News Release

Von Liebig Center Co-Hosts 'Invention to Venture' Workshop

San Diego, CA, November 7, 2004 -- The William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) organized and co-hosted a day-long workshop at UCSD on November 6 called Invention to Venture. The event was one in a series of workshops and conferences around the country  in technology entrepreneurship for students, faculty, regional entrepreneurs, business leaders as well as investors interested in cutting-edge technologies. 


Invention to Venture workshops are conducted at universities around the country and feature a nationally recognized curriculum delivered by regional speakers from the business community. For Invention to Venture at UCSD, speakers included former Proxima CEO Kenneth Olson, Jacobs School of Engineering professor Michael Heller, venture attorney Craig Andrews, Beyster Institute executive director Ray Smilor, the von Liebig Center's managing director Stephen Halpern, its academic director Paul Kedrosky, and others.  Attendees learned how to explore technology entrepreneurship fundamentals; discover how to turn an innovative product idea into a new technology venture; and network with the people who can help make their ideas a reality.

The conference took place at International House on the UCSD campus. All sessions were videotaped, and will soon be available for on-demand viewing as streaming video from this website.

For more information about Invention to Venture at UCSD, including the agenda and speaker bios, go to

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Doug Ramsey
Jacobs School of Engineering