UCF Announces 4th Annual Invention to Venture Workshop
WHO: University of Central Florida and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)
WHAT: Discover what it takes to develop and grow a successful startup company from local entrepreneurs and experts who have done it, while learning how to access all of the UCF resources available to campus and community entrepreneurs developing innovative startup technology companies.
WHEN:November 17, 2006 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: University of Central Florida Main Campus: Fairwinds Alumni Center
PRICE: Workshop is $5 for students, $10 for Faculty, and $25 for all others. Secure payment available online. Cash or check payments can be made to the UCF Research Foundation on the day of the workshop.
DETAILS: Local entrepreneurs and business experts will discuss the key steps to developing successful technology startups. In addition, technology transfer experts will discuss the process for faculty and students interested in participating in start-up firms and commercializing research. Other topics that will be covered include:
- How to form a startup company or participate in launching a new technology startup company
- Comparison of tech vs. non-tech startups
- Goals and objectives of each facet of startup creation (business plans, marketing, team building)
- Understanding intellectual property and how to protect your idea or technology
- Connecting with the local business community
- Finding money to support your venture
Please register online at: www.inventiontoventure.org Online registration is required. Please contact Stacey Schmidt at (407) 882-2448 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the workshop.
NCIIA: Invention to Venture is a project of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), an alliance of nearly 200 colleges and universities across the U.S. The mission of The Alliance is to foster experiential invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship education in institutions of higher learning across the United States. The NCIIA offers its members access to grants, resources and networking opportunities to help them develop and institutionalize creative and entrepreneurial curricula. To learn more about the NCIIA and its programs, visit www.nciia.org. Contact: Humera Fasihuddin (413) 587-2172 or email@example.com.
UCF: The University of Central Florida is a public multi-campus, metropolitan research university, dedicated to serving its surrounding communities with their diverse and expanding populations, technological corridors, and international partners. Providing services that enhance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, and economic development of the metropolitan region are a key component of UCF’s mission. For more information visit www.ucf.edu.