October 26, 2010
Entrepreneurship Week to feature Apple’s Wozniak, Priceline’s Hoffman
Marquette’s Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship hosting series of events on innovation
MILWAUKEE – To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship in Marquette’s College of Business Administration will host a weeklong series of programs on entrepreneurship and innovation Nov. 14-20. Events include a live video presentation by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and a keynote address from Jeff Hoffman, founder and former CEO of the Priceline.com family of companies.
“Entrepreneurship Week will offer the Marquette community a chance to be inspired by innovative entrepreneurs in various fields,” said Tim Keane, director of the Kohler Center and founder and director of the Marquette Golden Angels Network. “We hope the programs help advance practical innovation and entrepreneurship at Marquette.”All Entrepreneurship Week events are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and registration is required. A complete schedule of events and online registration are available online.
The week will kick off Tuesday, Nov. 16, with Hoffman’s keynote presentation, “Keys to Entrepreneurial Success: Lessons Learned from the Most Successful Entrepreneurs,” at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union ballrooms.
On Thursday, Nov. 18, Wozniak will appear live via video conference at 5:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. A panel discussion on starting and growing technology companies will follow the presentation. The panel, which includes Dan Voell, co-founder of GoBuzz; Chris Hallberg, founder of SMUG Coffee; and Justin Beck, co-founder and CEO of PerBlue, will be moderated by Keane.
Entrepreneurship Week will culminate with a Fast Pitch Competition Friday, Nov. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Straz Hall 105. Romke de Haan, president of Spreenkler Creative, will host this fast-paced opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas in two minutes or less. Participants will also receive feedback and have a chance to win a prize.
Media interested in attending any of the Entrepreneurship Week events should contact Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-1988 or email@example.com