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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Media Advisory
Annual Workshop Features Resources for Southern Arizona Entrepreneurs

IdeaFunding 2009 – November 5 at the Tucson Marriott University Park

Once you’re ready to launch your venture, where do you turn for funding? Is debt, equity, or government funding the best option for your project? How do you take that next step?
IdeaFunding is an annual one-day workshop for entrepreneurship designed for individuals interested in bringing a new product or service to market, early stage companies, and individuals within established firms exploring entrepreneurial new directions. 

The 2009 event will be devoted to one of the most important phases of the venture start up process: funding. Speakers and panelists with exceptional knowledge and understanding will explore and illuminate practical funding sources and what you need to know to be successful, whether that means a microloan or venture capital.

The event will also feature the announcement and presentation of the Thomas R. Brown Entrepreneurship Award, and will conclude with an address by Susan Preston (managing partner, CalCEF: Clean Energy Angel Fund), The University of Arizona 2009 Anheuser-Busch Angel-in-Residence.

For more information about IdeaFunding, please visit Registration the morning of the event is $100.

Marriott University Park, 880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, Ariz.

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

IdeaFunding is presented by IdeaXchange. IdeaXchange is a partnership of Arizona Center for Innovation, Desert Angels, Hecker & Muehlebach, PLLC., Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. The University of Arizona Office of Technology Transfer and McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, Pima Community College Small Business Development Center, and Southern Arizona Tech Council.

IdeaFunding sponsors include CyraCom, Wells Fargo, Raytheon, Arizona Department of Commerce, Solstice Capital, Arizona Center for Innovation, Hayes Soloway, P.C., Hecker & Muehlebach, PLLC., Nguyen & Tarbet Intellectual Property Law, Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc., The University of Arizona Office of Technology Transfer, and Southern Arizona Tech Council.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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