Lamar University’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship will host a two-day “Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: Bootcamp For Innovators,” 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 1, and 8 a.m. to noon, Dec. 2, on the Eighth Floor of Gray Library.

Guest speakers will include Larry Lawson, Anthony George and Jack Gill. Astronaut and author Scott Parazynski who will speak on Dec. 1 followed by a banquet.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Scott Parazynski at our Bootcamp,” Melissa Calloway, outreach coordinator for CICE, said. “He is a medical doctor, NASA astronaut, founder of Fluidity, pilot, entrepreneur, bestselling author and climbed Mount Everest twice.

“We will also have serial entrepreneur presenters who will explain skill sets and tactics to be a successful entrepreneur in different fields, including healthcare, biotech, space exploration, education, genetics and more.”

Calloway said the fast-paced Bootcamp focuses on the dynamics of high-tech entrepreneurship. Similar models have been very popular at Harvard, MIT, Rice, Indiana University, Purdue, Stanford, the University of Texas and University College, London.

The two-day event is a partnership between the Colleges of Business and Engineering, and the Southeast Texas business community.

Registration is free at www.lamar.edu/cice.

Story by Ricky Adams, UP contributor

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