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LeBow College will partner with the National Society of Hispanic MBA (NSHMBA) to present "Exploring Your Entrepreneurial Options,"

February 23, 2007

Drexel University’s LeBow College will partner with the National Society of Hispanic MBA (NSHMBA) to present "Exploring Your Entrepreneurial Options," a discussion which aims to help attendees refine their definition of entrepreneurship. The event will be held March 1, 6 p.m., at 109 Matheson Hall at 32nd and Market Streets in Philadelphia.LeBow College and NSHMBA will also partner on future events for MBA students, and Drexel will offered a scholarship to its One-Year MBA program for eligible NSHMBA members.

Led by Donna DeCarolis, Ph.D., department head and associate professor of management and faculty director for the Baiada Center, “Exploring Your Entrepreneurial Options” will feature a panel discussion which will focus on entrepreneurship in the global economy, what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and the resources one needs to become an entrepreneur. The panelists represent diverse industries and include Lou Bucelli, entrepreneur-in-residence at Drexel University's ACIN Camden Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology; Jeff Gottesman, Independent Agent for State Farm; and Evelyn "Eva" Montalvo, president of Montalvo Associates.

Mary Roark, a NSHMBA committee member and business development director, Microsoft Alliance at Unisys Corporation, says that the event will look at the different ways to become an entrepreneur. One way is to develop and idea and start an independent venture. Another -- which is becoming more common -- is corporate entrepreneurship: those who have patented ideas in which their organizations invest.

"The global economy depends on people with ideas," said Roark. "How do we reach out to those people who have new ideas and give them the opportunity to succeed? Not everybody has the endurance to venture out on their own. The entrepreneur can still be an entrepreneur (in their organization) but with a patent. There are various forms that entrepreneurship can take without the full risk of being out there as an individual."

Nearly 12 percent of the adult population of the U.S. is engaged in some from of entrepreneurial activity. The program will also look at what it takes to become an entrepreneur and offer information on how fledgling entrepreneurs can obtain support for their ventures.

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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


The mission of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (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. NSHMBA was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. NSHMBA serves 29 chapters and 6,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information about NSHMBA available scholarships and internships, visit