Area entrepreneurs to lead discussion at Stevenson University’s 2015 Entrepreneurship Symposium

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Stevenson University will host its 2015 Entrepreneurship Symposium, “New Ideas for a New Day,” on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rockland Banquet Room, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The event will feature two keynote addresses and three discussion panels from several of the area’s top business leaders as well as ample networking opportunities for students and professionals in attendance.

Registration is free for Stevenson students and $25 for the general public. Registration information and a complete list of speakers and discussion participants is available here.

The event will be bookended by keynote addresses from Aris Melissaratos, Dean of Stevenson’s Brown School of Business and Leadership, and John W. Davis II, CEO and Founder of N&C Inc.

Between the morning and afternoon keynotes will be panel discussions on three diverse elements of entrepreneurship, including a conversation from Deb Tillet and Neil R. Davis—leads from two of Maryland’s largest incubators. The discussion, titled, “Edison as an Entrepreneurs: 99 Ways It Wouldn’t Work,” will feature some practical advice for individuals looking to spark a new business idea.

“We know that locally there is a strong demand for entrepreneurship education,” said Philip van Berten, Associate Professor of Marketing. “Our hope is that this program reinforces students’ entrepreneurial ambitions by seeing live examples on stage. Additionally this event will help students develop their network, which is a valuable experience for any entrepreneur.”

For more information on the 2015 Entrepreneurship Symposium, contact Vanessa Griffin at 443-352-4219.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

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