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Have an Idea for a Tech Business? Head Back to Campus and Attend a Free Pitch Bootcamp

This free event is an ideal opportunity for those with an entrepreneurial spirit to get together with experienced founders to share their ideas and develop their pitch as well as to find potential cofounders

PRLog - Oct. 5, 2011 - Coming up with an idea for a cool new tech company is one thing. Getting investors to believe in your idea enough to give you money toward it is another thing entirely. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and The Founder Institute will partner to host  a "Pitch Bootcamp" to help potential entrepreneurs articulate startup business ideas.  

The free educational and networking event is set for 2:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2011 and it will take place at Harrisburg University, which is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg, PA.  Registration begins at 2:30, speakers start at 3 p.m.,  and the event concludes with a networking reception from 6 to 7 p.m.

"This event is an ideal opportunity for those with an entrepreneurial spirit to get together with experienced founders to share their ideas and develop their pitch as well as to find potential cofounders," says Dr. Edgar Harrell, entrepreneur in residence at Harrisburg University and managing partner of Harrell Capital Partners, LLC. "In just four hours we'll help you refine your idea, improve your pitch, meet mentors and other entrepreneurs and find a co-founder."

This hands-on, intensive workshop will feature presentations on startup ideation, public pitch practice, and speed pitching to peers. A networking reception and refreshments will be provided, too. During the October 19th,  event, eight technology-venture founders will be invited to share their ideas and get feedback on their pitches to investors. Since one of the University's goals is to develop a regional gaming cluster, event organizers are making a special effort to invite people with ideas focused on virtual gaming.

Space is extremely limited so register today at http://www.harrisburgu.edu/news/event-registration.php or via email to CONNECT@HarrisburgU.edu

The Founder Institute is a San Francisco  start-up accelerator and entrepreneur training program focused on grooming entrepreneurs into CEOs. It is a global network of startups and mentors that helps entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies.

As the only STEM-focused university between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, HU offers graduate and undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship. Talented students come from Mid-Atlantic region and beyond to learn from professors steeped in real-world experience and from high-level technology entrepreneurs who share their expertise as mentors, advisors, and guest lecturers.

The University's location in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University. http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php

Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.

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Established in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution.

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