Annual Invention 2 Venture workshop set for Nov. 13

The 2010 Penn State Invention 2 Venture: A Workshop on Technology Entrepreneurship conference will take place from 8:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center on Penn State's University Park campus.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m.

The workshop is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and community members. Presentations will focus on technology entrepreneurship, opportunity assessment, venture capital, marketing, intellectual property, business plans and related topics.

Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises and author of "Out of Poverty," will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Rajeev Sharma, founder and CEO of VideoMining; Paul Maina, director of Children and Youth Empowerment Center, Kenya and microfinance consultant; and David Adewumi, founder of innoblue and Heekya.

The cost of the conference is $10 for students, $30 for faculty, staff and alumni and $50 for business community and others. The fee includes a participant guide, breakfast and lunch.

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Last Updated November 12, 2010