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Save the date: Entrepreneurship Week (and win an iPad!)

Entrepreneurship Featured Events | Oct 21, 2010 |

Entrepreneurship Week is a do-not-miss event. The Gabelli School of Business has put together four amazing days  designed to give future entrepreneurs the tools, advice, and connections needed to succeed in business! Attendees will be able to network with alumni who have paved the way with profitable businesses. And did we mention that we are giving away an iPad to one student who attends? As we said: Don’t miss this.

Here is a tentative schedule. Events are still being finalized.

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Entrepreneurship Fair

MONDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2010 | 12 PM- 3 PM | Rose Hill Commons in the McGinley Center, RH 235
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So many resources are out there for entrepreneurs. You just need to know where to find them! Come network and gather information from some of the most reputable entrepreneurial resources. This will be set up like a career fair, and students can interact with organizations one on one. Groups such as SCORE, American Express, and New York City Business Solutions will participate.

Financial & Legal Panel Discussion

MONDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2010 | 6 PM | Keating Hall 218 |
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How do you protect yourself legally as an entrepreneur? How do you go about getting funding? What’s the best company structure? Our panel will help you get the answers to these questions and others. Join the following panelists:

  • Nina Kaufman, Ask the Business Lawyer
  • Jeff Kolton, Franchise Market Ventures, LLC
  • Charlie O’Donnell, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at First Round Capital
  • Yahaira Núñez, New York City Business Solutions

Come hungry. There will be food.

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Fordham Alumni Roundtable: Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16 |  6 PM | Walsh Library
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Network with fellow Rams who will share their experiences and their insights into the life of an entrepreneur. We will have an open discussion followed by a networking reception. Food will be available. Stop by to meet:

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Lecture and book signing with Groover and DeBaise

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17 | 2:30 PM | Walsh Library
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Social media experts Jared O'Toole and Matt Wilson, founders of Under30CEO.com, are coming to Fordham! In just a few short years in social media, O'Toole and Wilson have gained worldwide attention, landing Under30CEO on MSNBC and in BusinessWeek. The topic of their discussion will be "Overcoming Obstacles as a New Entrepreneur." We will have snacks available.back to top THURSDAY"Stories From The Trenches" & Book SigningTHURSDAY NOVEMBER 18 | 1:30 PM | Walsh Library Sign up Join two experts in the area of big-league entrepreneurship.

Tagged by Success Magazine as a “creativity and innovation guru,” and deemed a “serial entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine, Jen Groover’s name has become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution. Ms. Groover heads up the award-winning Butler Bag Company, which launched just under three years ago and is being tracked as one of the fastest-growing handbag brands in history. Ms. Groover appears regularly on Fox News’s Strategy Room, ABC’s Money Matters, the Early Show on CBS, CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and Meredith Corporation’s Better TV. She also is a business contributor to the Huffington Post. Ms. Groover and her products have been in hundreds of media outlets, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Us Weekly, People, Success and Entrepreneur.  She created and is the host of Launchers Café, which is changing the way entrepreneurs learn, share information, and accelerate business growth, and she is the author of What If? & Why Not?

Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook Colleen DeBaise


Colleen DeBaise is The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business editor and the author of The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook. She has reported on a variety of issues facing small business owners, including cash-flow management, health care and retirement planning, and the challenge of work/life balance. She has been interviewed on television and radio, including MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC, CBS, and NPR. In 2005, she was the winner of the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page award for specialized writing. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Lawrence University. She lives in Manhattan with architect Rodger Fairey. On the side, she also blogs about her passion for curry at crackingcurry.com.

After the talk, Ms. Groover and Ms. DeBaise will be available to autograph a free book! Limited quantities are available.  Students must be registered for the event to receive a book.

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Lecture by Gabelli School alumnus Doug Fields

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18 | 4:00 PM | Keating 219
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Mr. Fields is the president, chairman of the board, CEO, founder, and present 50-percent shareholder of TDA Industries, a merger, acquisition, and private equity-oriented holding company and real-estate developer. The company manages about 1 million square feet of commercial warehouses and offices in Florida, Alabama, and Colorado. TDA also owns and operates the Midtown Tennis Club in New York City and manages a portfolio of private-equity investments. TDA was publicly traded until 1989, when it went private in a largely self-financed transaction.

Prior to founding TDA, Mr. Fields founded the Unimet Corporation, a more than $100-million wholesale steel service center that specializes in the distribution of stainless, carbon, alloy and ferrous metals. Unimet went public in 1971 and was acquired by a subsidiary of Consolidated Gold Fields, Ltd., in October 1973.

Before he started these two companies, Mr. Fields worked at Talley Industries and at Lehman Brothers. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. During his time at Fordham, Mr. Fields was the president of student government and was active in student activities.

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GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad!

You must do two things to enter:

(1) You must register for an event. Gabelli students must do so via GSB Access. Non-Gabelli students, who are welcome to attend, should e-mail fordhamgsb@limeevents.net.

(2) You must attend the event and SIGN IN. When you sign in, you will receive a raffle ticket.

Can I enter more than once? Yes! For each event you attend, you will get one ticket. The more events you attend, the greater your chance to win.

Prize drawing: The raffle winner will be chosen at the end of the “Stories from the Trenches” event. You MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!! If you cannot attend, someone in possession of your ticket must attend on your behalf.

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