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UML Hosts Bootcamp for Tech Entrepreneurs


Workshop Examines Women in Technology

LOWELL ߞ; UMass Lowell will host the third annual Invention to Venture (I2V) conference which brings together experts on commercialization and business leaders and would-be entrepreneurs. This year’s conference will highlight technology entrepreneurship with a special focus on women in technology.

Mary Howard, director of NYDesigns U.S.A., will give the keynote address.  Other speakers include Dr. Abigail Barrow, founder and director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, and Dr. Valerie Kijewski, associate professor of Marketing at UMass Lowell and director of the Intellectual Property Commercialization Lab. Business leaders and venture capitalists will be on hand for information and networking; participating organizations include StratBridge, Pragmatech, Xceed and the Merrimack Valley Venture Forum.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the MIL conference room, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk Street, Lowell.  Fees and registration information is available on the website at

The event is sponsored by Nutter McClennen and Fish, LLP. Invention to Venture is a program of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance with sponsorship from The Lemelson Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation
UMass Lowell, a comprehensive university with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, five-year combined bachelor’s to master’s programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education.

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