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April Newsletter 2019

Ray Braun
Dean Ray Braun '80

Thank you to the thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni and business leaders who participated in E-Week, the week-long celebration of entrepreneurship at BGSU.

The week featured a series of Lunch and Learns led by successful entrepreneurs who shared their unique perspectives. Four new members were inducted into the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame - William Dabbelt, David Hainline, and Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer. We hosted a panel of exceptional women business leaders at the first Women in Entrepreneurship Panel event. Six out of eight student business ideas received support from Falcon Investors at the highly-popular The Hatch™. There were 22 high school Hatch Watch parties from states as far away as California, Connecticut, and Arizona, and even one in Spain, along with more than 40 Hatch Watch parties hosted by individuals. We ended the week listening to renowned experts on blockchain at the sold-out Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship.

Besides entrepreneurial events, we hosted advisory board meetings and the prestigious Insiders’ Luncheon, where three high-achieving business students – senior Jon Wenning, sophomore Janae Johnson, and senior Phuong “Emily” Hguyen from Vietnam - were featured speakers. During the luncheon, three outstanding faculty were honored with the Leadership Council’s Faculty Excellence Awards – Katie Sobota (Teaching), Steve Cady (Engaging with Industry) and Liuling Liu (Research).

The future home of the BGSU College of Business, the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center, continues to take shape as the outside building walls are being put in place. See what has been accomplished by viewing the live construction camera.

In a few weeks we will recognize our Karl E. Vogt Outstanding Senior and will send off another class of career-ready graduates as we close out another highly successful academic year.

Thank you for reading Biz News and learning how we continue Going Beyond Business As Usual!

Dean Ray Braun ‘80

Hall of Fame

The prestigious Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame recognizes those who have achieved distinction for founding, leading or building a new business enterprise. Four outstanding innovators – William Dabbelt ‘78, David Hainline ‘83, and Robert W. ‘65 and Patricia A. Maurer - were inducted into the Hall of Fame during E-Week.
Read more about the innovators →

The Hatch
In the spirit of "Shark Tank," eight student entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to alumni investors during The Hatch™ on April 11 at the Stroh Center. With $100,000 pledged to student start-ups, The Hatch 2019 set a new investment record. Hatchlings worked with alumni mentors for weeks to polish their pitches.
Read which Hatchlings received support and their business idea →


Blockchain Experts Share Valuable Insight at Sebo Series
Hundreds packed the Lenhart Grand Ballroom on April 12 to learn more about blockchain, the latest business disruptor, at the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship. Experts from Walmart, Microsoft and Accenture Operations presented at the sold-out event. Don Tapscott, co-founder and executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, was the keynote speaker. The luncheon speaker was alumnus Mark Berman ’74, ’76, an international financial services consultant and a former U.S. and U.K. regulator.
Learn more about the Sebo speakers →

Biz Bits
There’s more great news to share in the College of Business on our Biz Bits page!
  • Business Leader Shares Insight on Company Launch – BIOHM Health
  • Journeys to Success for Two Entrepreneurs
  • NCAA Chief Medical Officer Presents at Lunch and Learn
  • Women in Entrepreneurship Panel Inspires Innovation
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gives Startup Advice
Read more about what's happening in the College of Business →