PRLog - Sep. 20, 2012 - RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- TriTech’s “The Power of Innovation” will offer residents of the Inland Empire and its business community an opportunity to learn about the investor funding process, participate in creative presentations on innovation, funding and entrepreneurship, and connect with entrepreneurs and other financial professionals from companies across Southern California.
TriTech’s goal is for the public to witness firsthand entrepreneurs’
John Tillquist, vice chancellor of economic development at Riverside Community College District, commented, “With a variety of entertaining events from businesses pitching for investors' interest, to audience participation, the TriTech SBDC will be the place to be during the Long Night.”
The Power of Innovation is an interactive and dynamic event that will showcase innovation in the Inland Empire. The event will feature several dynamic, educational and entertaining presentations on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship and will be highlighted by a Fast Pitch Competition where 10 entrepreneurs give 60-second pitches to a panel of investors. TriTech’s Power of Innovation will culminate with the Piranha Pool where three entrepreneurs vying for a chance to win the grand prize present their deals to a panel of investors.
Mark Mitchell, director of TriTech SBDC, commented, “This event will highlight the Inland Empire’s next generation of entrepreneurs and the support that TriTech is giving to keep them competitive and ahead of the learning curve. Great events like the Long Night show that the city of Riverside is a very entrepreneurial city and an innovation hub in Inland Southern California.”
The event is free to attend and seating is limited. To reserve a seat and register, visit http://ieinnovation.eventbrite.com or contact Marquise Jackson at marquise.jackson@
About Riverside’s Long Night of Art and Innovation
The showcase of the best of Riverside’s innovation and creativity in the arts and sciences will take place in Downtown Riverside on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 6 p.m. until midnight. The Long Night of Arts & Innovation will brand Riverside as a powerhouse City of Arts & Innovation by building pride in the City’s accomplishments in the arts and sciences and bringing under one signature umbrella event the City’s arts, education, scientific, and civic communities.
About TriTech SBDC
TriTech is a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (www.tritechsbdc.com)
TriTech Small Business Development Center
Marquise Jackson, 951-571-6480