CALENDAR ITEM: UConn business school celebrates
entrepreneurship Nov. 19 (Released:
by Richard Veilleux, Office of University Communications.
STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticuts School of
Business Administration will celebrate Connecticut Entrepreneurship
Day Nov. 19, with a half-day of events. The celebration will begin
with a 1 p.m. case analysis of an entrepreneurial start-up company
and end with a 7 p.m. distinguished lecture by J. Richard
"Dick" Munro, chairman of Genentech Inc., a biotechnology
research and development company in San Francisco that uses human
genetic information to develop, manufacture, and market
pharmaceuticals that address unmet medical needs.
A breakdown of the days events includes:
- 1-2 p.m.: Business Case Presentation, by UConn MBA
students. Room 122, School of Business Administration, Storrs
- 2:15-3:15 p.m.: Entrepreneurship as a Process, an
interactive panel discussion with five successful entrepreneurs
including Brian J. Foley, president/CEO of Apple Health Care and
owner of the Connecticut Pride CBA franchise; Robert Kaufman,
founder and president of Bobs Discount Furniture; Richard
"Dick" Munro, chairman of Genentech Inc., one of the
worlds first biotechnology companies; Raymond Neag, executive
vice president of Arrow International Inc.; and Lisa Wilson-Foley,
who has established six separate, successful businesses since 1989.
Room 122, School of Business Administration.
- 3:30-5:15 p.m.: Business Plan Competition. Three
student-developed business plans will be presented and evaluated by
entrepreneur judges. Room 122, School of Business
- 7 p.m.: 10th Annual Thomas J. and Bette Wolff Family
Program in Entrepreneurship Distinguished Lecture, Leading in
the Age of Entrepreneurship, featuring J. Richard
"Dick" Munro, chairman of Genentech Inc., of San
Francisco and former chairman of Time Warner Inc. The lecture will
be held at Jorgensen Auditorium.
All events are free and open to the public. For information call
Diane Mitchell at (860) 486-5740.