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March Newsletter 2019

Ray Braun
Dean Ray Braun '80

As we approach the halfway point of spring semester, we are excited about upcoming events and a new executive program.

The biggest events of the year take place during our celebration of entrepreneurship, E-week, which is April 8-12. The week-long celebration brings together thousands of students, alumni, business and community leaders, faculty, staff, and entrepreneurial experts. Together, we focus and inspire innovation in business and our business education programs.

The week begins with a series of lunch and learns featuring speakers who will share their roadmaps to success. New this year, a Women in Entrepreneurship Panel will highlight four outstanding women business leaders and innovators. This year's entrepreneur-in-residence is Mark West, CEO of Shared Clarity, who will meet with aspiring student entrepreneurs.

We will induct four honorees to the prestigious Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame: Bill Dabbelt, David Hainline and Bob and Pat Maurer. We will also host the Insiders' Luncheon, led this year by our students. The Hatch™ and HatchTonight will take place in the Stroh Center and we anticipate thousands to be in attendance. The week culminates with the sold-out Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship, featuring the theme “Blockchain: The Next Big Disruptor is Here”.

In addition to E-week, we are in the midst of recruiting our first cohort for fall 2019 for the new Executive Doctorate in Organization Development and Change degree program. The innovative program is designed to open new avenues of opportunity for experienced professionals who wish to lead transformational change in business, organizations, education and communities.

This special edition College of Business update previews the exciting E-week events. We hope you join us on campus to celebrate innovation!

Dean Ray Braun ‘80


Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship to Feature Blockchain
World-renowned experts will present their insights on blockchain, the next business disruptor, at the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship on Friday, April 12. The keynote speaker will be Don Tapscott, co-founder and executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute. The day also includes blockchain sessions with leaders from Microsoft, Accenture and Walmart. In addition, the luncheon speaker features a BGSU alumnus who is an international financial services consultant and a former U.S. and U.K. regulator.
Read more about the Sebo Series speakers →

Alumni Mentors Prepare Hatchlings for The Hatch™
Since January, alumni mentors have been hard at work advising their 2019 Hatchlings. The student entrepreneurs are preparing and polishing their presentations for a group of Falcon Investors who will eagerly hear their pitches on April 11 at 6 p.m. in the Stroh Center.
Read more about The Hatch mentors and investors →

Brian Sokol

Sokol Selected as Associate Director of BGSU’s Entrepreneurship Center
BGSU alumnus Brian Sokol '82, '84 has been selected as the associate director and entrepreneur-in-residence of the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. As a patented inventor and co-inventor on multiple high-profile consumer products, Sokol's operational cornerstone is innovation. This new position will work closely with the Center’s director, Kirk D. Kern, to continue to expand the mission.
Read more about the experience Sokol brings to BGSU →

Biz Bits
There’s more great news to share in the College of Business on our Biz Bits page!
  • Student Managed Fund Beats S & P Despite Stocks’ Volatility
  • AMA Team Earns ‘Commendable’ Rating in National Case Competition
  • Study Abroad International Marketing Course Being Offered Winter Session 2020
  • BGSU Sales Team Captures 5th at Toledo Competition
Read more Biz Bits →