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Starting a business is possible, panelists show

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Entrepreneurs and panelists: Bob Ebers, Matt Wilson, Joe Blaney and Cherie Corso.

It’s easy to look at today’s most-touted models of entrepreneurial companies — the giants, like Google, Facebook, Zynga — and wonder if starting a business is really a goal within reach. Four entrepreneurs came to campus in October to show that entrepreneurship is possible, and brought along their startup stories to prove it.

The event, co-sponsored by the Fordham Entrepreneurship Society and the Gabelli School of Business, aimed to demystify the process of starting up a successful and sustainable business venture. The panelists were:

  • Matt Wilson, founder of Under30CEO.com, a blog that offers news, advice and events for young entrepreneurs
  • Bob Ebers, founder of Workplace Stars, a global research and management consultancy
  • Cherie Corso, head of G2 Organics, an environmentally conscious beauty and living-goods company
  • Joe Blaney, founder and CEO of Broadway Joe Media

The panel was only the beginning. After it ended, the 50 Fordham students who attended broke into small groups with the entrepreneur of their choice for a personalized, more industry-specific roundtable discussion.

 

Photograph by Isabelle Wildgen.

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