New Phoenix incubator offers several free Business Seminars

Phoenix, Ariz. — The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) at GateWay Community College in Phoenix is kicking off its business seminar and workshop schedule with several interesting program tracks.

CEI is a comprehensive business incubator focused on further developing small businesses in the areas of bio/life-science, clean technology, software and technology services. As part of the facility’s overall program, CEI provides business develop seminars on a broad base of topics critical to entrepreneurial success. These seminars, include topics such as bioscience manufacturing, patent law, and website analytics.

Beginning on May 23, CEI will also host a Free Lunch & Learn series with the Arizona Small Business Development Centers’ (SBDC). These two-hour techEDge workshops are part of an intensive, technology focused entrepreneurship program intended for science or technology based startups that are in the concept phase, early stage or growth mode. The first workshop, Team Building for a Technology Venture, is scheduled for May 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

In addition, on a bi-weekly basis, CEI will also host a Thursday seminar series. On May 31,11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Identifying and Protecting Your Intellectual Property workshop will be presented by Ron Kisicki, a patent attorney with over 20 years of experience. This workshop will present an overview of the various aspects of intellectual property law and help entrepreneurs learn how to protect their assets.

CEI partners with individuals in the community and other organizations, like SBDC, to lend expertise to entrepreneurs, small business owners and start-ups to aid in business development for the region. Workshops will be held at CEI, which is adjacent to GateWay Community College at GateWay Drive/38th Street in Phoenix.

All workshops are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To make a reservation, contact Monique Jones at (602) 286-8955 or

Future Programs at CEI

May 30          Tax Credit Programs

May 31          Identifying and Protecting Your Intellectual Property

June 6            Sales for the Technology Venture

June 13          Intellectual Property: Strategic Patent Management

June 20          Funding for your Venture

June 27          Legal Issues for Emerging Entrepreneurs

For a list of all programming at CEI, visit




Tuesday, May 15, 2012

About CEI
The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation is a community-based facility at GateWay Community College located in the heart of Discovery Triangle. With funding from the US Economic Development Agency, City of Phoenix and Maricopa Community College District, CEI provides targeted business services and proactive business support to create a systematic link between technology development, compelling markets and opportunities; entrepreneurial and managerial talent development; early stage capital sourcing; and education and training, interns, coaching and business counseling. For more about CEI, visit

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