Monday, November 15, 2010

Outstanding Series of Entrepreneurship Week Activities at Marquette Will Take Place from November 14-20

In the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Entrepreneurship Week at Marquette will take place from November 14-20, 2010. The focus of Entrepreneurship Week is to advance the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation on campus and beyond. All Entrepreneurship Week events are RSVP only! Go to: http://eweek2010mu.org/.


The following is the full schedule of events:

Monday, November 15
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  - Dan Voell, GSM ’09, co-founder of GoBuzz, will present in Dr. Alex Stewart’s understanding entrepreneurship class.

5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - Mary Josephs, Bus Ad ’82, executive managing director at Evergreen Private Capital Advisors, will present in the entrepreneurial finance class of Mark Zellmer, Bus Ad ’81, Grad ’86.

Tuesday, November 16
8 a.m. to 10 a.m., School of Dentistry, Room 194 - Tim Cigelske, Comm ’04, founder of teecycle.org, and Jamey Shiels, director of social media and digital communications at Aurora Health Care, will present in Dr. Nicolas Shane’s dental practice management course.

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Dr. Mark Eppli, Robert B. Bell, Sr., Chair in Real Estate, will host a guest speaker in his principles of commercial real estate course.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Clark Hall, Room 123 - Ed Barthell, business development director for Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, will present “Outcomes-based Health Information Exchange.” Lunch will be served.

3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., David A. Straz, Jr., Hall, Room 565 - Mary Cyrier, Bus Ad ’84, former vice president of human resources at Schwarz Pharma Inc., will present in the diversity in organizations course of Dr. Cheryl Maranto, chair of the Management Department.

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Straz Hall, Room 565 - Jeff Hoffman, founder and former CEO of the priceline.com family of companies, will present, “Keys to Entrepreneurial Success: Lessons Learned from the Most Successful Entrepreneurs.” Zach Te Winkel, vice president and district manager of small business banking at U.S. Bank in the Milwaukee area, will give the welcome and introduction.

Wednesday, November 17
11 a.m. to noon, Olin Engineering, Room 202 - The engineering senior design course will host Peter Vehmas founder of VM Promotions.

Noon to 1 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites - Dr. D. Stephen Long, professor of systematic theology, Dennis Long, former vice president of retirement and investor services for the Principal Financial Group; and Dr. Kevin Gibson, director of Marquette’s Center for Ethics Studies and associate professor of philosophy and management; will present “A Discussion on Ethics in Business — Why They Count in the Entrepreneurial World.” Dr. Linda M. Salchenberger, James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, will moderate.

2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Johnston Hall, Room 300 - Justin Beck, founder and CEO of PerBlue, will speak in Dr. Linda Menck’s communication design and technology course.

2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Straz Hall, Room 269 - Andy Nunemaker, CEO of EMSystems, will speak in Dr. David King’s strategic management course.

5:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., Johnston Hall, Room 300 - Justin Beck will speak in Menck’s communication design and technology course.

Thursday, November 18
Noon to 2:30 p.m., Johnston Hall, Room 103 - Dan Meyer, Bus Ad ’83, president and owner of BizTimes Media, and Tim Knight, former president and CEO of Newsday Media Group and publisher of Newsday, will host the panel discussion “Changes in the Media Industry.”

Noon to 1 p.m., Eckstein Hall, Room 433 a/b - Albert Orr, shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., will host the panel discussion “The Art of the Private Equity Deal.” Panelists include John Schliesmann, shareholder in business law, tax and international practices at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren; John Silseth, president of Antietam LLC; and Tim Keane, Jour ’69, founder and director of the Marquette Golden Angels Network. The panel will be moderated by Albert Orr, shareholder in Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren’s Business Law Practice

3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Straz Hall, Room 350 - Chris Hallberg, Arts ’09, founder of SMUG Coffee, will speak in John Peterson’s new venture formations course.

4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, Room 254 - Dr. David Baker, co-founder of Promentis Pharmaceuticals and associate professor of biomedical sciences; Dan Lawton, President and CEO of Promentis Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Dan Sem, co-founder of Triad Therapeutics (1998) and AviMed Pharmaceuticals (2009) and associate professor of chemistry; and Dr. Terence Barry, co-founder and CSO of AquaMost, Inc. and senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; will discuss “Tips for Commercializing Research.” Keith Osterhage, executive director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will moderate.

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Johnston Hall, Room 300 - Romke de Haan, president of Spreenkler, will speak in Menck’s craft of digital storytelling course.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Weasler Auditorium - Join a video conference with Steve Wozniak, founder of Apple Computer, and the “Starting and Growing Technology Companies” panel with Justin Beck, Dan Voell and Chris Hallberg. Tim Keane will moderate.

Friday, November 19
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., AMU, Room 227 - Dr. Patrick Westfall, scientist at Amyris Biotechnologies, will present “Science to Address Social Needs in a Sustainable Manner—from Human Disease to Renewable Energy”. Breakfast will be served.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Straz Hall, Room 105 - Join master of ceremonies de Haan for a fast pitch competition. Pitch your business ideas, receive valuable feedback and be inspired by peers. (Win a prize, too.) The event will be hosted by Romke de Haan, president of Spreenkler Creative. Judges include seasoned entrepreneurs and investors.

Saturday, November 20
Former Harley-Davidson vice president will lead the Collegiate Entrepreneurs of Marquette on a tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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