NEW ORLEANS - A one-day workshop, “From Idea to Dollars: Maximizing the Economic and Societal Impact of Your Ideas,” is being offered February 5, 2013, in conjunction with the Waterborne Symposium. Taking place at the New Orleans Marriott, the workshop features Jay Martin, a career inventor and entrepreneur.

With a focus on the entrepreneurial side of innovation, this presentation will equip entrepreneurs and innovators of all types with the practical knowledge and resources necessary to bring their innovative concepts all the way from idea generation to making money. Entrepreneurial Innovation™ is where your creative ideas merge with strategic business planning to turn unique ideas into successful businesses.

Martin has launched numerous businesses based on his inventions, including helping to create the nation's largest prosthetics R&D company. He now mentors and equips inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, professionals and business leaders to bring their ideas to fruition.

A special symposium rate of $195 is available. For additional information, visit