Fargo, N.D. — The second annual Innovation Week is scheduled for Jan. 24 to 28 at Richard H. Barry Hall. The event strives to cultivate and inspire entrepreneurship among students through presentations and interactive events. This year, Innovation Week will include seven breakout sessions, a keynote presentation, a reception with President Dean L. Bresciani and an expo featuring new technology. The breakout sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 27, in Barry Hall conference rooms. Topics range from social media to angel investors.
"Innovation Week is a great opportunity for students to learn more about entrepreneurship," said Brenda Wyland, associate director for the NDSU Research & Technology Park. "The breakout sessions are one of the platforms used to educate students on a variety of topics related to new venture start-ups."
A reception with President Dean L. Bresciani will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Barry Hall Atrium. John Meyer and Scott Meyer of 9 Clouds will present the keynote presentation, "Entrepreneur: Y B 1," at 5:45 p.m. in the Barry Hall AgCountry Auditorium.
According to their website, 9 Clouds helps businesses understand and use online technology through education, speaking, consultancy, monitoring and engagement. Their presentation will showcase and teach the power and potential of online technology through humor, practical examples and brotherly banter.
The technology expo will be held in the Barry Hall Atrium Jan. 25–27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibitors include: NDSU College of Engineering, Red River Valley Research Corridor, Ergologistics, IdeaOne, Aldevron, NDSU Tech Transfer, Avenue Right and OnSharp.
Innovation Week is co-sponsored by the NDSU Research & Technology Park, NDSU Technology Incubator and the College of Business to increase awareness of entrepreneurship, encourage students to consider entrepreneurship as a career, educate students on resources available for entrepreneurs and connect students with current entrepreneurs and business communities. All students and faculty are encouraged to participate in this free event.
For more information and details, visit www.ndsuresearchpark.com/about/Pages/events.aspx