University of St. Thomas to host Invention to Venture conference Oct. 6
The University of St. Thomas School of Engineering will host "Invention to Venture," a daylong workshop that explores technology entrepreneurship, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Room 304, Murray-Herrick Campus Center, on the university’s St. Paul campus.
"Invention to Venture" is part of a national effort to tap the entrepreneurial ambitions of students and faculty on college campuses in the United States. Participants discover how to turn an idea into a new-product venture, and how to connect with local people and programs to help them turn their ideas into reality. Participants will learn technology entrepreneurship basics, build their networks and develop plans to move their ideas forward.
Workshop sessions and presenters include:
"Invention to Venture" also is co-hosted by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, a network of nearly 200 U.S. colleges and universities that fosters experiential invention, innovation and entrepreneurship education; and Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Concordia College, Hamline University and North Dakota State University.
"Invention to Venture" is designed for science and technology students and faculty, members of the business community and interested entrepreneurs.
Registration fees range from $10 for undergraduate students to $50 for business people. Fees include lunch, refreshments and conference materials. Scholarships are available. Register online at http://www.invention2venture.org/twincities.
For more information about "Invention to Venture," call Jan Becker of the St. Thomas School of Engineering, (651) 962-5755.