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Saturday, March 23 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
High Technology Entrepreneurship

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Many entrepreneurship courses do an excellent job of teaching students the mechanics of creating their own businesses and provide them with the basics to get started. Where courses fall short is in encouraging students to be innovative. The Integrated Science, Business and Technology department at La Salle University created an entrepreneurship course entitled Entrepreneurship and High Technology Business. The goal of this course is to assist students in creating technology-intensive businesses. Students select their own ideas; all concepts must involve making something new or significantly modifying something that currently exists. Technology must be included in the product idea, manufacturing, and/or sales and marketing. The strength of this course is that students do become innovative and inventive; some very creative ideas have been conceived. The weakness is that, sometimes, the students do not have the expertise to make their idea a reality.


Marsha Wender Timmerman

Assistant Professor Integrated Science Business and Technology, La Salle University
Marsha Wender Timmerman is a faculty member at La Salle University in their Integrated Science, Business and Technology (ISBT) Department. Ms. Timmerman teaches courses in biotechnology and entrepreneurship. Ms Timmerman help craft the ISBT at its inception and, now that the program is ten years old, she is helping to reevaluate the curriculum. Prior to joining La Salle, Ms. Timmerman had more than fourteen years experience with biotechnology... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 15

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