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October 1, 2009

Curious about the KTEC PIPELINE?

Heather Bohrer

The deadline is approaching for applications for this year’s KTEC PIPELINE program. Read the message below to find out more about this program and what it can do to enhance your leadership and entrepreneurial skills!

A Message From:

Gary Mason
iSi Environmental Services
Wichita, KS

Dear Colleague,

I have great news to share with you – KTEC PIPELINE will be taking applications for its fourth year of the nationally-acclaimed technology entrepreneur fellowship program. Starting August 17th, there is a tremendous opportunity to join those of us who know first hand the advantage this program gives the lucky few who are selected.

I can tell you first hand how much of an impact my year in the PIPELINE – and my time as an alum – has had on my company. It has been one of the best career moves and use of time I can recall.

This fellowship is truly an immersion experience, and you will change as an entrepreneur and leader.

PIPELINE is the ultimate opportunity right here at home. Where else in the world can you get best-in-class training in the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, one-on-one time with experts in high growth business, access to accomplished mentors and investors with capabilities of financing early-stage technology companies— and links to peers and resources who can support you at every turn for your entire career?

Simply interviewing can open doors for you. It is a no-lose experience just to have the exposure and connection the interview process provides. And if you are selected? Get ready for a life-changing experience.

To learn more about the PIPELINE fellowship, click this link and take advantage of the wealth of information and interactive tools and see why all of us in the PIPELINE are so passionate about this program.

Don’t just take my word for it – hear what experts are saying all across the country about the PIPELINE.

Joe Hadzima, MIT Global Enterprise Forum, Boston- “These entrepreneurs are extremely fortunate to have this fellowship as an accelerator to their success. PIPELINE is well on its way to developing a core entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas and that is a big, big deal.”

David Wilhelm, Woodland Venture Management, Ohio- “Those of us at the national level are extremely impressed that Kansas has built such an aggressive, out of the box model as the KTEC PIPELINE. This is exactly the type of program that our nation needs to support the very entrepreneurs who will turn our economy around.”

Tom Churchwell, Midwest Venture Partners, Chicago- “In the last 20 years, I have seen many different approaches to the problem of turning technology entrepreneurs into successful business people. The KTEC PIPELINE program is uniquely structured to teach the basic skills necessary to succeed repeatedly.”

Michael Beckloff, Beckloff Associates, Overland Park- “PIPELINE is a terrific program. There is no question that this program is critical to the long-term success of Kansas. I wish this program had been available when I was starting out. I am sure I could have built a much larger business if I had access to the PIPELINE program and resources.”

Please make this tremendous opportunity available for anyone who you think would make good a candidate for the 2010 PIPELINE program, and also feel free to forward this on to your business contacts. More information can be found on the KTEC PIPELINE website –

August 17 Applications Open
October 19 Application Deadline
November 4-5 First Round Interviews
December 8-9 Final Round Interviews
January 21 “Innovator of the Year”

Gary Mason

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