'Boot Camp' to Get Business Plans in Shape

Researchers Invited to Learn Basics of Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Nov. 29, 2007

All UT Dallas students, faculty members, researchers and post-docs are invited to a commercialization and business enterprise “boot camp” sponsored by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The seminar will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7  in TI Auditorium at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science.

The seminar is designed to teach the essentials of technology-based entrepreneurship. Participants will hear lessons from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, UT Dallas faculty members, legal experts and licensing professionals.

Registration will be free for faculty and staff members, researchers and students in the UT System who visit the university's online store. Add the course to your Web shopping cart, then enter "IIE1207" as a promotional code on the next page.

Lecture topics and discussions on the schedule include:

  • An overview of technology commercialization.
  • Identifying and evaluating opportunities.
  • Protecting intellectual property.
  • The basics of business plans and business models.
  • An overview of startup funding.
  • What investors are looking for.

The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas is a collaborative initiative of the schools of Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Management, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Further information is available by calling the institute at (972) 883-5990.


Media contact: The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UT Dallas, (972) 883-5990.

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