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Contact:
Michael B. Laffin
412-268-3486

For immediate release:
September 19, 2002

Carnegie Mellon Business School Offers Program on Commercializing Technology and Biotechnology

PROGRAM: The Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon's business school is offering a 10-week continuing education program on Commercializing Technology and Biotechnology. The purpose of the program is to teach entrepreneurs key elements of market entry and growth to successfully commercialize new technology-based products. The curriculum will include topics related to organizational and strategic planning, intellectual property, marketing, partnerships, sales, communications and funding. The mission of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship's continuing education program is to help entrepreneurs successfully start and grow a company in western Pennsylvania.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Entrepreneurs planning to start a company around a new technology-based idea or service; owners and presidents of emerging companies in the tech or bio-tech sector; researchers, engineers, technical professionals, biologists and health care professionals interested in commercializing tech-based products or ideas.

WHEN: Courses are held from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday evenings beginning Oct. 7 and ending Dec. 9.

WHERE: Carnegie Mellon's Whitfield Hall located at 143 North Craig Street in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh

COST: $695

REGISTER: To obtain more information or to register, please contact John DiRicco at 412-268-7758 or diricco@andrew.cmu.edu.

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