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February 14, 2007 at 4:57 PM

Entrepreneur training, mentoring on tap

EntrepreneurWeek USA, a nationwide event geared largely at younger people aspiring to start businesses, will have a big presence locally. It seems like it will have plenty of interesting events for older entrepreneurs, as well.

A list of activities is available at the event’s Web site (you have to search by state to get the local listings). Here are a few that I pulled and some that were noted by the event’s publicists:

Feb. 27, 3:30 to 5 p.m.: “From invention to startup” seminar at the UW’s Mary Gates Hall, room 271. James Molocco of Klir Technologies and Sunny Gupta of iConclude will talk about how they’ve continually revised their original business plans to adapt to new conditions and opportunities. Free; no registration required.

Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m.: The secrets of the Early Stage Investment Forum seminar at Seattle University, Piggott room 104. A free “how to” session providing information and advice about applying to make a presentation to angel and venture investors at the forum taking place April 19.

March 1, 7:30 a.m. to noon: Essentials of angel financing for early-stage companies, Perkins Coie offices in Seattle. Angel investors, experienced entrepreneurs and lawyers address the how-to’s of angel funding for start-ups. The event costs $115, or $65 for members of the Northwest Entrepreneurs Network, where you can register online.

March 1 from 6-7:30 p.m.: Business plan competition resource night “What do investors look for? UW Campus, HUB 200. Speakers Rebecca Lovell from Alliance of Angels and Mike Crill from Atlas Acclerator will discuss how investors decide to invest in early-stage companies. Free.

March 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: The Entrepreneur Resource Fair at Edmonds Community College will offer training and resources for young entrepreneurs, plus information for starting businesses and running mature businesses.

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