Learn How to Build Your Own Business at Enterpreneurial Symposium

Learn How to Build Your Own Business at Enterpreneurial Symposium

September 14, 2001

East College 2005 2.jpgSeptember 14, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - If you have an idea for a new business, how do you begin to plant the seeds to make your dream reality? What are the inevitable obstacles and pitfalls you'll face as you put your plan into motion? And how can you learn from your mistakes? Those are some of the questions that will be examined in a two day Symposium for DePauw Entrepreneurs, October 5-6. Presented by the Robert C. McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship at DePauw University, the program is open to alumni and friends of the University, and will feature addresses from two outstanding entrepreneurial leaders.

Mary Meeker, a 1981 graduate of DePauw, is a managing director and Internet analyst for Morgan Stanley and Company in New York. Regarded as one of the nation's foremost analysts of technology stocks, Meeker (seen below right) will offer a keynote address at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, October 6, at a breakfast beginning day two of the symposium.

On Friday evening, Jeff Smulyan, CEO, chairman and president of Emmis Communications will open the symposium with a keynote address at the 7 p.m. dinner. Smulyan began with two radio stations. Today his Indianapolis-based corporation owns and operates 23 radio stations in the nation's largest markets as well as the number one radio network in Hungary. Emmis also owns 15 television stations in the United States, and its publishing division owns and produces a number of magazines. During his visit to DePauw, Smulyan will be presented with this year's Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.

The symposium begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Friday, and includes the dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and four breakout sessions and a closing reception at Bartlett Alumni House. The cost of the symposium is $175, which includes admission to all events. For more information, and to register, click here or call (765) 658-4024.

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