If you enjoyed Gnomedex and are excited about the prospects of starting your own business, or growing your startup, check out NWEN’s Entrepreneur University. On Thursday, November 5, come be inspired by nationally recognized speakers and local heroes, and put to work. With four interactive workshops peppered throughout the day, get your hands dirty wrestling with such challenges as “Will the dog eat the dog food? “How do I finance this puppy?” “How can I give my elevator pitch a lift?” and “How can I harness social media and take the power to the people?” Not to mention 90 minutes in which you can sit down with an investor one-on-one in the always-popular VC bistro… and/or sign up for a lunch date with experts in raising money, marketing, sales, law, and entrepreneurship.

NWEN is offering a special $25 discount to Lockergnome fans. You can register here. To get the discount, simply enter the promotion code: Pirillo, after entering your own email address.

*If you’re not a member of NWEN, your ticket will be discounted to $250 (from $275). This package deal includes a one-year NWEN membership (offered at $125), and a ticket to Entrepreneur University (otherwise offered at $150 to members).

If you are a member of NWEN, the price will be $125 (vs. $150).

Either way, this promotion is only available to the first 10 people who respond. Hope to see you there!