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Workshop Series for Entrepreneurs Begins Soon

WHEELING, WV, Jan. 30, 2012 -- The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) at Wheeling Jesuit University announces its 2012 Technology Entrepreneur Workshop Series designed to introduce small business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and technology professionals to many of the skills needed to successfully create and manage a tech business or organization.

The series kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 7 with Transitioning Intellectual Property to Product. The workshop will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) on Wheeling Jesuit’s campus, 316 Washington Ave.

Conducting the workshop will be Jim Holt, vice president for institutional advancement at WJU. Prior to joining the University, Holt was a strategic business consultant with clients that include Goodyear, P&G, Notice, Binary Tree, Vocollect and DATATRACK. From 2000–2005, he was president of Acero, Inc., a Cleveland and Palo Alto, Calif., software pioneer for research in biochemistry.

The second workshop in the series, Introduction to Linux Operating System, will be held from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the NTTC. Presenter Denis Santxez is an accomplished software engineer whose resume includes the development of high performance computing software, mobile device applications and 3D simulations and robotics.

To RSVP for these events or for more information about the series and/or the IEC, contact director Ryan Wall at 304-243-4399 or via email at

Upcoming IEC workshops with dates to be announced include: New Venture Creation and Financing; Research Grant Funding Opportunities; Project Management; Managing Money for Small Businesses; and Global Business for Small-to-Medium Sized Enterprises.

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) was created with seed funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to support technology-based start-up and early-stage companies. In partnership with TechConnectWV, the IEC delivers a range of business training, mentoring and incubation programs designed to help local entrepreneurs and innovators -- engineers, scientists, researchers, and technology developers -- transition ideas and concepts to commercial products and ventures.



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