Cogswell Hosts Young Entrepreneurs Workshop November 20

Full-Tuition Undergrad Scholarships to be awarded to the Winning Team in Cogswell College’s first Entrepreneurship Launch Competition!

Cogswell College is set to announce the details of its first Entrepreneurship Launch Competition at its upcoming Entrepreneurs Workshop on Saturday, November 20. The College invites high school seniors to participate in this unique competition. The Entrepreneurship Launch Competition is the first of its kind in the country. Up to four members of the winning team will be offered full-tuition scholarships to Cogswell College.

The November 20 Entrepreneurs Workshop, from 11:00-3:00, showcases Cogswell’s entrepreneurship program. Participants have the chance to take part in market simulations, a product design exercise and a digital scavenger hunt. A panel of successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences as they embarked on their first start-up enterprises. All high School and community college students are invited to attend the workshop. Parents are also welcome. Lunch is provided to attendees as well as a chance to win prizes in our on-site raffle.

“At Cogswell, we are looking for students who truly desire to innovate and create their own opportunities. There’s no better way to recognize and reward these young entrepreneurs than to provide them access to a top entrepreneurship education and growth resources in Silicon Valley,” said Trish Costello, Cogswell Vice-President and Dean of Entrepreneurship Programs.

Cogswell launched its accredited undergraduate entrepreneurship program in September 2010, under the leadership of top entrepreneurship visionaries from organizations such as the The Kauffman Foundation, The Center for Venture Education and NFTE. Its unique, hands-on educational experience features business launch courses, internships in entrepreneurial companies, an incubation program and entrepreneurship forums. The program complements Cogswell’s traditional focus in all facets of digital media – game design, animation, audio – and its engineering programs.

WHAT: Entrepreneurs Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, November 20th

WHERE: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Dr. Sunnyvale, CA

TIME: 11 am to 3 pm

November 5, 2010