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Drexel University's LeBow College of Business celebrates Entrepreneurshipweek USA

February 23, 2007

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and its Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology will celebrate EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, which will run from Saturday, February 24 through Saturday, March 3, 2007.

Two special events will be held on February 27 as LeBow College and the Baiada Center join hundreds of businesses and organizations around the country to promote entrepreneurship in education.

The events to be held on the Drexel University Campus include:

  • February 27, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Laurence A. Baiada Center, 3225 Arch St,, Philadelphia
    The Baiada Center will present “Listening to Your Business” a breakfast program geared to helping entrepreneurs in Philadelphia develop a three-year vision for their ventures. Bill Ringle, a 1993 Drexel alumnus and founder and head coach of MyBusinessGym, will lead the half-day seminar and will office advice to entrepreneurs on turning their ideas and passions into tangible results.
  • February 27, 6 p.m. at the Baiada Center
    In conjunction with the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management, the Baiada Center will hold a workshop entitled “Venture Capital in the Media: An Investor’s Decision” which will be lead by Paul Gruenberg, co-managing partner, Plum Capital, a venture capital fund which focuses on early stage media opportunities.

At this highly interactive workshop, Gruenberg – who co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of New York Times/Video News International, Inc. – will present a case study from Plum Capital’s files and provide attendees the opportunity to act as potential investors, ask questions and decide if they should provide start-up funding for the venture in the case.

“Entrepreneurs inspire us in that they exemplify leadership and make great contributions to our university and our region,” said George P. Tsetsekos, dean of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. “We are pleased to host events during EntrepreneurshipWeek USA that will benefit the next generation of entrepreneurs and provide helpful advice to those who have begun their own business ventures.”

The Baiada Center routinely hosts programs, events and workshops that support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activity. Presently, there are 11 successful companies operating out of the Baiada Center’s Business Incubator.

About EntrepreneurshipWeek USA

Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life and a wide variety of academic backgrounds. This is an incredible opportunity for all of us to make all of America’s youth aware of their entrepreneurial potential and for them to find out if they have it within them to ‘make a job.’

  • EntrepreneurshipWeek USA is a week-long effort to celebrate the power of entrepreneurship and ignite the nation’s consciousness around the importance of being
  • entrepreneurial.
  • The Week helps the education community and business leaders across the US strike up a deeper, on-going discussion about the power of entrepreneurship to drive the local –and national – economy.
  • The Week encourages events developing entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare today’s youth to be the entrepreneurial leaders of the future.
  • Above all, EntrepreneurshipWeek USA will celebrate the creativity, imagination and innovation of entrepreneurship in all its forms – business start-ups, social entrepreneurship and enterprising employees within existing organizations.

About Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business

Recognized by BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Financial Times, Forbes/The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for superior programs, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business empowers, enriches and inspires future business leaders through an innovative, strategic approach to business education defined by leadership and ethics, industry perspectives and technological orientation. It is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive education programs.

About Drexel University’s Baiada Center in LeBow College of Business
Drexel University's Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology was created to bridge education and entrepreneurship by linking research, coursework and entrepreneurial thinking with practical guidance for budding entrepreneurs. The Baiada Center also brings a wide range of successful entrepreneurs to campus to share their valuable insights

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