Open house at Center for Business Support and Economic Innovation

October 31 2007

Indiana State University’s Center for Business Support and Economic Innovation (CBSEI) will host Entrepreneurial Day and an open house from 2 - 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the John T. Myers Technology Center, Room 105.

The open house will give the public, especially the Wabash Valley business community, a chance to learn more about the center and the Terre Haute Innovation Alliance program.

Jan Eglen, president and CEO of Digonex Technologies Inc., a software developing company that began in Terre Haute and has expanded to more than 25 employees and moved to Indianapolis, will be keynote speaker for the event. David Gard, deputy director for the Small Business and Entrepreneurship division of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC), will discuss state-wide small business development efforts and the 21st Century Research & Technology Fund.

CBSEI works with ISU faculty and staff from all areas of the university to assist new business ventures in preparing business plans and start-up activities. The Terre Haute Innovation Alliance, a partnership between ISU, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the City of Terre Haute, provides assistance to companies that are in the process of developing or expanding their products while engaging students and faculty in hands-on projects and creating jobs for the local economy.

Representatives of client companies DesAcc Inc., InfraWare Inc., and Handshake LLC will be available to talk about their projects and entrepreneurial experiences. More information about the center is available at www.indstate.edu/cbsei or by calling (812)237-2536.

Contact: Chris Pfaff, director, Center for Business Support and Economic Innovation, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2530 or cpfaff@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu

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