The 2017 Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series kicks off with an overview of the competition and a presentation on “Entrepreneurial Thinking: Building the Fearless Start-up,” presented by Michael Crowley, J.D, Serial Entrepreneur & RIT Research Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Executive Director US-China Advanced Technology Venture Creation Center. The workshop will be held from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, in Schlegel Hall 107. Workshops are free and open to all members of the University and the general public. The competition (submissions are due in April) is open to currently enrolled University students at any level of study. Food and refreshments will be provided at each workshop. Attendees must register online or call 276-3500.