THE one-day event for Oklahoma entrepreneurs-in-waiting, academia, community mentors, and high-growth technology companies.
So, you want to be an entrepreneur. Perhaps you teach entrepreneurship or mentor young entrepreneurs. Or you want to hear from those who are already well down the entrepreneurial path. Welcome to the 2011 Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur? Workshop!
Now in its 9th year, this free annual event has expanded to include three separate sessions. The Learn it! Session is designed for college students, young entrepreneurs and faculty who want to gain a better understanding of the critical steps involved in starting a business. The Teach it! Session is a faculty member workshop offering techniques to teaching entrepreneurship. The Live it! Session is a technology showcase for business, community and investment leaders.
Session I 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Upstairs Ball Room
Learn It – Entrepreneurship A to Z will walk college level students and young entrepreneurs through their first steps down the entrepreneurs’ path. Let’s say you’ve got an idea for a business and the enthusiasm to make it a reality. Before jumping into the deep end of the entrepreneurial pool, ask yourself some key questions. Can you make sense of the numbers, and determine realistic projections for your business for the next five years? And most importantly, when you need capital for your startup, are you ready to deliver a compelling 20-minute investor presentation that results in money? Limited to 250 attendees. To register for this session, click here, (please scroll to the bottom of the linked page to locate the registration link)
Session II 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Upstairs Joyner Room
Teach It – Classroom Insights will provide techniques, advice and content for teachers and community mentors to use as they incorporate entrepreneurship in the classroom. One of the nation’s leading entrepreneurship professors, Rob Wiltbank, will deliver the curriculum, drawing on years of experience in both entrepreneurial academics and angel and venture investment. Limited to 50 faculty members. For more information, please contact Sarah Seagraves at sseagraves@i2E.org.
Session III 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Downstairs Theater Room
Live It – The Technology Showcase will put 10 Oklahoma high growth companies front and center before an audience of business, community and investment leaders. Entrepreneurs will “pitch” their businesses to a panel of angel investors in a fast-paced event. The top three Showcase pitches will be presented again in front of the entire Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur? audience at the reception, with $10,000 in cash prizes being awarded. Limited to 90 business, community and investment leaders. For more information, contact Steven Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur? participants will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Oklahoma community and business leaders during the networking luncheon and reception that will add valuable contacts to any resource list.
Don’t miss this opportunity to Learn it, Teach it and Live it at the 2011 Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur? workshop.
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