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Northeastern University Celebrates Entrepreneurship With Week of Events for Students and Community

Contact: John Natale at 617-373-2802

(2-23-07) BOSTON, Mass. – Northeastern University will host a week of workshops, panel discussions, and networking activities that celebrate entrepreneurship and provide college students and Boston residents with resources and advice on starting their own businesses, taking place from February 26 to March 2.

These events are part of EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, a nationwide initiative for promoting entrepreneurship comprised of 1,000 schools, businesses, and partnering organizations, and co-sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, a $2 billion institution that advocates business creation and improving education.

EntrepreneurshipWeek USA activities at Northeastern will include:

• Breakfast of Champions panel discussions, where faculty and business leaders discuss entrepreneurial opportunities in the cutting-edge fields of music, gaming, biotechnology, health technology, and nanotechnology. Guest speakers will include executives from the music, video game, and pharmaceutical industries.

• A Minority Entrepreneurs Networking Event bringing together business leaders from diverse backgrounds who will discuss challenges they have faced and successes they have enjoyed as entrepreneurs. Speakers include the founders of Causemedia, Functional Pharmaceuticals, and the Waldwin Group.

• Entrepreneurship Workshops, where faculty and business leaders provide advice on such topics as starting a business, attracting investors, and identifying opportunities in such fields as digital media, music, and social activism. Northeastern will also host a “Web 2.0” workshop on harnessing new technologies to ensure entrepreneurial success.

• An Entrepreneurship Resources Fair, where business owners and budding entrepreneurs can connect with organizations that provide small business loans, access to technical and administrative resources, small business counseling, and economic development services.

For a complete list of dates, times, and locations, please see the schedule below, or visit www.neu.edu/eweek.

About the Sponsors:
EntrepreneurshipWeek USA events at Northeastern are sponsored by Analog Devices, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Charles River Ventures, EO Boston, First Light Capital, Foster-Miller, Highland Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Boston’s Office of Business Development, along with Northeastern’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship (STE) and College of Business Administration (CBA), the Boston Public Library, create BOSTON, Junior Achievement, The Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN).

Monday, 2/26

Breakfast of Champions – Entrepreneurship in the Biotech Industry
7:30 am – 9:30 am
Pavilion at the Alumni Center

Workshop – Entrepreneurship and the Family Business
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
444-448 Curry Student Center

Workshop – Negotiating to Yes
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
312 Ell Hall

Entrepreneurs in the Movies – “Risky Business” and “Trading Places“
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
346 Curry Student Center

Tuesday 2/27

Breakfast of Champions – Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry
7:30 am – 9:30 am
Pavilion at the Alumni Center

Entrepreneurship Resources Fair
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Curry Student Center, Rooms 442-444

Workshop – Social Entrepreneurship
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
450 Dodge Hall

Workshop – Entrepreneurship in Digital Media
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
458 Richards Hall

Special Event – Web 2.0 Technology: How Does It Impact Today’s Entrepreneur?
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
450 Dodge Hall

Entrepreneurs in the Movies – “Aviator” and “Wall Street”
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
348 Curry Student Center

Wednesday 2/28

Breakfast of Champions – Entrepreneurship in the Game Industry
7:30 am – 9:30 am
444-448 Curry Student Center

Workshop – The Five Must-Do Steps to Starting Your Own Business
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
450 Dodge Hall

Workshop – Technology in the Music Industry
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
312 Ell Hall

Special Event – Minority Entrepreneurs Networking Event
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Engineering

Entrepreneurs in the Movies – “Trading Places” and “Aviator”
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
348 Curry Student Center

Thursday, 3/1

Breakfast of Champions – Entrepreneurship in Health and Technology
7:30 am – 9:30 am
Pavilion at the Alumni Center

Workshop – The Art and Science of Raising Money
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
444-448 Curry Student Center

Workshop – Entrepreneurship in the International Community
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
312 Ell Hall

Entrepreneurs in the Movies – “Tucker” and “Risky Business”
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
322 Curry Student Center

Friday 3/2

Breakfast of Champions – Nanotechnology and Entrepreneurship
7:30 am – 9:30 am
Pavilion at the Alumni Center

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit www.northeastern.edu.