Twenty two King’s College students recently completed an Entrepreneurship Institute, a 15-hour certified training program which teaches fundamental concepts of idea generation, market assessment, and how to develop and implement an idea.
Professor Jeffrey Babin of the University Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Wharton facilitated the event, held at Marywood University. Several speakers assisted Babin, all of whom are successful local entrepreneurs or who got their start through this program.
The Institute was sponsored by TecBridge, formally the Great Valley Technology Alliance. Successful completion of the Institute is seen as an important step for students who wish to participate in this spring’s annual Business Plan Competition.
Fourteen Northeast Pennsylvania colleges and universities are associated with TecBridge. The 22 King’s students who completed the Institute represented half of all students attending the two-day event.
King’s College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Pictured in front row, from left, are students Samuel Forst, Terria Pettus, Brianne Talocka, Melissa Francis, Rachel Stanitis, and Kelly Kopko.
Pictured in second row, from left, is Mark Leffler, assistant professor of management and the Angelo P. Decesaris Executive in Residence at the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s; students David Fox, Derek Stoneback, Dave Halliwell, Mathew Adams, Alyssa Conner, Bennett Williams, and Trevor Tupy.
Pictured in third row, from left, are students Dominic Eremo, Joseph Marks, Joseph Dillon, Brad Villano, Cory Tobin, Sean Gabel, Dominic Malacari, Anthony Lizzi, and Brian Stonikinis; and Paul Lamore, associate professor of management at King's.