Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship

Transforming IT ideas into ventures

Laboratory for I.T. Entrepreneurship
Ngyuen Engineering Building

Seminars and Workshops

The laboratory organizes periodic public seminars and workshops on topics of interest to its mission. The goal is to educate bright potential IT entrepreneurs by providing them with the information, tools, and resources needed to enhance their entrepreneurial skills and succeed in the creation of innovative ventures.

Our seminars and workshops provide valuable opportunities to connect with entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneurs in specific industries or sectors. This will empower participants to expand their professional network by building key relationships with experts in the areas of interest.

LITE Seminar
November 22 LITE Seminar “Innovation During Large-Scale Natural Disasters”

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to propose seminars and workshops on topics of interest, consistent with the mission of the laboratory. The laboratory evaluates the requests to determine if there might be enough interest around the proposed topics. For more information about how to propose a topic for a seminar or workshop, please contact us.

Upcoming Seminars

Leading a Growing Enterprise: A Fresh Perspective on Entrepreneurship

Speaker(s):   David Perkins, Hyperspatial
When:   Friday, March 18, 2016, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where:   Enterprise Hall, Room 278, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Prototyping your Product

Speaker(s):   Jeff Fissel, KZO Innovations
When:   Friday, April 22, 2016, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where:   Enterprise Hall, Room 278, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Past Seminars and Workshops

Protecting your Intellectual Property

Speaker(s):   Hina Mehta, Office of Technology Transfer
When:   Friday, March 4, 2016, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where:   Enterprise Hall, Room 278, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Marketing your Business Idea

Speaker(s):   Suresh Shenoy, Alyx Technologies
When:   Friday, February 26, 2016, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where:   Robinson Hall, Room B111, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Defining and Pitching your Business Idea

Speaker(s):   Skip West, MAXSA Innovations
When:   Friday, February 19, 2016, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where:   Enterprise Hall, Room 278, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Leading a Growing Enterprise

Speaker(s):   Brian Greenwald, IT Entrepreneur and Former President, Premium Rx National LLC
When:   Tuesday, April 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
pizza Pizza sponsored by the GMU Inventors Club
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

How to Market Your Business Idea

Speaker(s):   Jeff Fissel, KZO Innovations
When:   Tuesday, February 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

From Ideas to Ventures

Speaker(s):   Suresh Shenoy, IMC, Inc.
When:   Tuesday, December 2, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
pizza Pizza sponsored by the GMU Inventors Club
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer    Download slides

How to Protect your Intellectual Property

Speaker(s):   Veronica Kayne, Office of Technology Transfer
When:   Tuesday, November 4, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

How to Define and Pitch Your Business Idea

Speaker(s):   Skip West, MAXSA Innovations
When:   Tuesday, October 7, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Starting a New Venture

Speaker(s):   Massimiliano Albanese, Mihai Boicu, and Vittoria Aiello, LITE
When:   Tuesday, September 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Unlocking the Energy: Fueling Processes and Vehicles from Local Biomass and the Role of IT

Speaker(s):   Jason Force, Founder, E-Mow Technologies
When:   Tuesday, April 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm pizza Pizza will be served
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

NCIIA Proposal Preparation Workshop

When:   Tuesday, April 1, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer    Download slides

Decision Making in IT Ventures

Speaker(s):   Vittoria Aiello, MBA, IT 496 Instructor
When:   Tuesday, March 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm pizza Pizza will be served
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer    Download slides

What Outreach Mechanisms Does Your Business Need?

Speaker(s):   Alianna J. Maren, PhD, Founder of Mourning Dove Press
When:   Tuesday, February 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm pizza Pizza will be served
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Innovation During Large-Scale Natural Disasters

Speaker(s):   Desiree Matel-Anderson & Steven Birnbaum
When:   Friday, November 22, 2013, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 2901, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

How to Transform an Idea into a Successful Business

Speaker(s):   Skip West,MAXSA Innovations
When:   Friday, October 18, 2013, 11am - 12pm
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer

Protecting your Intellectual Property

Speaker(s):   Veronica Kayne, Director, Office of Technology Transfer
When:   Friday, September 20, 2013, 11am - 12pm
Where:   Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus
Details:   Download event flyer