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October 8, 2004 :: Upcoming Workshop May Be the ‘Final Answer’ for Young Entrepreneurs

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They may not be competing for a million dollars on a television game show, but perhaps some young Oklahoma entrepreneurs will soon come up with some million-dollar ideas that will contribute to the state’s economic success.

That’s the idea behind a one-day workshop scheduled for Oct. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center in Oklahoma City.

During this interactive workshop entitled “Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur?” top business professionals, entrepreneurs, service providers and investors will meet with college students and faculty and reveal critical information about the navigation of the technology commercialization process and how to build successful businesses in Oklahoma.

More than 50 students are expected to attend this workshop, which will focus on practical issues such as intellectual property protection, competitive strategy, writing a business plan and alternative ways to find capital.

The entrepreneurial workshop is an annual event sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the National Science Foundation and i2E.

The workshop is free to students, and the deadline to register is Oct. 15.

For more information, visit www.okepscor.org/events.htm or call Shelley Wear, special programs coordinator for Oklahoma EPSCoR, at 405.225.9287.