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June 2004

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ASEE Annual Conference

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Engineering Education | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations


After the first business plan competition, in May 2003, San José State University (SJSU) faculty and community entrepreneurs serving on the university’s Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship (SVCE) concluded that the process should be spread over an academic year. Hence, the New Venture Fair (NVF) was born, which was held Dec. 16, 2003. The feedback from all sources has been very positive regarding the NVF. A significant NVF exhibit was the Hewlett Packard Mobile Computing Grant (HPMCG). All teams completed projects that were impressive to most observers from the university and greater community but additional lessons were learned that will be important to subsequent comparable projects, as well as next year’s NVF.


© 2004 American Society for Engineering Education. This article originally appeared in the proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference, and can also be found online at this link.
Conference SessionEntrepreneurship Poster SessionPaper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.