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Western New England University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series to Present Bill Bither

The Western New England University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a presentation by serial software entrepreneur Bill Bither on Thursday, February 27, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Sleith Hall, Room 100. The event is free and open to the public.

Bither founded software development company Atalasoft in 2002, and developed Vizit in 2008. Atalasoft, recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 100 fastest growing software companies, bootstrapped to 25 employees and successfully sold their flagship product, DotImage, in 2011 to Kofax, an industry leading enterprise software company. DotImage image-enables business applications with a .NET Software Development toolkit to operate as a business unit within the Kofax company.

In 2007, Bither was awarded Business West's 40 under 40 as one of the top young business leaders in Western Massachusetts. In 2008, he was recognized with the Mass High Tech Citizenship Award for charitable contributions. He now is an active advisor to local entrepreneurs, and investor in several technology companies.

The Western New England University Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a resource for small business development in the Pioneer Valley region. Combining the resources of the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and the School of Law, the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship offers personal, professional assistance to entrepreneurs in the business startup stage, free of charge through the Small Business Legal Clinic and numerous community outreach events. For more information about the Center or the speaker series, call 413-796-2030 or visit

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Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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