The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is holding three unique programs to be held for the first time at the DuPree College of Management at Georgia Tech.

On Nov. 15, 2003, the Run It By The Pros workshop, co-sponsored by DuPree, will allow entrepreneurs to present their business plans to a panel of Atlanta’s most respected investors and business experts. On Nov. 20, an interactive Case Study will look at the market-readiness of RFID co-sponsored by AeA, the nation’s largest high-tech trade association; a Meet & Greet luncheon reception with the RFID keynote speaker and expert panelists will precede the Case Study.

Attendees of the Run It By The Pros interactive workshop have the opportunity to watch the behind-the-scenes dialog as entrepreneurs present their business plans and receive objective, candid feedback from top venture capitalists and entrepreneurial experts. Panelists include Bill Lyman, general partner at Alliance Technology Ventures; Kathy Harris, senior vice president of Noro-Moseley Partners; and Pat Dickson, professor of entrepreneurship at DuPree.

Run It By The Pros is a members-only event, and is often a catalyst for new members to join the MIT Enterprise Forum. Online pre-registration is required. Admission is $20. Light breakfast is served at 8:30 AM and the program begins at 9 AM.

On Nov. 20, attendees can discover how RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) may become the next multi-billion dollar market opportunity. The MIT Enterprise Forum and AeA have assembled thought leaders from Delta Air Lines, Georgia Tech, and MIT to examine the business plan of RFCode Inc., the company chosen for the Case Study.

The keynote speaker is Professor Sanjay Sarma, who heads MIT’s Auto-ID Center, which has successfully evolved RFID into a commercially viable and affordable standard. Sarma will kick off a discussion focused on what may be considered as one of the most important advancements in inventory and supply chain management. The event will be moderated by Gisele Bennett, director of the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC) at Georgia Tech.

Also on Nov. 20, a Meet & Greet luncheon reception will be held in honor of the RFID panelists. The complimentary reception is open to the first ten members to secure their reservation, with a preference given to first time attendees.

The RFID events will begin with a light dinner at 5:30 PM, followed by the program at 7 PM. Online, pre-registration is $20 for members; $30 for non-members; $10 for students. Those registering on-site will be charged $35.

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