DSC forum to focus on growing online companies

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College of Utah’s computer and technology program and the Community Education Channel continues their newly established Technology and Entrepreneurship series this Wednesday, March 28, featuring a presentation on growing online companies by Adam Ellis, owner and president of Instaproofs, Inc. The forum will be held at 12 p.m., in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the DSC Udvar-Hazy Business Building and it is free and open to the public to attend. In addition, the forum will be available through live stream – accessible on mobile devices and desktop – at http://www.dixie.edu/live.

A 2003 graduate of Dixie State with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology, Ellis has developed many of his own websites and in the past eight years, has worked with over 30 different offshore outsourcing companies to develop more than 50 different projects of various scopes and sizes. In addition, Ellis has been involved with growing the Instaproof, Inc., from a simple idea into a globally recognized provider of online shopping carts for thousands of professional photographers.

“My entrepreneurial experiences have taught me some important lessons for building and running a successful online business,” Ellis said. “I will be sharing those lessons and experiences with everyone at my lecture.”

According to DSC CIT Professor Eric Pedersen, the new series will introduce students and the public to a wide array of presenters who are successful entrepreneurs, developers, programmers, and designers who are coming to share what they feel is most relevant and important based on their experience. He noted that the series is a great opportunity for anyone interested in tech entrepreneurship and development to learn from those who have been successful and who are willing to share their insights, experiences, and perspectives.

“One of the things that is really interesting in the delivery of the Technology and Entrepreneurship Events is that these events will be streamed live to mobile devices as well as be available to desktop computers and in person,” Pedersen said. “We are excited about the technical capability to deliver top quality events that are streamed live, available on demand after the event, as well as be a part of the in person experience.”

The new DSC Technology and Entrepreneurship Series will become a bi-monthly event held on Wednesdays during Dixie State’s 2012 spring semester. For further information on DSC’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Event Series, please contact DSC CIT professor Eric Pedersen at 435-652-7977 or at pedersen@dixie.edu.

The remainder of the Spring DSC Technology and Entrepreneurship Event Series schedule will be as follows. All forums will be Wednesdays at 12 p.m. in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121 of the DSC Udvar-Hazy Business Building:

  • April 11 – J. Ralph Atkin – Entrepreneur – “Skywest and Other Start-Ups – Entrepreneurship”
  • April 25 – Russ Ross – DSC Faculty Member – “JQUERY/JavaScript Tech Development”

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