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CALENDAR ITEM: UConn business school celebrates entrepreneurship Nov. 19 (Released: 10/28/97)

by Richard Veilleux, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut’s 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 day’s events includes:

  • 1-2 p.m.: Business Case Presentation, by UConn MBA students. Room 122, School of Business Administration, Storrs campus.
  • 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 Bob’s Discount Furniture; Richard "Dick" Munro, chairman of Genentech Inc., one of the world’s 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 Administration
  • 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.