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Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Cottrell Center
College of Business and Public Management
Third Floor
Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2014
Email: cottrellcenter@wcupa.edu

Archive Events

Cottrell Center Business Idea Competition Business Idea Pitch

June 3, 2013 | 5:30–8:30 pm
Room 106, WCU Graduate Center, 1160 McDermott Drive, West Chester

Ten business ideas will be presented to angel investors to win cash and other prizes.

Cottrell Center Entrepreneurship Workshop

April 30, 2013 | 11:00 am–12:00 noon
Ballroom 10B, Sykes Student Union

Learn from entrepreneur Thais da Silva, winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, how she successfully started and grew her business. Cupcakes will be served. Workshop is free but limited to 20 participants. Email cottrellcenter@wcupa.edu to register

Featuring: Thais da Silva, Founder, Dia Doce Gourmet

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series

April 16, 2013 | 12:30–1:30 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Learn from experienced entrepreneurs George Schnyder and Matt Jesson how to successfully launch and grow a business. The speakers will discuss the importance of finding a mentor to guide you in starting and growing a business.

Guest Presentation by: George H. Schnyder, CEO, IBS Direct & Matt Jesson, WCU Alumnus; Founder and President, Green Lawn Fertilizing, Want to be an Entrepreneur: Find a Mentor

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series Co-hosted by WCU Net Impact

March 28, 2013 | 12:30–1:30 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Learn from experienced entrepreneurs George Schnyder and Matt Jesson how to successfully launch and grow a business. The speakers will discuss the importance of finding a mentor to guide you in starting and growing a business.

Guest Presentation by: John Sacharock, founder and President of Golden Valley Farms, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship: The Story of Golden Valley Farms

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series

February 7, 2013 | 12:30–1:30 pm
Anderson Hall, Room 205

Howard Lubert is the Founder, Managing Partner and Senior Analyst of SafeHatch, LLC, the technical and business consultancy services organization. SafeHatch Provides Business Acceleration and Corporate Advisory Services to start-up and emerging technology companies and distressed publicly traded companies. An accredited investor, Mr. Lubert also co-founded and leads the Keiretsu Forum (www.KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com) with chapters in Philadelphia, DC and Pittsburgh. Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest private equity angel investment network and with than 900 accredited investor members in 26 chapters on 3 continents who have invested more than $350m in early stage companies since its inception in 2000.

Guest Presentation by: Howard Lubert, PhD, Entrepreneur in Residence

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series Start Thinking About Your Successful Business Now!

October 18, 2012 | 11 am–12 noon
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Hall

Howard Lubert is the Founder, Managing Partner and Senior Analyst of SafeHatch, LLC, the technical and business consultancy services organization. SafeHatch Provides Business Acceleration and Corporate Advisory Services to start-up and emerging technology companies and distressed publicly traded companies. An accredited investor, Mr. Lubert also co-founded and leads the Keiretsu Forum (www.KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com) with chapters in Philadelphia, DC and Pittsburgh. Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest private equity angel investment network and with than 900 accredited investor members in 26 chapters on 3 continents who have invested more than $350m in early stage companies since its inception in 2000.

Guest Presentation by: Howard Lubert, PhD, Entrepreneur in Residence

Session 5 (BP IV) -Financing the Business and Feasibility Decision

September 27, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

This final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. We discuss various sources of funding, credit scoring, and the 5 C's of Credit." A bank loan officer will join the workshop to give you an inside view of what a banker is looking for and how he/she assesses your plan.

Fee: $25

Session 4 (BP III) -Financial Projections

September 20, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Financial Projections- This workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Fee: $25

How To Start And Operate a Small Business

September 19, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341 (map)

You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, this workshop is still right for you. Starting a Small Business: If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Small Business Assistance Center.

Closing the Sale

September 18, 2012 | 6:05–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Chester County SCORE in partnership with the Exton Library of the Chester County Library System will present a small business seminar. The seminar will be held at the Exton Library There is a $5.00 fee to be paid at the door. Preregistration is required and can be done at the Exton Library, online at http://www.ccls.org/ at find an event, or by calling 610-280-2624. The Exton Library is located at 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, Pa.

Session 3 (BP II) -Marketing

September 13, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Marketing- This workshop covers important marketing concepts such as: What is marketing? What does marketing include? And what makes your product and/or service unique? Other topics include pricing strategies, market information resources, market 'positioning,'" marketing communications, the difference between features and benefits.

Fee: $25

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series

September 13, 2012 | 11 am–12 noon
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Hall

Serial entrepreneur, Steven J. Washington, is the President of the Washington Investment Group, a real estate investment company. Mr. Washington started his business while a student at West Chester University studying finance. His extensive knowledge of real estate investing resulted in being named as one of the nation's Top 100 Entrepreneurs under thirty years old. He was recognized at The White House and has been featured in national newspapers and media outlets for his many entrepreneurial endeavors.

Guest Presentation by: Steven Washington, President, Washington Investment Group

Session 2 (BP I) - Business Concepts

September 6, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Business Concepts - First of a four part business planning series. In this course, you will learn a personal business plan model that gives you step-by-step guidance in researching and writing your business plan. This workshop's topics include: getting in 'shape' to start a small business, target marketing, descriptions of products and services.

Fee: $25

Session 5 (BP IV) -Financing the Business and Feasibility Decision

June 14, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

This final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. We discuss various sources of funding, credit scoring, and the 5 C's of Credit." A bank loan officer will join the workshop to give you an inside view of what a banker is looking for and how he/she assesses your plan.

Fee: $25

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics

June 13, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics, You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: organization, management, location, marketing, cash flow, and sources of funding. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations.

How To Start And Operate a Small Business

June 13, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341 (map)

You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, this workshop is still right for you. Starting a Small Business: If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Small Business Assistance Center.

Session 4 (BP III) -Financial Projections

June 7, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Financial Projections- This workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Fee: $25

Session 3 (BP II) -Marketing

June 7, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Marketing- This workshop covers important marketing concepts such as: What is marketing? What does marketing include? And what makes your product and/or service unique? Other topics include pricing strategies, market information resources, market 'positioning,'" marketing communications, the difference between features and benefits.

Fee: $25

Session 2 (BP I) - Business Concepts

May 4, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Business Concepts - First of a four part business planning series. In this course, you will learn a personal business plan model that gives you step-by-step guidance in researching and writing your business plan. This workshop's topics include: getting in 'shape' to start a small business, target marketing, descriptions of products and services.

Fee: $25

How To Start And Operate a Small Business

May 26, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341 (map)

You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, this workshop is still right for you. Starting a Small Business: If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Small Business Assistance Center.

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics

May 26, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics, You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: organization, management, location, marketing, cash flow, and sources of funding. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations.

Session 5 (BP IV) -Financing the Business and Feasibility Decision

May 10, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

This final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. We discuss various sources of funding, credit scoring, and the 5 C's of Credit." A bank loan officer will join the workshop to give you an inside view of what a banker is looking for and how he/she assesses your plan.

Fee: $25

Session 4 (BP III) -Financial Projections

May 3, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Financial Projections- This workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Fee: $25

Session 3 (BP II) -Marketing

April 26, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Marketing- This workshop covers important marketing concepts such as: What is marketing? What does marketing include? And what makes your product and/or service unique? Other topics include pricing strategies, market information resources, market 'positioning,'" marketing communications, the difference between features and benefits.

Fee: $25

10 Common Mistakes that Could Jeopardize your Business

April 24, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
720 First Ave. Berwyn, PA 19312

Session 2 (BP I) - Business Concepts

April 19, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Business Concepts - First of a four part business planning series. In this course, you will learn a personal business plan model that gives you step-by-step guidance in researching and writing your business plan. This workshop's topics include: getting in 'shape' to start a small business, target marketing, descriptions of products and services.

Fee: $25

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics

April 18, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics, You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: organization, management, location, marketing, cash flow, and sources of funding. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations.

How To Start And Operate a Small Business

april 18, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341 (map)

You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, this workshop is still right for you. Starting a Small Business: If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Small Business Assistance Center.

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series

April 10, 2013 | 9:30–10:30 am
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Learn from successful entrepreneurs and executives about the startup, acquisition, and growth of businesses. David Gansky, WCU alumnus, founded and served as CEO of US Maintenance Company. Over a period of 20 years, he built the company into the largest provider of maintenance services for national retail chains in the US, with revenues in excess of $500 million. Following the sale of US Maintenance, Mr. Gansky founded Longport Capital, a private equity firm, which acquired Shields Business Solutions in 2011. Richard Grossman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and has extensive experience in the consumer products manufacturing. He served as President of Delair Group, LLC. He currently serves as the CEO of Shields Business Solutions, a company, which for over 40 years, has provided best in class First Line and Hardware Services for ATM manufacturers.

Guest Presentation by: David Gansky, Partner, Longport Capital, LLC and Chairman, Shields Business Solutions, and Richard Grossman, CEO, Shields Business Solutions

eMail Marketing/Constant Contact

March 29, 2012 | 6–8 pm
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwig Corner), PA 19425

Session 5 (BP IV) -Financing the Business and Feasibility Decision

March 22, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

This final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. We discuss various sources of funding, credit scoring, and the 5 C's of Credit." A bank loan officer will join the workshop to give you an inside view of what a banker is looking for and how he/she assesses your plan.

Fee: $25

How To Start And Operate a Small Business

March 21, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341 (map)

You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, this workshop is still right for you. Starting a Small Business: If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Small Business Assistance Center.

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics

March 21, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics, You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: organization, management, location, marketing, cash flow, and sources of funding. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations.

Managing Your Business - The Owners Role

March 15, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwig Corner), PA 19425

Call 610-321-1724 to pre-register

Fee: $10 at door

Session 4 (BP III) -Financial Projections

March 15, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Financial Projections- This workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Fee: $25

Creating and Updating Your Business Plan for Growth

March 8, 2012 | 6–8 pm
38 Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335

DATE AND TIME NOT CONFIRMED

Session 3 (BP II) -Marketing

March 8, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Marketing- This workshop covers important marketing concepts such as: What is marketing? What does marketing include? And what makes your product and/or service unique? Other topics include pricing strategies, market information resources, market 'positioning,'" marketing communications, the difference between features and benefits.

Fee: $25

Components of a Website - What Do I Need?

MArch 1, 2012 | 6–8 pm
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwig Corner), PA 19425

Business Planning - Series of Four Workshops

March 1, 2012 | 1 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

A package ($20 savings) of four 2 1/2 hr. Business Planning workshops in a series. BP I Business Concepts, BP II Marketing, BP III Financial Projections, and BP IV Financing the Business and Feasibility Decision. As a result, you will be in a better position to make a go or no go decision to launch or expand your business venture.

Session 2 (BP I) - Business Concepts

March 1, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Business Concepts - First of a four part business planning series. In this course, you will learn a personal business plan model that gives you step-by-step guidance in researching and writing your business plan. This workshop's topics include: getting in 'shape' to start a small business, target marketing, descriptions of products and services.

Fee: $25

Fundamentals of Networking

February 29, 2012 | 6–8 pm
217 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Guest Presentation

February 23, 2012 | 9:30–10:54 am
Merion Science Center, Room 112

Learn about the informal entrepreneurial ecosystem in India and how it nurturers Indian entrepreneurs. Dr. Dutta is a professor at Birla Institute of Technology at the Mesra-Kolkata Campus where she teaches managerial economics, finance, and entrepreneurship. During the 2012 spring semester she is a Fulbright Scholar at Ursinus College.

Guest Presentation by: Sraboni Dutta, PhD, Fulbright Scholar

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics

February 22, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

Starting and Growing a Successful Business-The Basics, You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: organization, management, location, marketing, cash flow, and sources of funding. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations.

How To Start And Operate a Small Business

February 22, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341 (map)

You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, this workshop is still right for you. Starting a Small Business: If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Small Business Assistance Center.

Quick Books Demo

February 21, 2012 | 6:15–8:30 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA19341

Chester County SCORE in partnership with the Exton Library of the Chester County Library System will present a small business seminar. The seminar will be held at the Exton Library. There is a $5.00 fee to be paid at the door. Pre-registration is required and can be done at the Exton Library, online at www.ccls.org at find an event, or by calling 610-280-2624. The Exton Library is located at 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, Pa.

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Guest Presentation

February 23, 2012 | 6–7 pm

Serial entrepreneur, Steven J. Washington, is the President of the Washington Investment Group, a real estate investment company. Mr. Washington started his business while a student at West Chester University studying finance. His extensive knowledge of real estate investing resulted in being named as one of the nation's Top 100 Entrepreneurs under thirty years old. He was recognized at The White House and has been featured in national newspapers and media outlets for his many entrepreneurial endeavors.

Guest Presentation by: Steven Washington, Steven Washington

Why and How to Write a Business Plan

February 16, 2012 | 6–8 pm
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs (Ludwig Corner), PA 19425

Why and How to Write a Business Plan is presented by Chester County SCORE, co-sponsored by the Henrietta Hankin Library and will be held on February 16 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Hankin Library. A business plan is a necessity today, whether starting a new business or growing an existing business. The seminar will take the mystery out of why you should have a business plan and provide you with an outline of what a good business plan should include. Typically your business plan should describe how you will operate your business, market you product and services, and conclude with a three-year financial projection of your anticipated income and expenses. In other words will my business be profitable.

Basics of Government Marketing Webinar

February 16, 2012 | 10–11:30 am
Kutztown University Small Business Development Center

This Webinar covers the first steps a small business needs to take to prepare for doing business with the Federal and State Governments. It offers an overview of the codes and registrations, explanation of small business certifications, potential strategies small businesses can use when approaching this market, and tips for marketing your firm to federal and state agencies. This Webinar is open to Pennsylvania residents only. This Webinar is limited to six attendees. Registration closes on February 15.

Presenter: Andrea Lewis, KU SBDC/Procurementt Technical Assistance Center

Accounting & Record Keeping and Your Taxes

February 16, 2012 | 7–8:45 pm
450 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA 19341

Chester County SCORE in partnership with the Exton Library of the Chester County Library System will present a small business workshop on "Business Record Keeping and Taxes". The workshop will focus on how to enable individuals and small business owners to succeed by ensuring that they use effective tax strategies to pay the lowest taxes allowed by law and to build wealth. The presenter will focus his presentation on Tax Entities, Asset Protection, Record Keeping, Inventory and Payroll Taxes. The presenter Frank Haarlander has been advising business owners and individuals for over thirty years. His experience includes a broad range of industries including manufacturers, retailers, contractors, medical, legal, real estate investors and realtors. Frank has a Masters in Accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Business and A Masters in Tax Degree from Villanova University's School of Law. Registration begins at 7:00 PM

Kutztown Small Business Development Center Workshop

January 18, 2012 | 6–8:30 pm
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341

You have come to the right place if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business. In fact, even if you have started up your business and realized you missed a few things, this workshop is still right for you. Starting a Small Business: If you are thinking about "becoming your own boss," this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know and the skills you need to have. Subjects include: legal issues, accounting issues, organization, and management. The workshop allows you to practice networking with other entrepreneurs. Existing business owners can use this workshop as a "checkup" on their operations. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Small Business Assistance Center.

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Webinar

June 21, 2011 | 11 am–12 noon

The Entrepreneurial Lifestyle ... Starting and navigating the key decision points that impact your career and life as an entrepreneur Featuring Marc Duey Serial Entrepreneur and President, ProMetrics

To watch the video of the event click here

Networking Breakfast

May 6, 2011 | 8–9:30 am
Graduate Center, Room 126

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series

February 17, 2011 | 12:30–1:45 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Welcomes David Gansky Managing Partner, Longport Capital, L.L.C. and WCU Entrepreneur in Residence Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series: The Mechanics of a Successful Start-Up Company

November 30, 2010 | 2–3:15 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Featuring Greg Dumas Vice President Global Operations, Xangati Inc.; Managing Partner, Vine Hill Global Associates L.L.C. & John Licata Vice President, J.K. Worldwide Relocation Inc.; President, Licata Group L.L.C; Director, National Wrestling Coaches Association Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University

To watch the video of the event click here

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series: The Mechanics of a Successful Start-Up Company

October 21, 2010 | 2–3:15 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Featuring Gary Daniels, Founder and Managing Partner, The Creative Financial Group. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University

You can view the video Here

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series: Legal Issues Facing Entrepreneurs

September 28, 2010 | 2–3:15 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Featuring: Michael Harrington, Esq., Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP; John Lindros, Esq., Partner, Toscani & Lindros, LLP; Patricia Wenger, Esq., Wenger Law Offices. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University, The West Chester University Pre-Law Society

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series: WCU Alumni

April 6, 2010 | 2–3:15 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Featuring: Jesse Rotz and Ryan Richards, Founders of Roy Pitz Brewing Company. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University.

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series: WCU Young Entrepreneur Alumni/Alumna

December 1, 2009 | 4:15–5:30 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Featuring: Matt Jesson, President, Green Lawn Fertilizing, Inc.; Josh Winter, Horace Mann Companies; Kelly Hunsicker Reavis, CPA, Paragon Surety Group. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University.

Hosted by: The Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center; The Twardowski Career Development Center; The Economic and Finance Society; The Management Club

Guest Speakers' Biography & Contact Information

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series: Entrepreneurship 101: Keys to Starting a Business

November 5, 2009 | 4:15–5:30 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Featuring: Dr. Monica A. Zimmerman, Director of the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and Associate Professor of Management, West Chester University College of Business and Public Affairs. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University.

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series: Environmental Entrepreneurship

April 23, 2009 | 2–3:15 pm
Autograph Library, Philips Memorial Building

Featuring: Charlie Szoradi, Founder, GREENandSAVE Howard Lubert, Founder and Managing Director, SafeHatch Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University.

Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Speaker Series

March 25, 2009 | 5:30–7:30 pm
Graduate Center, West Chester University Dedication of the Dr. Edward Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

Featuring: Christopher Fiorentino, Dean College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Gary Daniels, Managing Partner, Creative Financial Group.

Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from the Team

March 19, 2009 | 2–3:15 pm
Phillips Library, Phillips Memorial Building

Featuring: Jane Hoffer, President and COO, Prescient Applied Intellgience; Jane Storero, Esq., Partner, Blank Rome LLP; Shelby Zitelman, Business Advisosr. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and The College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University.