Entrepreneurs and small-business owners are being invited to take part in a roundtable discussion on innovation and technology hosted by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship next week in Washington.

The discussions will bring together business owners, trade associations, and federal agency officials to examine the role of venture capital in innovation, data rights and IP, and other issues.

The event will take place on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Russell Senate Office Building. For more information, call 202-224-5175.