BGSU celebrates E-Week

The entrepreneurial spirit comes alive at the University this week (April 7-11) as the College of Business Administration celebrates innovation in business during Entrepreneurship Week, or E-Week.

E-Week kicks off at 9:30 a.m. today with a breakfast in the David J. Joseph Company Business Hub on the second floor of the Business Administration Building. The event will feature comments from Krysten Jablonowski, founder and president of Cribs on Campus and a 2013 Hatch participant who launched her own business.

Lunch and Learn events will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday in the Business Hub. Panelists include local business owners and BGSU faculty members.

“Unexpected Legal Issues for Small Businesses” will be addressed from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday in 101A Olscamp Hall. Three sessions will be held, on Immigration Laws and Business Impact, Trade Secrets Litigation, and Commercial Leases. Student entrepreneurs will present their business ideas that evening from 7-9 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The event, modeled after the TV show “Shark Tank,” features students presenting their ideas to a panel of investors as they vie for startup funds.

On Thursday, the newest class will be inducted into the Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are alumni Earle Malm, retired vice chairman and president of ValueClick, an online advertising company now known as Conversant; Valerie Newell, founder and chairman of RiverPoint Capital Management (and former BGSU trustee); Lori Steele, one of the world’s top experts in election modernization; and Kermit Stroh, co-founder of Moulton Gas Service, also a former trustee.

The 11th annual Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship will bring events to a close on Friday. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom. This year’s keynote speaker is Daymond John, investor on “Shark Tank,” branding expert and founder of clothing line FUBU. Other featured speakers include Tom Embrescia, chairman, Second Generation, Ltd.; Paul Hooker, owner and former CEO of Sferra Fine Linens, and Lori Steele, founder and CEO of Everyone Counts and Dallas-Hamilton Hall of Fame inductee.

See the full schedule.