TechCelerator to offer seminars for aspiring entrepreneurs

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The TechCelerator@StateCollege is again offering a seminar for faculty and graduate students who are interested in starting a business. From 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 25, participants will have the opportunity to hear from successful entrepreneurs and business support professionals on how to turn intellectual property (IP) into a viable business concept. There is no charge, but seating is limited. Applications will be accepted until March 7.

The seminars will be held in Room 221 of the Technology Center, across from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. To register, to http://www.techceleratorstatecollege.org/application.

This seminar is co-sponsored by Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network, Penn State’s Small Business Development Center and the Penn State Office of Technology Management.

Topics covered in the course will include:

-- Penn State intellectual property

-- Market validation/market research

-- Risk tolerance

-- Introduction to business models

-- Funding options

For questions, contact Don McCandless at 814-865-2040 or DLM74@psu.edu.

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Last Updated February 27, 2014