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03/31/2003 - Terabyte Tidbits

Rumpler New INTEC CEO
At their meeting on March 20, the INTEC Board of Directors named Lewis Rumpler CEO of INTEC (Inland Northwest Technology Education Center). Rumpler will lead INTEC in implementing a new entrepreneurial education and development program. This program would include collaborations with the various entrepreneurial groups including SBA, TechNet, SIRTI, EFGN, Hogan, EWU, Whitworth, etc.

Class 101 Collaborates on EzTHIN
The new EzTHIN server gives new life to systems that cost up to $60 per for disposal. EzTHIN is Linux-based, utilizes a web-browser, and is platform independent. Using EzTHIN, obsolete school computers are given new productivity and new software components without expensive new operating systems. Through a collaboration between Class 101 Corporation, GeKL Technologies Inc.,and Gateway Computers, these systems will be available immediately to schools and government organizations looking to increase their access to technology while working within limited budgets. For more information, contact Class 101 at

April Hogan Program Guest Speaker
Tuesday, April 1, J. Christopher Lynch, Partner at Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP will speak on “Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets --- What Every Entrepreneur Should Know -- at the Jepson Auditorium room 114, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Lynch will provide an informative and entertaining presentation on some of the key legal considerations with respect to intellectual property. Lynch has also generously offered his services to provide assistance on Hogan Program New Venture Lab projects. For more information, contact Paul Buller at

INACM SIG Discusses Artificial Neural Networks and Applications
Tuesday, April 8, 2003. Xing Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Gonzaga University will discuss "Artificial Neural Networks and Applications," at the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (INACM) special interest group (SIG). The meeting will be held at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., in room 432. It begins at 4:30 p.m. with networking and coffee and cookies. The talk will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is no charge and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, email Paul De Palma at or call John Maus at (509) 995-4758.

Marketing Associates of Spokane Discusses Port Districts
The April program and luncheon meeting of Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS) will be a panel discussion among representatives from area port districts. Confirmed participants include Al Anderson with the Port of Moses Lake and Linda Boomer with the Port of Kennewick. The panel will discuss upcoming capital projects for their respective districts and how A/E/C firms can be involved.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 10th at noon at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 North Division Street in Spokane. The cost is $15 for MAS members and $25 for non-members. Reservation deadline is April 7th. For membership information or to make a reservation, contact MAS Vice President David Dowers at (509) 536-3853 or see the MAS website at

First ‘Women of Innovation’ Breakfast, May 9
The First Technet Women of Innovation breakfast will feature Sally Jewell, COO of REI. Her topic will be “Educating the region on relevant female executive issues and how these issues are dealt with.” The breakfast will be Friday, May 9, at the Spokane Club. Watch April’s Tidbits for more details.

Index of Innovation and Technology Washington State 2003
The Washington Technology Center (WTC) has just released its third annual Index of Innovation and Technology, a set of key indicators that paints an objective picture of the underlying health of the innovation economy in Washington State.

Some Summary Findings:
Innovation Capacity: ... Washington ranks 8th of all states in innovation capacity.
New Company Creation:... Washington ranks 1st of all states in the creation of new companies.
Patents by Industry: .... Washington is a leader in office and communications equipment and other areas including software.
Federal Funds for Research & Development:... Washington ranks 17th in federal R&D funding, down from 16th in 1998.
Growth by Sector: ... Research and development and medical/pharmaceutical sectors had the largest percent increase in employment.
Exports by Sector: ... Transportation and software make up 70% of Washington exports.
Employment in Startup Companies ... Washington State has the 2nd highest growth rate for employment in startup companies.
Average Technology Job Wage:... Washington State ranks 1st in average technology job wages (1998-2000).

To request a copy of the complete Index or the Index Executive Summary, send an e-mail to, or download the documents at

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