CITE Hosts Inaugural Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
—March 26, 2007
for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE), a joint initiative of the College of Business and the College
of Engineering at UTSA, hosted its inaugural boot camp on Friday, March 23, 2007.
Former Osteobiologics President and CEO Fred Dinger headlined a list of distinguished speakers and panelists.
Other participants included College of Business Advisory Council member David Spencer, president of Mandelbrot
Ventures, Inc.; Janet Campbell, CEO of Seno Medical; Jay Campion, co-founder and managing
director of Access Venture Partners; Joseph Picken, executive director of The University of Dallas Institute
for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; James Poage, president and CEO of the San Antonio Technology Accelerator
Initiative (SATAI); and Cory Hallam, director of CITE.
The day-long event featured presentations on fundamental entrepreneurship topics including opportunity identification,
business plan basics, intellectual property and the UT system, intro to business law and funding a technology start-up.
According to Campbell, "Events such as these are important to UTSA and the San Antonio community because it gives
people who are trying to find information on entrepreneurship a forum in which to find necessary resources. You also get
to hear real life stories of entrepreneurs." Echoing her comments, Campion stated, "This forum allows entrepreneurs
a chance to meet venture capitalists and to see what it takes to take an idea to market."
The UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship focuses on fostering the growth of entrepreneurs in both
faculty and students through a process of education, experiences, resources and support. "If you've got an idea that
is remotely of interest, go see Corey Hallamâ€”he'll either set you straight, or he'll give it legs," said Spencer. Cory
Hallam can be reached at 458-6595.