Hi-Tech Start-Up Course

A course for entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers, especially those in engineering and technology, called "From Lab to IPO: A Hi-Tech Start-Up" will be offered this fall at George Washington University's Virginia campus. The course will cover practical and legal issues in turning an idea into a successful hi-tech or biotech company.

The course is open to anyone, including those not enrolled at the university. It will be taught by Tony Stanco, founding director of the Washington-based Center of Open Source and Government. He is also an associate director of the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute at the university and an adjunct professor.

For more information, visit www.gwvirginia.gwu.edu.

Beginning a Business

The Loudoun County Small Business Development Center will hold a "Start Your Business" session from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd. NW, Leesburg. Free, but registration required. 703-430-7222 or e-mail sbdc@loudounsbdc.org.

Breakfast for Networking

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce holds a breakfast networking event sponsored by DLB Enviro Systems from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn. Those attending can participate in a roundtable game that showcases each business. $15 in advance for members, $18 for members at the door, $20 for nonmembers A full buffet breakfast is included in the cost. Register online at www.loudounchamber.org or call 703-777-2176, Ext 25.

After the breakfast, a free membership workshop on "Effective Networking at a Chamber Event" will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

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