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MBA Career Services Panel: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management

The Entrepreneurial Spirit is essential for success across the wide spectrum of career and industry opportunities. It is a willingness to embrace change and innovation, to explore new technologies and seek out new markets and constituents.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Skills are vital for business leaders, regardless to what type of business, organization, or industry they seek to enter. Meet with our distinguished panel of leaders for a discussion of how these qualities can help you develop your career, regardless of company size, stage, or ownership.

The goal of the panel is for the student to connect with entrepreneurial leaders and understand:
• What is the mindset of the innovator or entrepreneur?
• How does one integrate entrepreneurial or innovative leadership into any organization?
• What are the major issues facing entrepreneurs

Charles Sacco, Interim Director, Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur in Residence & Director of External Relations, Close School of Entrepreneurship

PANELISTS (Confirmed as of 09/30/2014):

Thomas A. Belton, Chief Strategy Officer, Board Member & General Counsel, Quality Packaging Specialists, LLC (Pharmaceutical Supply Chain and Contract Manufacturing:, and founder of sports marketing and technology companies.

Shariq Ahmad, Managing Partner, Orion GlobeCom (Mobile Applications, Custom Web & Software Development, Consulting and (Personal Branding Drexel Alum (BS Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering; MBA Finance & Marketing)

Joan Winchester, President & CEO, Franchise Advise, LLC (Franchise Consulting:

Jim Drucker, Chief Executive Officer, (

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Hi, there is Robert from MBA/MS Career Services, and I'll be moderating tonight. We will be starting in about 5 minutes. Thanks.
We are using the room speakers and microphones so if you can't hear, please let me know.