Spring 2013 Entrepreneur’s Workshop opens for registration

Entrepreneneur's Workshop sponsor logosThe Austin Technology Incubator, the Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter and the Central Texas Angel Network have assembled a team of some of Austin’s most experienced entrepreneurs to present a nine-week Entrepreneur’s Workshop that will cover the basics of starting and growing a successful business.

The workshop will take place on Thursday evenings from April 4 through May 30.

The Workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new venture or are currently working to expand their existing start-up. The Workshop will meet weekly over a nine-week period and will be conducted in a classroom environment. Each weekly session will be taught by experts in their respective fields, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private investors, CEOs, and legal, accounting and marketing professionals. Speakers will include Rice Professor Al Napier; Rob Adams, an entrepreneur and lecturer at UT’s McCombs school; Jamie Rhodes, chairman of the Central Texas Angel Network; and Blair Garrou, a venture capitalist with DFJ Mercury Partners.

At the end of the program, participants will make a quick pitch of their business plan to an audience of potential investors, partners and mentors at the Elevator Pitch session followed by a reception. The pitches will be judged by the audience members and the presenter whose pitch scores highest will be invited to make a five minute presentation to the Central Texas Angel Network.

This will be our ninth workshop. Four companies formed by entrepreneurs who attended past workshops have received venture capital or angel funding. These are some representative comments from past attendees:

“I cannot think of another workshop where I can say I learned from the first day I walked in to the last day I walked out.”

“I’m sure each of us feels a special affection for the outstanding educational information we were exposed to….. This was a class act endeavor from start to finish. “

Check http://austinricealliance.org/rice/2013/01/20/entrepreneurship-workshop0413/ for more details.

Entrepreneur’s Workshop Spring 2013

Where: JPW Building (formerly the MCC Building), 3925 West Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78759
Time: Thursdays 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Price: $200 – includes all sessions and materials

Registration is limited to the first 35 participants! Sign up now. This event has always sold out.

Session Dates:

April 4 – Entrepreneurship basics with CEO panel on lessons learned
April 11 – Business plan construction
April 18 – Market identification and competitive position
April 25 – Building a successful team
May 2 – Legal issues including organization, IP and corporate governance May 9 – Funding sources: VCs, Angels and grants
May 16 – Communicating to investors and strategic partners
May 23 – Elevator pitch practice and critique session
May 30 – Elevator pitch competition and reception

Click Here to Register

Questions? Please email alliance@austinricealliance.org

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