New Mexico Tech is hosting its third annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Workshop this year on April 13 & 14. The two-day event costs $25 for students and includes a continental breakfast, two lunches, a barbecue dinner, a cocktail reception, and “all types of life changing events”, according to the website.
If you have an idea you would like to market, this is the place to learn. Even if you are not trying to start your own business, this two-day workshop “...will only add more tools to the belt” said Lillian Armijo, the Outreach Liaison for the new Office of Intellectual Commercialization.
“Presenters [for the workshop] are from Silicon Valley, New York City, Albuquerque, and Los Alamos. It’s a gathering of folks looking to invest in great products and folks wanting to sell their products.” said Armijo. “[Students] can come and get information from the people there, take part in the workshops and events, and watch the Wolves’ Den.”
The workshop lasts for two days and ends with the Wolves’ Den competition, where inventors and entrepreneurs from all around Socorro County will present their product ideas to a panel of potential investors. The top prize is $5000.
Prizes for the Wolves’ Den are sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation. “They’re always wanting to promote news ideas and to get involved in entrepreneurial programs.” said Armijo.
If you are interested in starting your own business or inventing, then this workshop can help you take what you have learned in school and make a living off of it. If you are interested in learning more, visit management.nmt.edu/invent.