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UTSA to host Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Saturday, Oct. 6

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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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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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