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(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/​e​w​eek.

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​.north​eastern​.edu.