(Sept. 17, 2013) -- To help entrepreneurs kick-start their careers, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) will host its biannual Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, sponsored by Jackson Walker LLP, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Richard Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus.
This year’s keynote speakers are Pat Condon and Dirk Elmendorf, co-founders of Rackspace, the San Antonio-based IT hosting company that offers cloud computing infrastructure to hundreds of thousands of customers around the world. Started in 1998 with humble beginnings, today Rackspace has 4,800 employees worldwide and is a leader in the field in service and innovation. Condon and Elmendorf will share insights from their own journeys as entrepreneurs.
The boot camp will offer participants an intensive crash course on starting a business. Experts from companies such as YUMIX, Jackson Walker LLP, Prost Marketing and ITM Inc., as well as from the UTSA Libraries and the UTSA Small Business Development Center, will discuss fundamental entrepreneurship topics such as identifying an opportunity, prototypes and manufacturing a product, securing start-up funds, business planning, protecting your intellectual property and marketing your innovative idea.
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 starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event.
CITE is an interdisciplinary center of the UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering that fosters the growth of entrepreneurs and new technology-based ventures through education, experiences, resources and support.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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