Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week)


Mark your calendar for E-Week 2019: April 8-12!

This week is filled with a host of events including The Hatch, and our grand finale, the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship. There are many opportunities to engage with the College of Business through lunch and learns, panel discussions and presentations from world-renowned speakers! The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Overview of the 2018 E-Week Events

Entrepreneur in Residence

David Hainline smDavid Hainline '83, CEO, CSI

David brings diverse experience to his role as CEO of CSI-Florida. As owner of CSI-DC, the award winning sister company that CSI-Florida is modeled after, David ensures consistency in what clients can expect in either destination.  CSI continues to expand with new offices in The Virgin Islands, soon to open in Texas and in a joint partnership in The Bahamas.  David resides in Key West, Florida, and is strategically positioned to serve client needs in the area as only a local resident can!

David has always had a passion for results. Formerly, he spent 16 years in the broadcasting industry, where he sold and managed national accounts totaling over 12 million dollars for Infinity Broadcasting. David has served in a leadership capacity within many prestigious associations throughout the hospitality industry.


Bachelor of Arts, College of Arts & Sciences [1983] Bowling Green State University


David was a member of the Leadership Committee of the Professional Conference Management Association, served on the Annual Meeting Committee of the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association, chaired the Marketing Committee of the DMC Network, and sat on the Tourism Committee of the Washington, D.C. Convention & Tourism Corporation (now Destination DC).

David was a recipient of the 2006 Accomplished Graduate Award for the College of Arts and Sciences.  He also served on the Alumni Board.

David will be available Wednesday, April 18 from 12:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. in the David J. Joseph Company Business Hub, 2nd Floor, College of Business. Contact Khory Katz to schedule an appointment at kkatz@bgsu.edu.



Monday April 16 
12:00 - 1:00
Gary Benz, Senior Vice President Strategy & Innovation, First Energy Corporation
Intrapreneurship, innovation, and strategy at First Energy
The David J. Joseph Company Business Hub, 2nd Floor, College of Business, BGSU


Tuesday April 17
10:30 - 11:15
Katie (Fazekas) James, FarmHER & Owner/Founder of Teal Tractor
Community Supported Agriculture from farm to table. Meet this growing “FarmHer,” and hear her colorful story.
The David J. Joseph Company Business Hub, 2nd Floor, College of Business, BGSU


Wednesday April 18
12:00 - 1:00
Mark West, President, SharedClarity
Being an intrapreneur of procurement in the high-impact medical product market.  
The David J. Joseph Company Business Hub, 2nd Floor, College of Business, BGSU 




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