SOURCE: Small Business Technology Institute

September 06, 2005 14:17 ET

Small Business Technology Institute Honoring LA's Top Women Entrepreneurs at SheBusiness Launch on Sept. 7

SBTI, Intel® and SBA Join Forces to Support Successful Women-Owned eBusinesses

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- The Small Business Technology Institute (SBTI), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering technology education and adoption among small businesses, will join Intel® and the SBA in honoring women entrepreneurs from the greater Los Angeles area at the September 7th launch of SheBusiness. The SheBusiness scholarship program combines technology classes, consulting and support services to facilitate the growth of women-owned eBusinesses. SheBusiness is sponsored by Intel®, a world leader in technology that began as a small business in 1968.

Los Angeles SBA District Director Alberto G. Alvarado will share remarks at the event about Intel's generous promotion of women entrepreneurship:

"This is a brilliant demonstration of how Intel has not forgotten its entrepreneurial roots and the SBA-backed Small Business Investment funds that helped catapult it to the forefront of the hi-tech revolution. Today, leveraging its role at the forefront of our economy as one of the world's premier companies, Intel reaches forward to women-owned small businesses and offers them the baton of cutting edge success through technology."

Intel's Strategic Alliance Manager Susan Martinez and SBTI CEO Andrea Peiro will join Mr. Alvarado as featured ceremony speakers.

What: SheBusiness 2005 launch event

When: Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Millennium Biltmore, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Registration: Small businesses can apply for SheBusiness and pre-register online through 12:00 p.m. PT September 7 at Women who are pre-registered will be entered for a chance to win a laptop computer. Must be present to win.

Media registration: To attend or arrange pre-event interviews with representatives from SBTI, Intel or the SBA, call 408-494-0212 x105.

The first SheBusiness course on "eBusiness Fundamentals" will commence immediately following the kickoff ceremony.

About SheBusiness

SBTI's SheBusiness program combines expert-led classes, workshops, consulting, development and support services to help women expand their business on the Internet. The program guides business owners through all aspects of learning and implementing new technology approaches, through comprehensive training in areas such as: Introduction to eBusiness, Web Fundamentals and eCommerce Principles, Online Marketing and Advertising, and Creating and Managing eMail Marketing campaigns.

About the Small Business Technology Institute

The Small Business Technology Institute (SBTI) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation that fosters the adoption of information technology among small businesses. SBTI provides information technology awareness, education, consulting, and support services to businesses with 1 to 300 employees, with a focus on disadvantaged categories. SBTI also provides technology developers and vendors with market intelligence and knowledge to ensure the development of products that meet the needs of small businesses. For more information, visit or call (408) 494-0212.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Small Business Technology Institute
    Joanna Rustin
    408-494-0212 x105
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