The Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Water, Energy and Technology Center will host the Central Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov.1, at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District.

This annual event has something for companies and organizations of all sizes including a “Shark Tank” style competition, a Stock Exchange and panel discussions for investors and startups. Entrepreneurs can hear from industry leaders, venture capitalists and more. Investors may come listen to up-and-coming companies pitch to a panel of judges and other investors, and also visit the Stock Exchange to invest your “Bulldog Dollars” in the companies of your choice.

INFO: Laura Ramos at 559.278.2066 or