneurs and new technology-based ventures through education, experiences, resources and support.

The CITE Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is co-sponsored by the UTSA College of Business, College of Engineering, Office of the Vice President for Research and StarTech.

Registration is free for UTSA students, faculty and staff, as well as students and faculty from other institutions of higher education. The cost for the general public is $95 and can be paid by cash or check the day of the event.

To register, visit the CITE Entrepreneur website or call 210-458-5782.

 

 

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