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Skyhawk Venture Development Workshops open to the public


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MARTIN, Tenn. – The Skyhawk Venture Development Workshop Series, featuring speakers on a variety of business topics, is open to the public beginning Oct. 6. Workshops will be held at 6 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, in room 33 of the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Business Administration Building. There is no charge to attend.

This series is designed to assist students and community members who wish to start or purchase their own businesses. UT Martin alum William Donnell (‘96), owner and founder of design firm Sodium Halogen, will speak Oct. 6 on the purpose and strategy of starting a new business. Subsequent speakers will address topics such an intellectual property, due diligence, target markets, competitors and leadership skills.

A light meal will be provided each night. Interested parties should register to attend at

The series is sponsored by the UT Martin Tom Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise and the Gil Parker Chair of Excellence in Agriculture in partnership with the Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center and the Northwest Tennessee Angel Fund.

For more information contact Dr. Tommy Cates, UT Martin Tom Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise, at 731-881-7228 or by email at


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