2005 Technology Entrepreneurship Workshop

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The Technology Entrepreneurship Workshop is the premier 2-day entrepreneurship course in Texas. In its fourth year, it discusses all the steps needed to successfully launch a technology company. The course has sold out every year.

The instructors for this year's course are a prestigious group of individuals. They include successful venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and leading academics.

This Workshop provides an opportunity to learn about every aspect of entrepreneurship over two days...from assessing the market for a new technology to raising funding...and to talk firsthand with individuals who have successfully launched and funded start-up companies.

Thursday, October 13 (8:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

Module 1: Market Analysis
"Is there a market for it?"

Module 2: Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Issues
"Don't give up the farm"

Module 3: Launching & Structuring the Company
"Getting it off the ground and keeping it there"

Module 4: Communicating a New Technology Story
"Explain it in 2 minutes or less"

Networking Reception: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday, October 14 (8:00 AM - 5:00) PM

Module 5: Mgmt Team Composition/Corporate Structure & Governance
"The organization chart"

Module 6: Lessons from the Front Lines
"10 Land Mines to Avoid."

Module 7: Financing a New Technology Business
"We'll show you the money."

Attendance in this course will be limited to maximize the class interaction and educational experience. Early registration is advised as space is limited and the program will quickly reach capacity. Online registration will close when the class is full. All registrants must provide a deposit to reserve a spot.

No Charge ($100 deposit required)*: Current Rice full-time faculty, staff or students

$150, plus $100 Deposit*
- Rice Alliance Members
- Full-time members of an academic institution

$250, plus $100 Deposit*
- Members of the general public

* The $100 deposit which will be refunded after successfully attending both days.

• No refunds will be granted for cancellations after October 7, 2005 or for no shows.
• Deposits will be refunded after the second class day.

Organizer Mary Sommers Pyne


Thu, Oct. 13 - Fri, Oct. 14, 2005
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central


Jones Graduate School of Business - Rice University, Shell Auditorium/212
610 Main Street
Houston, Texas