Monday, February 26, 2007

Quote of the Day
" “There is only one way to make a great deal of money; and that is in a business of your own.”
- J. Paul Getty

EntrepreneurshipWeek USA - Special Edition

 


Entrepreneurship Week USA

On behalf of Drexel University, the LeBow College of Business Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology will celebrate EntrepreneurshipWeek USA from February 24 through March 3, 2007, and host the following events. EntrepreneurshipWeek USA is a national initiative to promote education in entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, February 27

Breakfast at the Union League
7:30 a.m., The Union League of Philadelphia (140 S. Broad Street)

Drexel's graduate Entrepreneurship Club will host the breakfast. Graduate students who are aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to attend and share stories informally.

For more information, contact Daniel Dus, president of the Entrepreneurship Club, at drd35@drexel.edu.

Baiada Center Presents: Listening to Your Business
8 a.m., Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology (3225 Arch Street, ground floor)

This special half-day seminar for business owners and entrepreneurs in Greater Philadelphia will focus on developing a three-year vision for businesses.

Created by the Kauffman Center of Kansas City, the program will be facilitated by Drexel University alumnus and Baiada Center advisor Bill Ringle '93, founder and head coach of myBusinessGym.com (http://www.myBusinessGym.com), an entrepreneur leadership development center.

The workshop will start with a continental breakfast and networking. It is open to the entrepreneurial community in Greater Philadelphia. The cost is $95 pre-registration and $125 at the door.

To register, visit http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Centers/Baiada/Calendar.php.

Baiada Center Presents: Venture Capital in the Media: An Investor's Decision
6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. workshop, Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology (3225 Arch Street, ground floor)

Join Paul Gruenberg, an entrepreneur and co-managing partner of Plum Capital, as he presents a case study from Plum's files and gives attendees the chance to play the role of potential investor. Participants at this workshop will have the opportunity to test their business instincts, see how investment decisions are made and ask questions of a professional investor and entrepreneur.

The event is presented in conjunction with the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and its Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management.

Paul T. Gruenberg is the co-founding member of Plum Capital LLC. He co-founded and was chairman and CEO of New York Times/Video News International Inc. (NYT/VNI). The company pioneered video journalism and small-format television production. NYT/VNI won the 1996 Emmy for best coverage of a "continuing news story" and achieved supplier status with many leading domestic and international broadcasters.

Prior to leading NYT/VNI, Gruenberg spent six years as president of VideOvation Inc., a video yearbook production company, which he founded in 1986. In 1991, he sold VideOvation Inc. to the Reader's Digest Association. From 1981 until 1986, he acted as an independent consultant, evaluating, structuring and negotiating private placement transactions for Rockefeller & Company, The Ford Foundation (PRI Division), Morgens, Waterfall & Vintiadis Inc., Donaldson Enterprises Inc. and Ardshiel Associates Inc., a merchant banking firm in New York City.

Gruenberg is a director of Intellifit and Bridges, portfolio companies of Plum I, and a former director of Cypress Films, Fuel Tech, Inc., R.D. Percy & Co., Bronx Frontier, Yale University School of Management alumni board and MIT Enterprise Forum.

To RSVP, visit the Baiada Center's calendar of events at http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Centers/Baiada/Calendar.php.

For additional information, contact Terri McIlhenney at terrim@drexel.edu or 215-895-0302.

 

Wednesday, February 28

Networking Night
6 to 8 p.m., Paul Peck Alumni Center (32nd and Market Streets)

The networking event for members of the Drexel Entrepreneurship Club (DEC) and undergraduate Drexel Entrepreneurial Association (DEA) will feature the opportunity to meet regional entrepreneurs.

For more information, contact Jason Wisdom, DEA president, at jason.l.wisdom@drexel.edu or Daniel Dus, DEC president, at drd35@drexel.edu.

 

Thursday, March 1

LeBow College of Business Presents: Exploring Your Entrepreneurial Options
6 p.m., Room 109, Matheson Hall (32nd and Market Streets)

LeBow College of Business and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) in partnership with EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, will present the panel.

What does it take to be an entrepreneur? What experiences, options and resources should be explored in pursuing an entrepreneurial career? These and other questions will be addressed by a dynamic panel of local entrepreneurs from industries such as insurance, technology and consulting. The panel will be led by Dr. Donna DeCarolis, department head and associate professor of management and faculty director for the LeBow College of Business Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology.

The panelists are: Lou Bucelli '83, entrepreneur-in-residence, Drexel's ACIN Camden Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology; Jeff Gottesman, independent agent, State Farm; and Evelyn "Eva" Montalvo, president, Montalvo Associates.

The U.S. economy is driven by the entrepreneurial spirit, and about 12 percent of the adult population is involved in an entrepreneurial activity. Innovation is the fuel of entrepreneurship and the global economy.

The mission of NSHMBA is to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S. so they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital to the management of the nation's diverse workforce.

The event is sponsored by State Farm Insurance. To register or for more information, visit http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/entpanel.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

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