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 www.ideafunding.org. 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 #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 #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
For additional information, please contact us.