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Explore entrepreneurship essentials at upcoming UTSA boot camp

Explore entrepreneurship essentials at upcoming UTSA boot camp

MARCH 2, 2022 — The UTSA Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) program will host its biannual Entrepreneurship Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the National Security Collaboration Center’s fifth floor conference room (NPB 5.140) on the UTSA Main Campus.

The daylong boot camp will offer participants an intensive course on launching a business. Throughout the day, local and regional experts will discuss essential entrepreneurship topics and the resources available at UTSA and across San Antonio. In addition, a panel of entrepreneurs and investors will discuss their own experiences launching start-ups and commercializing business ventures.

Key topics and speakers include:

  • Women Entrepreneurs in San Antonio: Janie Gonzalez, founder and CEO of Webhead and Quantum Realm Computing

  • African American Entrepreneurship in San Antonio: Eric Adolphe, long-time entrepreneur and CEO of Forward Edge-AI

  • Assembling a Winning Business Plan: Sebastian Garzon, executive director of Alamo Angels

  • Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship in San Antonio: David Spencer, president and CEO of Prytime Medical Devices Inc.

  • Startup Funding and Early Stage Investment: Gordon Daugherty, best-selling author and co-founder/chairman of Capital Factory

Registration for the boot camp is free and open to the UTSA community and the general public. The event will also be livestreamed on SIE’s Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

The UTSA Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship program is a cross-disciplinary effort linking innovation to commercialization. Bolstered by its position as a Blackstone Launchpad partner, SIE provides space—both physical and mental—to foster innovation and entrepreneurship among all UTSA students, faculty and the San Antonio community through education, real-world experiences, resources and support to create new technology-based ventures, serving as a catalyst for progress in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Learn more and register for the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

As part of the UTSA Career-Engaged Learning academic support division, the experiential learning opportunities offered to students through the SIE program help advance the university’s classroom to career initiative.

In addition to hosting the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp twice a year, SIE hosts the Big Rowdy Idea business plan competition during the fall semester and the $100K Student Technology Venture Competition during the spring semester.

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