NJIT will host an all-day, four workshop event for first-time entrepreneurs on Saturday, January 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the NJIT Campus Center in Newark. Cost: $30. Call 973-596-3443 or E-mail alumni@njit.edu.

The free, featuring opportunities for questions and networking, kicks off with “I Have an Idea, Now What?” at 10 a.m. The lecture will be led by Jerry Creighton, executive director of the NJIT Enterprise Development Center (www.njit-edc.org).

A closer look at legal and intellectual property considerations follows at 10:30 a.m. with NJIT alumnus Ron Panitch, a partner in Philadelphia-based law firm Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario & Nadel (www.panitchlaw.com).

How and where to find funding on the state, federal, and private levels is the focus of a talk at 11 a.m. by Steve Royster of the state Economic Development Authority (www.nj.gov/njbusiness).

Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, wraps up the morning sessions at 11:30 a.m. with a discussion on available resources at NJIT to assist a budding entrepreneur.

The afternoon session includes a candid one-hour panel discussion starting at 12:30 p.m. with Marge Perry, of MZM Construction (www.mzmcc.com) of Newark. Informal networking follows at 1:30 p.m.

The event is coordinated by the NJIT Alumni Club. A continental breakfast and box lunch will be available.

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