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October 13, 2005 :: Students Challenged to Build High-Tech Companies in Oklahoma

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University students and future high-tech entrepreneurs will meet with top business professionals, entrepreneurs, service providers and investors during an interactive educational workshop Nov. 4 titled “Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur?” The workshop will be held at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center in Oklahoma City from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 50 university students are expected to attend this workshop designed to challenge them to create new high-tech companies in Oklahoma. Students will learn critical information about the passion, skills and planning required to take an idea and develop it into a fundable plan.

Participants will also have an opportunity to enter the Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition scheduled for November.

“Who Want to Be an Entrepreneur?” is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the National Science Foundation and i2E, Inc.

The workshop is free to students, and the deadline to register is Oct. 28.

Agenda, registration and further information are available by visiting www.okepscor.org/events.htm or by calling Shelley Wear, special programs coordinator in the EPSCoR office, at 405.225.9287.