Tech Entrepreneur Community Center Is Launched

Posted: February 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kate Passin

George Mason is involved in a new initiative that serves the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The non-profit organization, called the Tech Entrepreneur Community Center (TECC), is located in Arlington, Va., and provides services and office spaces for start-up and emerging growth technology companies, with a specific emphasis on women- or minority-owned companies.

The center’s launch is celebrated at TECC today from 6 to 9 p.m. Bernie Dagenais, editor of the Potomac Tech Journal, is the keynote speaker. Dagenais will discuss “The Other Side of Lay Offs: Perspective for the Potomac Tech Region.” A 30-minute presentation about the center will also take place at the event.

Five members of the George Mason community are on TECC’s advisory board: Jeremy Allnutt and Sharon deMonsabert, professors in the School of Information Technology and Engineering; Andrew Finn, telecommunications minor coordinator in the Communication Department’s; Michael Kelley, executive director of Capitol Connection; and Stanley Taylor, associate vice president for the distributed university.

For more information about the event and the center, visit the TECC web site.

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