CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 11,
SportVu to present at Venture Network of Iowa
CORALVILLE, Iowa SportVu, Inc., a tenant of
the University of Iowa Technology Innovation Center, will give a presentation
about its company for potential investors at the Venture Network of Iowa (VNI)
Thursday, Jan. 13 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. via the Iowa Communications Network
In all, five companies will give presentations at
the Forum, which will be seen locally at the ICN classroom in the Iowa City
Community School District Central Administration Office at
509 S. Dubuque St. Eastern Iowa media and other interested parties are welcome
The VNI, supported locally by the UI Small Business
Development Center, facilitates
bi-monthly networking meetings for Iowa entrepreneurs,
investors and business advisors. The January VNI session will originate from
the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) offices in Des Moines and
be simultaneously broadcast via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) to 18
remote site locations at universities and community colleges statewide.
SportVu, Inc. is an Internet communications company
that provides video and audio communications and broadcasts over the World
Wide Web. SportVu aims to become a provider and producer of Internet broadcasts
that are currently cost-prohibitive for regular television or radio broadcast.
In essence, SportVu will be a broadcast network that will make it possible
for small to medium, or nontraditional events and competitions, to be viewed
or heard over the Internet on a local, regional, national, or international
basis. Incorporated in Iowa just two months ago, their web site has already
received more than 30,000 hits from six different countries.
In addition to the entrepreneurial presentations,
John Parks will deliver the keynote address at the January VNI session. Parks
is president and CEO of the Iowa State University Research Park Corporation
and director of the Iowa State Innovation System (ISIS) technology incubator.
For more information on attending the VNI session,
contact the IDED Small Business Resource Office at (515) 242-4750 or (800)-532-1216,
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about other small business programs, go online
at www.state.ia.us/sbro. The UI Small Business Development Center can also
be reached for more information at (319) 335-3762.