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April 7, 2016

6 - 8 p.m.

Lenhart Grand Ballroom

Bowen-Thompson Student Union

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Student Watch Party

6 - 9 P.M.

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2016 Hatchlings

 

 

 

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Baqer Aljabr, engineering technology, Mechanical Design

"Mobile surveillance robot"

Our idea is an autonomous robot "rover" of sorts that will provide parking security/attendant services in large ticket-enforced parking lots. This rover will be equipped with a camera and recognition software along with real-time communication with parking security/services head quarters to instantly notify personnel of illegally parked vehicles or even other suspicious activity.

Baqer Aljabr, a native of Saudi Arabia, is a mechanical design major in the College of Engineering Technology. Baqer earned his associates degree in manufacturing engineering technology from Jubail Industrial College in Saudi Arabia. He is proposing is a mobile surveillance robot that will provide parking security and attendant services in large ticket-enforced parking lots.

Aljabr is the technical leader of Falcon Robotics, a technology ambassador at BGSU and a group leader for the BGSU Cross Cultural Conversation Connection Program. He is also an active volunteer in the Bowling Green community at Global Connections and is an Arabic translator and tutor at BGSU.

Photography is how Aljabr finds joy and relief, which is why he considers it to be a passion that he was able to turn into a profession. His social personality allowed him to meet new people and make friends.

Aljabr’s career goal is to seek employment with a company where he can use his talents and skills to grow and expand the company.

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Alyssa Batch, Graphic Design

"Design for Good"

Creating personal comforters for dementia patients to create a conversation between nurses, aides, residents and visitors. These reversible fully unique comforters will bring a home-like vibe to the resident as well as keep the brain stimulated and keep the resident engaged.

Alyssa Batch, a native of Oregon, Ohio, is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in graphic design. She is proposing a business venture is called “Words of Comfort” which is a unique, utilitarian bedding comforter solution developed for dementia patients, their families and nursing home care providers for the purpose of guiding comforting interventions of memory-based exchanges.

Batch is a creative person who has a passion for design. She is a student designer for Unigraphics where she designs marketing materials for BGSU.

A very driven person who will accept a challenge head on, Batch went out for the high school boys’ varsity hockey team during her senior year.  With the help of a coach, she began training as a goalie and made the team.

In addition, Batch spent her senior year of high school creating her portfolio for admittance into the School of Art at BGSU.  Accomplishing that goal as well, Batch is ready for her next challenge—taking her graphic design talent to create positive experiences.

Design has the power to make a difference. Through “Words of Comfort,” she plans to meet another goal. 

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Jarrod Cain, Finance, Business Analytics & Intelligence, Management Information Systems

"Find the Perfect Professor"

"The Idea" is a scheduling application that matches students to professors based on course structure. The application would also be used to help review the preferences of the entire student body to hire professors that would teach in a manner that coincides with the students.

Jarrod Cain, a native of Toledo, is a senior majoring in Finance and Business Analytics and Intelligence in the College of Business. He is proposing a survey-based software that will better match students to professors who teach in the way that they learn best, called “Find the Perfect Professor.”

The idea for his business venture was fueled during his freshman year at The Ohio State University. Cain believed OSU faced the same problem, and with the average retention rate of freshmen at 69%, he believes a larger focus on freshmen and their learning experience will raise that average.

In addition to participating in The Hatch, Cain is a full-time student who is also participating in an internship program at Owens-Illinois. But, his passion for his business venture is what fuels him to juggle so much.

Upon graduation after the spring semester, Cain has a full-time offer to work with the company. He is extremely invested in the software idea that he will demonstrate for The Hatch on April 7th.

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Kiersten Castner, Marketing Business Analytics

"Smart Wallet"

A wallet phone case that will keep track of the customer's cards. There will be an app that will notify the customer when a card has not been placed in its proper spot within a limited amount of time.

Kiersten Castner, a native of Wadsworth, Ohio, is a sophomore majoring in Marketing and Business Analytics Intelligence in the College of Business. She is proposing “Trace-Kace,” a wallet phone case that helps users keep track of their credit cards. Their product will notify users when their cards have not been returned to their wallet, and also provide a record of the time and location of when they were removed.

The business venture is not only for their target consumers, but Castner as well. She admits to forgetting to put her credit card back in her wallet all the time.

Castner likes to spend her free time watching and playing sport, hanging out with friends and relaxing with family. She has a passion for travel and has visited many countries including: Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, England, and Switzerland.

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Austin Farrington, Marketing

"TRAC Band" (Monitoring Bracelet)

A system that utilizes Bluetooth beacons to set up a GeoFence that will help pinpoint the location of individuals in a facility that are wearing a bracelet or ID Badge with a supported Bluetooth device inside it. The bracelets or ID Badges will be catered and customized for the need of each business such as patients in nursing homes, children in daycare centers, and visitors in office buildings and school systems.

Austin Farrington, a native of Defiance, Ohio, is a senior in the College of Business majoring in marketing.  He is proposing a business venture called, “Trac Band” which is a system that utilizes Bluetooth beacons to set up a GeoFence that will help pinpoint the location of individuals that are wearing a bracelet or identification badge with a supported Bluetooth device in facilities such as nursing homes or daycares.

Farrington is a successful athlete who graduated high school as an honor graduate and two-sport letter winner. He went on to play football at Ohio Wesleyan University where he was a member of the NCAC Championship team before suffering a career ending injury, which brought him closer to home at BGSU.

In addition, Farrington spent his summer interning with the U.S. Marshall Service and Harley Davidson.  During his tenure at Harley Davidson, he was one of the highest producing sales associates.

Farrington aspires to pursue a career in business or with a federal law enforcement agency, such as the U.S. Marshalls or the Border Patrol.

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Giuseppe Giamanco, Chemistry

"Biodegradable Nature Beads"

I am proposing a bio-friendly alternative to plastic microparticles, which are an important ingredient in many consumer products. Microparticle useage is often banned for environmental reasons. My approach takes FDA-approved, food-grade polysaccharides and turns them into uniform particles that can be commercialized as fillers, exfoliants and even as vehicles for delivering active principles in cosmetic formulations.

Giuseppe Giammanco, a native of Venezuela, is a Ph.D. candidate in the Center for Photochemical Science at BGSU. He received a degree in chemistry from the University of the Andes. Before coming to BGSU, he pursued Master studies in Barcelona, Spain, where he earned a masters degree in Polymers and Biopolymers.

Giammanco is proposing a bio-friendly alternative to microparticles, called “Nature Beads.” This alternative could replace environmentally unfriendly, banned microparticles in fillers, exfoliates and cosmetic products.

A passion about design of new polymers is fueling the research for his business venture, and Giammanco is always looking for sustainable approaches to creating biodegradable and functional materials for biomedical applications.

“Everything we will ever need is given by nature.” That’s Giammanco’s motto, and as a scientist, he believes it is his job is to develop new technologies for using those resources; and as a chemist, his job is to transform things.

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Khory Katz, Finance and Sales & Services Marketing

"No-Hassle Lofted Beds"

With an easy to use lofting system, this bed can transform a small, cramped dorm room into a more functional space by allowing a student to easily and quickly loft a bed to better utilize the space under the bed. Using a counter weight system, this bed easily turns a three to four-person job into a simple, and efficient one-person job.

Khory Katz, a native of Parma, Ohio, is a sophomore majoring in Finance, Insurance and Sales and Services Marketing in the College of Business. He is proposing a no-hassle bed lofting solution to replace regular lofted bed currently being used in residence halls on university campuses.

The inspiration for this idea came when partner, Meredith Moore, mentioned how hard it was to loft and de-loft the beds within the residence halls. They began to think about how much easier it would be for the students if the beds didn’t need to be dismantled in order to change the height.

Other than his academics and his passion for entrepreneurship, Katz is a member of the student budget committee and is a brother of BGSU’s professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.

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Meredith Moore, Accounting and Finance

"No-Hassle Lofted Beds"

With an easy to use lofting system, this bed can transform a small, cramped dorm room into a more functional space by allowing a student to easily and quickly loft a bed to better utilize the space under the bed. Using a counter weight system, this bed easily turns a three to four-person job into a simple, and efficient one-person job.

Meredith Moore, a native of Dover, Ohio, is a junior majoring in Accounting and Finance in the College of Business. She is proposing a no-hassle bed lofting solution to replace regular lofted bed currently being used in residence halls on university campuses.

The idea was created with her business partner, Khory Katz, while discussing the difficulty of lofting and de-lofting beds in the residence halls. That fueled their business idea of a “No-Hassle Lofted Beds” design that allows a bed to slide up and down to easily loft and de-loft for students living in residence halls.

In her free time, Moore enjoys to cook and bake. She is also is a part of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity.

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Ryan Murphy, Engineering Technology, Mechanical Design

"Mobile Surveillance Robot"

Our idea is an autonomous robot "rover" of sorts that will provide parking security/attendant services in large ticket-enforced parking lots. This rover will be equipped with a camera and recognition software along with real-time communication with parking security/services head quarters to instantly notify personnel of illegally parked vehicles or even other suspicious activity.

Ryan Murphy, a native of Beavercreek, Ohio, is majoring in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Mechanical Design. He is a member of the Honors College and Honors Learning Community. He is proposing is a mobile surveillance robot that will provide parking security and attendant services in large ticket-enforced parking lots.

Murphy presents himself as the perfect candidate for proposing this venture because he is the founder and president of Falcon Robotics. As a representative of Falcon Robotics, he wants to build and commercialize an autonomous robot to serve various surveillance and security purposes.

In high school, Murphy wrestled and was the founder and president of the Political Opinions Club. He has lived in numerous states and towns throughout his life, but proudly calls America his home.

Confident in his Falcon Robotics’ idea, he and his partner, Aljabr Baqer, are putting together their strengths and utilizing Falcon Robotics to make their vision a reality.

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Collin Newton, Business Administration

"Smart Wallet"

A wallet phone case that will keep track of the customer's cards. There will be an app that will notify the customer when a card has not been placed in its proper spot within a limited amount of time.

Collin Newton, a native of Detroit, is a student in the College of Business Administration. Along with Kiersten Castner, he is proposing “Trace-Kace,” a wallet phone case that helps users keep track of their credit cards. Their product will notify users when their cards have not been returned to their wallet, and also provide a record of the time and location of when they were removed.

Newton graduated from an International Baccalaureate high school, which upon graduation brought him to BGSU. He jumped right by becoming a resident advisor, a student ambassador in the College of Business and the founder of the Run Happy Society.

Newton and Castner first met during their BGSU summer orientation, and have maintained a thriving friendship ever since. Together, Collin and Kiersten are going to pitch their idea to help people keep their money safe and keep people happy.

Newton’s passions are health and happiness, and he is excited to see his business venture potentially become a reality.

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Sophia Schmitz, Violin Performance

"Play to Play"

My idea is a music reading, theory, and aural skills curriculum that is disguised as an active board game.

Sophia Schmitz, a native of Perrysburg, is a senior majoring in Violin Performance and Entrepreneurship in the Honors College. She is proposing a music reading, theory and aural skills curriculum that is designed as an active board game.

Starting with a cardboard violin, Schmitz began her training in music at Bowling Green State University at age three. To her parents and teachers delight she advanced from the cardboard instrument to an actual violin and has since continued to flourish as a musician.

Prior to college, she divided her time between studying violin, piano, and ballet. During her sophomore year of high school, she discovered her talent for teaching music and dance.

In addition to pursuing her education, Schmitz is the founder and artistic director at The Black Swamp Fine Arts School. The fine arts have given abundant joy to Schmitz ‘s life and she is thrilled and blessed to be able to educate and inspire the next generation of artists.

 

2016 Mentors  

Pascal Bizarro, Ph.D.

Dr. Bizarro’s areas of expertise include accounting information systems, IT auditing, and information system assurance and control. He is currently working on XBRL GL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language Global Ledger) implementation and the impact of this new technology on the audit trail, as well as investigating the use of SQL (Structure Query Language) to perform audit procedures.

Among his professional accomplishments has been achieving and maintaining status as a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), which is especially valuable in the classroom. In addition to his certification, Dr. Bizarro has published one of the very few articles on XBRL in The CPA Journal, a top rated accounting practitioner journalDr. Bizarro was selected for the Primrose Family Professorship and received the 2015 College of Business Leadership Council Faculty Excellence Award for innovative use of technology in the classroom to improve learning outcomes.

 

Albert J. Caperna, ’76

Al Caperna has founded and owned numerous companies since receiving his BA degree from Bowling Green State University in 1976. His companies have produced a variety of patents, have been elected into Inc.’s “500 Honor Roll” and have been recognized as some of the fastest growing private businesses in America.

Caperna currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Century Marketing Corporation Group in Bowling Green, Ohio, one of the largest tape, label and tag converter businesses in the United States. His companies manufacture a wide array of print and recycling materials and systems, including food date coding systems, a printing equipment supplier of thermal and laser printers, and print holograms.

Caperna serves on numerous boards, including New Hope Christian Community Foundation, Bowling Green Covenant Church, and the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio. He is also currently a Dean’s Council representative and a member of the College of Business Alumni Advisory Board. He is an avid supporter of numerous community organizations, including Bowling Green Bobcat Hockey and Adopt America Network.

 

Art Curtis, ’71

Drawing on over 30 years of experience as CEO and COO of several major club and spa companies, Art Curtis formed Curtis Club Advisors, LLC in 2011 to serve the global club industry by providing advisory services that help companies grow and improve profitability.

Over the years, Curtis has led business turnarounds, successfully guided the acquisition of numerous companies, opened new clubs, developed and implemented new management systems, and created multi-year reinvestment plans resulting in the deployment of several hundred million dollars of capital.

Curtis graduated from BGSU in 1971 with a business pre-law degree.

 

Bruce Fisher, ’68

Bruce Fisher is a highly regarded leader in the swimming pool industry who was with the Hayward Pool Products Division of Hayward Industries for approximately 22 years. He joined the company in 1991 as Vice President of Marketing and held various vice presidential positions.

During his tenure, Fisher led Hayward's global expansion via strategic acquisitions and internal growth initiatives. He successfully spearheaded the expansion of Hayward's product line, brand, sales organization, and marketing department. He also is credited with introducing an industry-leading dealer relationship marketing program (Totally Hayward) that built partnerships between Hayward and its dealer network around the world. For the past three years he has driven the growth and profitability of Hayward’s International business segment to help offset the decline in the domestic market as a result of the 2008 recession.

An active volunteer within The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), Fisher served in 2010-11 as Chairman of the Manufacturer's Council and was elected to the Board of Directors of the APSP Trade Association in 2013 as its first outside director.

Prior to joining Hayward, Fisher held several vice president positions with Lightolier, a division of Genlyte, now owned by Phillips Lighting. He was also General Manager and COO of The Light Store, a start-up retailer/wholesaler of lighting products and ceiling fans located in Texas and Colorado.

Fisher earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and has served as an executive-in-residence for the College of Business Administration at various times since graduating in 1968. He joined the Northwest New Jersey Chapter 24 of SCORE (sponsored by the Small Business Administration) in March of 2013, a volunteer organization that mentors entrepreneurs and small businesses.

 

Paul Hooker, ’75

In 1977, just two years after graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Paul Hooker purchased the New York City- based luxury household linen importer, SFERRA, from the last of two family members who started the firm in 1891, Enrico and Albert Sferra. Hooker recognized the need to maintain the company's identity and encourage growth within the luxury market. With that in mind, he took SFERRA from a one-room office on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to a 35,000-square-foot distribution facility in Edison, New Jersey, plus a showroom in New York City. In the process, Hooker grew annual sales from $250,000 in 1977 to over $30 million in 2011.

Hooker's tireless focus to develop new business and his attention to details have established SFERRA's leadership position in the luxury linens industry and galvanized the company's emergence into the new global economy. Today SFERRA presents the most comprehensive range of luxury home textiles for the bed, bath and table worldwide.

Hooker umpires varsity high school baseball and was the varsity baseball coach at Red Bank Catholic High School from 1974-2000. In 1990, he and his wife Margo founded a not-for-profit sports program for children with disabilities, named Challenged Youth Sports. Today, CYS assists over 150 families with programs in basketball, soccer, Little League softball, golf, flag football and tennis. Hooker’s plans are to take CYS national, making his volunteer-run program available nationwide to children with special needs. He has also worked with BGSU student Luke Sims to launch RallyCap Sports, a nonprofit at BGSU that helps people with special needs participate in sports.

 

Edward G. Leedom, ’89

Leedom started his career with Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. in 1989 and held various positions in the sales/marketing area from 1989 to 1996. From 1997 to 2001, he was Regional Marketing Director in the Great Lakes region for First Mercantile TrustCompany.

Leedom rejoined Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. in 2001. As a Senior Vice President of Harbor Funds Distributors, he develops and maintains new and existing institutional client relationships in the Lower Midwest region as well as manages internal sales support activities.

Leedom received a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in 1989 and a CFP designation from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, CO.

 

Mariana Mitova, ’04, ’08

Mitova is a lecturer in the Apparel Merchandising and Product Development (AMPD) program at BGSU. She is passionate about her work and the students she mentors.

Mitova is an MBA graduate of BGSU’s College of Business and is pursuing a Doctorate in Leadership Studies in BGSU’s College of Education and Human Development. Her bachelor degrees include a BS in Finance from Southwest University, Bulgaria, and a BS in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development from BGSU.

Mitova’s entrepreneurship journey began in 2003 when her husband moved forward with his life-long dream to open a restaurant. That year, Naslada Bistro opened its doors in the food court of Woodland Mall. Three years later, Mitova and her husband relocated the restaurant to its current location in downtown Bowling Green.

As the support person in the endeavor, she managed bookkeeping, financials, tax filing and payroll until the business grew large enough to support the expense of accounting service. She also worked with her husband to build the brand customers see today. The couple recently celebrated 12 years in business in a very competitive industry, where only 3% survive past the first two years.

 

Bob Venzel, ’76, ’78

Bob Venzel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Bowling Green State University in 1976 and an MBA in 1978. In 1991, he became the co-owner of Venzel Communications, Inc., an advertising and public relations agency based in Perrysburg, Ohio. The company’s work encompasses a variety of non-profit and for-profit clients in a cross-section of industries including business, manufacturing, education, health care and municipalities.

 

2016 Investors

Earle Malm, ’71

Malm began his career with RCA where he held Senior Executive positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management. He was responsible for revitalizing RCA’s Consumer Services business, expanding RCA’s Commercial Television business and leading the development of new business ventures into communications and services businesses.

Prior to joining ValueClick, Malm embarked in the investment industry with GT Capital Management, Inc. Initially he was responsible for developing GT Capital’s Institutional Business and later he assumed responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer for the GT Global Mutual Funds.

After successfully completing the ValueClick IPO, Malm returned to the investment industry as President and CEO of HighMark Capital Management, Inc., a wholly-owned registered investment advisory firm of Union Bank located in San Francisco. During his tenure, Malm was Chairman of HighMark’s Board of Directors, President of HighMark Funds and a Trustee of the HighMark Funds Board. In addition, he was a member of HighMark’s Investment Policy Committee and a member of Union Bank’s Fiduciary Management Committee.

Since retiring from an active senior executive role in 2012, Malm has devoted his time to entrepreneurial, consulting and advisory activities through NVMLI, Inc., his private investment company. He serves as a member of the Service Marketing Institute Business Advisory Board for the College of Business Administration at BGSU. He was one of five inaugural alumni investors in BGSU’s entrepreneurial program, “The Hatch”, a college version of the television show “Shark Tank,” and continues this year as an investor.

Malm earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1971 from BGSU. In 2008, he was honored as one of BGSU’S Accomplished Graduates from the College of Business. He has been named to Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.

 

Joseph Fisch, Jr., ’71

Fisch has over 40 years of experience in the premium alcoholic beverage industry.

After graduating from BGSU with a BS in Business Administration, Fisch began his business career in the Management Trainee Program at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., the worldwide leader in wine and spirits sales based in New York City.

During his 25-year career with Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Fisch held various senior executive positions within Seagram's premium spirits and beverage divisions.

At the age of 30, Fisch became the company’s youngest Regional Vice President, managing the Chicago-based Central Division of Seagram’s specialty import brands company, The General Wine & Spirits Company. Three years later, Fisch was elevated to the Seagram Corporation’s largest spirit unit, The Seagram Distillers Company, managing its most profitable Eastern Division based in New York.

In 1989, Fisch was promoted to Senior Vice President Central Division based in Chicago of the newly created House of Seagram, which managed the corporation’s entire spirits portfolio. In this position, Fisch developed and oversaw aggressive growth and increased market share within the industry. In 1991, he returned to New York to oversee the House of Seagram’s most profitable spirits unit, the Atlantic-Pacific region.

In 1993, Fisch was appointed to the title of President of the Seagram Beverage Company. During his tenure, he created and initiated a strategic plan to expand the company into the high-end craft and imported beer sectors, while at the same time, recreating the company’s flagship Seagram Cooler portfolio of brands.

Fisch redefined Seagram’s corporate role within alcoholic beverages and the company’s competitive set. With the importation of Grolsch from Holland, (one of the leading Dutch beers nationally), and creating a joint venture with the Boston Beer Company (the maker of Samuel Adams), Fisch directed Seagram’s entry into the beer business.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Fisch was inducted into the BGSU Dallas-Hamilton Entrpreneurial Hall of Fame in 2013.

 

Brian Sokol, ’82, ’84

After receiving his MBA from BGSU, Sokol joined Loctite and served in marketing and sales management capacities over the next nine years. As vice president of marketing, Sokol was responsible for the commercialization of automotive aftermarket products in international markets, ranging from Venezuela and Mexico to Japan and Europe.

Later, Sokol joined Blue Coral, a privately held auto appearance products business. As president, through a combination of new consumer products and innovative direct response advertising, his management team grew the company from $33 million to $76 million in annual revenue, culminating in a sale to Quaker State in 1996 for over $100 million.

As a corporate executive with Quaker State Oil Company, Sokol was responsible for the acquisition and merger of four consumer products businesses, which, along with targeted marketing initiatives, resulted in a growth of the enterprise to over $150 million in revenue. Quaker State was sold in 1998 to Pennzoil Lubricants, and Sokol was named president of the consumer products group, where he dramatically reduced costs by integrating supply chain logistics and creating a 350,000 square foot world-class manufacturing/distribution facility for the specialty chemical consumer products business.

Sokol invented or co-invented six patented appearance products, and his company received numerous Vendor of the Year awards from major retail partners such as Canadian Tire, Autozone, and Advance Auto.

In 2001, Sokol founded The Idea Institute. His business created and commercialized new products for such clients as Kimberly Clark, Slazenger Golf, and Activity Targeted Supplements.

 

Mira Gearhart

Gearhart is currently President of Orion Consulting Ltd. She has had a 29-year history with Eaton Corporation as a plant manager, business unit manager, global integration manager, and as a senior manager for operational excellence for Electrical Americas organization.

She is a founding member of X-Squared Angels, a Columbus, Ohio-based angel investor group, and also holds membership in the Ohio Tech Angels Fund and TechColumbus Advisor Network.

Gearhart has also been a Lead Examiner and Member for The Partnership for Excellence (TPE), a Baldrige-based organization serving organizations business, education, government, healthcare and non-profit organizations based in Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia. She is also a Principal Investor in AMS Advanced Machinery Systems, in Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Involved!

Many BGSU alumni have launched their own start ups and can share their insights and provide valuable business advice to students who want to follow in their footsteps. A perfect way for doing this is to serve as a mentor or angel investor for the Falcon Hatchery.

Mentors will work with students to prepare business idea presentations. The Dallas-Hamilton director coordinates the eight week mentorship program between students and mentors. Mentors and students may interact in person and/or via telephone and email to complete the business idea presentation. 

If you would like to guide students and help them make their business dream come true, then please send your resume and a 500 word statement of mentorship qualifications to Dean Ray Braun, rwbraun@bgsu.edu.

Perhaps you don’t have the time to be a mentor. A beneficial way to help our students make their dream of a business venture come true is to consider becoming an angel investor. These special investors will participate on a panel to review student presentations for potential investments.  

If you are interested in being an angel investor, please send your resume and a 500 word statement of qualifications including your capacity to invest in new businesses to Dean Ray Braun, rwbraun@bgsu.edu.