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Free Lunch Friday

Please join the Entrepreneurship Club each Friday afternoon to feed your brain with entrepreneurial knowledge. They have lined up a series of interesting entrepreneurs to share their wisdom and experiences with you. Each Friday we'll bring one to campus to give a brief talk and then answer your questions. Free Lunch Friday will be held at the Venture Development Center located at 132 E. Delaware Ave. from 12 - 1:30 p.m. every Friday.


Spring Semester Events

Friday, February 14 | "Semester Kick-off at the New Venture Development Center"


Friday, February 21 | “Staying Competitive as a Brick and Mortar Business in the Internet Era”Donna O'Dell Hoke, founder and owner of Unique Impressions


Friday, February 28 | “Encouraging Growth through Management” Thomas Kane, president of Network Building and Consulting


Friday, March 7 | “So I think I have a business… now I need fuel in the tank.” Navigating the World of Capitalizing New BusinessesSteve Friedman '82, Startup advisor & Horn Program advisory board member


Friday, March 14 | “Adapting to the Environment and Handling Rapid Growth” | Sean Darras '08, owner of Luxtech


Friday, March 21 | “Innovative Organization and Exit Strategies” | Phil Lavin, founder of Averion International


Friday, April 11 | “Bootstrapping and Hiring the Right People” | Dave Mays '04, owner of DJ Amaze, LLC


Friday, April 18 | Rob Cook, president & CEO at Speakman Company


Friday, April 25 | “Social Entrepreneurship and Doing What You Love” | Molly Hayward, owner of Cora


Friday, May 2 | “Sustainable Business and Opportunity Creation” | Thomas Luginbill '09, owner & CEO of Solair Systems


Friday, May 9 | TBD


Friday, May 16 | Jill Ehrlich, fashion entrepreneur and owner of Style Studio by LuLu

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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