Pace Pitch Contest Seeks Tomorrow’s “Start-Up” Stars – Over $50,000 Cash – New Deadline, Oct 23

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur who is dreaming of launching a new business or social venture amidst the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression? Can you deliver a short and compelling presentation as to why your concept, business model, marketing strategy, competitive plan and financials should receiving funding?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact Samuella Becker Pace University/Public Information 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172 Sbecker2@pace.edu

SEEKING TOMORROW’S “START-UP” STARS

Score over $50,000 in Seed Money (CASH) and Top Tier Entrepreneurial Advice at Pace University’s Sixth Annual Pitch Contest

Deadline Extended to Friday, October 23 – go to www.pace.edu/pitch

“TOP 10” Elevator Pitches – LIVE – Thursday, December 3, Pace NYC Campus

Keynote Speaker: Iqbal Z. Quadir, Founder of GrameenPhone, Director of the MIT Legatum Center AND Advocate of Business as a Humanitarian Tool

Judges: “Who’s Who” of Venture Capital, Business and Legal Communities

NEW YORK, October 15, 2009 – Are you an aspiring entrepreneur who is dreaming of launching a new business or social venture amidst the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression? Can you deliver a short and compelling presentation as to why your concept, business model, marketing strategy, competitive plan and financials should receiving funding?

Then go to www.pace.edu/pitch to register for the Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest by Friday, October 23.

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. The premise is that a concise description of business or product could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch their idea during the brief ride.

“We welcome participants from the Pace community as well as other universities,” said Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, Director of Entrepreneurship and Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow at Pace University. Bachenheimer noted that in the prior five years, students/alumni from Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, NYU and Stanford competed in the Pace Pitch Contest, when the top prize in each category was a mere $1,000.

“This year, with over $50,000 in cash prizes ($25,000 each for the winning Social Venture and New Business Concept), $2,500 for the most innovative technology and additional rewards such as six months of office space in Manhattan, the interest has been spectacular,” added Bachenheimer. “To date, we’ve had registrations from dozens of colleges and universities across the country. With a flood of inquires less than 48 hours before registration was to close, we extended the deadline by one week – to Friday, October 23 – to give more students an opportunity to compete.”

To qualify for the Pace Pitch Contest, you must be:

• A full or part-time student currently enrolled in any accredited college or university OR a recent college graduate (within the past 18 months)

• AND if the venture has already been launched, it must have been in business for less than two years and received less than $100,000 in funding.

The 2009 Pace Pitch Contest will pick five finalists in the New Business Concept category and five finalists in the Social Venture category. Each will have exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to an enthusiastic audience from the stage of the Schimmel Theater at Pace University’s New York City Downtown Campus, where James Lipton also tapes “Inside the Actors Studio” for Bravo TV.

This year’s distinguished judges are:

• Steven Brown, President & CEO, Greyston Foundation

• Somak Chattopadhyay, Vice President, Greenhill SAVP

• Michael Gochman – Founder, Gochman Group

• David S. Rose, Chairman, New York Angels

• Lori S. Smith, Partner, Sedgwick, Detert, Morgan & Arnold LLP

• Stanley S. Litow ,President, IBM International Foundation LLP

Keynote Speaker. Iqbal Z. Quadir is often credited as having been the earliest observer of the potential for mobile phones to transform low-income countries. His work has been recognized by leaders and organizations worldwide as a new and successful approach to sustainable poverty alleviation. In the 1990s, Quadir founded GrameenPhone, which provides effective telephone access throughout Bangladesh. To date, it has built the largest cellular network in the country with investments of nearly $2 billion and a subscriber base of nearly 20 million. Its rural program is already available in more than 60,000 villages, providing telephone access to more than 100 million people, while helping to create 250,000 micro-entrepreneurs in these villages. Quadir is also the founder and director of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT and Professor of the Practice of Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT.

About the Pace Pitch Contest: During the competition’s six-year history, hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs have registered to compete from schools around the country and abroad. Some have gone on to turn their dreams into reality by raising millions from early-stage venture capital funds, selling over 50,000 units of product to stores such as Barnes & Noble and partnered with national organizations such as the National Institute of Health. The judging panel includes the “who’s who” of the venture capital, angel investing, legal, commercial real estate, and philanthropic worlds. The Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest is presented by Entrepreneurship@Lubin, in association with The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City. It is sponsored by TECH:SPACE.

About Pace University: For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit Pace on the web at www.pace.edu| Facebook | Twitter (@PaceUNews) | Flickr | YouTube

Pace University Hosts Fifth Annual Pitch Contest Thursday, Dec. 4

Pace University’s Lubin School of Business today announced the finalists for its fifth annual Pitch Contest, which will be held on Thursday, December 4 from 5 – 7:45 p.m. at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace’s Downtown Manhattan Campus. The competition is presented by Entrepreneurship@Lubin, the school’s entrepreneurship studies program, and the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City, in association with Pace’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and sponsored by Meredith Financial Group.

Pace University Hosts Fifth Annual Pitch Contest – Thursday, December 4, 2008

• FREE Event Features Keynoter Gurbaksh Chahal (one of the Youngest and Most Successful Entrepreneurs of Our Times – Sold BlueLithium to Yahoo for $300 million)

• “Next-Thing” Pitches by 10 Promising Start-Up Companies Range from Ugly Luggage to Vehicle-Aware Products (that text message parents if their child is speeding) to Rooibos Teas to Social Hubs for Rare Diseases to Zero-Emissions Tire Recycling to Mobile Phone Networking Kenyan Entrepreneurs

• Kick Off at 5 PM with Catered Reception and Book Signing

DECEMBER 2, 2008 – Pace University’s Lubin School of Business today announced the finalists for its fifth annual Pitch Contest, which will be held on Thursday, December 4 from 5 – 7:45 p.m. at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace’s Downtown Manhattan Campus. The competition is presented by Entrepreneurship@Lubin, the school’s entrepreneurship studies program, and the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City, in association with Pace’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and sponsored by Meredith Financial Group.

The Keynote Speaker will be Gurbaksh Chahal, a serial technology entrepreneur from San Jose, California. Chahal left high school at age 16 to form Click Agents, an Internet advertising company, which he sold two years later to ValueClick for $40 million. In 2004, Chahal launched BlueLithium, a company focused on the next generation in online advertising, and just over three years later, BlueLithium was sold to Yahoo! for $300 million.

Today, 26 years old, Chahal is set to debut his third company, gwallet.com, and has written a memoir, titled “The Dream” (Palgrave Macmillan) which was released this past October to coincide with his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He stars in the new Fox primetime network show, Secret Millionaire, a reality series that will follow the millionaires as they leave their lavish lifestyles to learn what it’s like to survive in impoverished neighborhoods.

Secret Millionaire premieres on December 3, the night before the Pace Pitch Contest.

The Pace Pitch Contest will kick off with a catered networking reception where attendees can meet and mingle with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and other technology industry executives and mentors. Chahal will also sign copies of “The Dream” (a limited number of books will be available on site for purchase). Although the event is free, advanced registration is requested at www.pace.edu/pitch

Pitch Contest Features Current Students from Pace, NYU and Columbia

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the elevator pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. The pitch is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. The premise is that it could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch his or her idea during the brief ride.

This year, a national call for entries resulted in over 80 applications from entrepreneurs and students from top business schools. Five finalists were chosen in the New Business Concepts category and five in the Social Ventures category. Each gets exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to a distinguished panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience.

The finalists and team members are:

NEW BUSINESS CONCEPTS

1. Earlybird Childcare (EBCC) is an innovative premium child care provider in Germany that offers bilingual child care with a premium provider-child ratio. It is supported by classes where children can develop skills in music, arts, sports and languages. EBCC also has a playground where parents can spend quality-time with their children, meet other parents and get the EBCC staff’s support. Germany’s child care market is still largely state-run and in many areas vastly underdeveloped. Only 13% of all children younger than three years attend a day care center. The German government recently introduced subsidies and tax breaks for using child care and to support new private childcare facilities.

Entrepreneur: • Frederik Gieschen is studying business administration at Germany’s University of Mannheim. He is taking courses in entrepreneurship as an exchange student at Pace. When he compared the day care situation in the United States and Germany, he had the idea for his new business concept.

2. Nyex Industries will be a premier tire recycling company with a focus on alternative energy created through a unique process. While other companies produce tire-derived fuel (TDF), Nyex would possess an absolute advantage over them via the unique energy-rich, environmentally friendly (zero emissions) process of microwave “cracking.”

Entrepreneur: • Joel Nybeck is currently a student at NYU’s Stern School of Business studying economic theory, politics, computer science and mathematics. Before coming to New York, Nybeck worked extensively in the commodities industry while doing commodity price analysis and advisement for Rusk Metal Company, a metal recycling firm based in Epworth, Iowa.

3. OpenOtto is a platform for developing vehicle-aware products for the consumer and industrial markets. You don’t have to be David Hasselhoff in Knight Rider to have your car talk to you.

Entrepreneur: • Tiffany Strauchs Rad graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in public policy, ethics, and history with a double major in philosophy. She studied classic literature and philosophy and received an M.A. from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD. During law school, Rad began part-time graduate business school studies online in 2000 and received her MBA from the University of Phoenix right after her J.D. She is the President of ELCnetworks, LLC, a technology and business development consulting firm in Portland, Maine.

4. UG-LUG’s concept is to create one of a kind, uniquely ‘ugly’ luggage that is almost immediately recognizable at first glance to its owner. All too often baggage claims are filled with luggage that looks exactly the same, and many times people mistakenly pick up the wrong bag. The distinctive advantage of Ug-Lug comes from the use of environmentally friendly, recyclable and reusable materials in the creation of each piece.

Entrepreneur: • Michael Rawlins, a senior at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, will be receiving a BBA in Entrepreneurship in May 2009. His concept of Ug-Lug was created following a situation he found himself in during a Spring Break vacation. Rawlins is also co-owner of The Training Factory, a sports performance training facility based in Pearl River, NY. After only two years, many of Rawlins’ athletes have gone onto compete at the Division I level in football, baseball and basketball with full athletic scholarships.

5. UrbanPing! combines the application features of popular social networking sites with mobile technologies to create unique interpersonal experiences. By enabling users to update their availability status and profile properties in real time, UrbanPing! pairs active users with other members looking to connect, now!

Entrepreneur: • Teresa Nicole Brooks is a professional software developer and a graduate student at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. She is pursuing her Masters degree in Computer Science and is slated to graduate in May 2009.

SOCIAL VENTURE CONCEPTS

1. Dango: Networking the Informal Sector. Developing countries like Kenya have almost no credit assessment mechanism (scores, payment histories) so there is no effective way to assess counterparty risk or reputation. Dango, a mobile phone-based community of informal entrepreneurs, will allow members to create profiles that include information about their business, location, and needs and then link to friends, family, and business acquaintances.

Entrepreneurs: • Luke Davenport has a BA from Wesleyan University and will graduate from Columbia with an MBA and a Masters in International Affairs from the School of Public and International Affairs. He spent over two years in Kenya establishing a microfinance and agricultural marketing program for smallholder farmers, traders, and informal entrepreneurs.

• Rich Rosenblatt holds a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and is an MBA candidate at Columbia. Before business school, he worked at The Richard Franco Agency, an import/export commodities broker representing exporters of tree nuts and other agricultural products from more than a dozen developing nations including Kenya.

• Felix Macharia is a second year student at Columbia Business School. He is a native of Kenya and a naturalized U.S. citizen. Before business school, Macharia was a manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ New York Audit Practice, serving clients in the financial services industry.

2. G.I.V.E. (Goals, Inspiration, Values, and Education) inspires students in disadvantaged neighborhoods to graduate from high school and attend college by giving presentations at underperforming high schools and arranging local college visits for high school students. Currently, G.I.V.E. is creating “college awareness” at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford Stuyvesant, NY, which has a 35% graduation rate.

Entrepreneurs: • Co-Founder Larri Rudman is a sophomore at New York University working towards a Bachelor of Science in Neural Science. An immigrant with his family from Ukraine in 1994, he has also worked with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society since the summer of 2007 using his own success and experience to help other immigrants.

• Co-Founder Neel Patel is a sophomore at the New York Institute of Technology studying Life Science. Having worked with both physically and mentally handicapped children while volunteering in hospitals, he has decided to embark on a new approach in helping youth.

• Consultant Eugene Joseph is a sophomore at New York University Stern School of Business working towards a Bachelor of Science in Economic Theory and Finance with a concentration in Mathematics. He will be studying abroad this summer at Peking University in Beijing, China, as a business exchange student.

3. First Earth addresses the dire need among indigenous communities in developing nations for rural economic opportunities. Through the creation of sustainable agriculture export opportunities into Western specialty food markets, there is an opportunity to create a simultaneous win-win-win for family incomes, the environment, and the health and enjoyment of conscious consumers. First Earth will specialize in teas and dried foods, with its premier product a line of rooibos teas sourced from the descendants of indigenous producers and the original consumers in South Africa.

Entrepreneurs: • Diana Hardeman holds a BS in Business Administration from the Haas Undergraduate School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and is an MBA student at NYU Stern. She is also a freelance marketing and brand consultant for Finn Jewelry, a luxury jeweler, and EmPower Clean Energy Solutions, a solar energy installer.

• Joshua Levin has an honors BA degree from Harvard University in international development and is an MBA student at NYU Stern. He founded and scaled RedKey Education, a private education services and technology company. He has worked with Conservation International, Root Capital, and the Rainforest Alliance, and owns and runs Goodeater.org.

4. Speak Assist offers a cost-effective communication device to assist stroke survivors or speech impaired individuals who are not able to use their voices. The device features over 10 different phrases for the disabled person.

Entrepreneur: • Anita Jagtiani is a graduate student at Pace University, majoring in Information Systems. The ability to assist people who are in need has become a priority for her because for the past few years she has seen her father suffer from speech impairment.

5. RareShare.org is a social hub of online communities focused on the rare disease market. While individually these diseases affect a small portion of the population, together they affect over 30 million individuals in the United States and Europe alone. Since its launch in June 2008, RareShare has registered over 700 active users spanning over 500 rare disorders.

Entrepreneur: • Eric Steele graduated from Indiana University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and entrepreneurship. After graduation, he founded ForePoint Networks, a wireless internet service provider delivering high-speed connectivity throughout rural Indiana which grew to cover more than 2,000 square miles. In the summer of 2008, he co-founded RareShare with David Isserman who is currently pursuing his MBA at Columbia University. Steele’s prior experience includes working for technology startups and investment companies, where he has assisted in closing multiple acquisitions and rounds of financing.

Judges

A distinguished panel of judges will choose the winners in each category (commercial and social) at the conclusion of the 2008 Pace Pitch Contest. The judges are:

• Steve Brotman, Chief Managing Director of Greenhill & Co.

• Matthew Commons, CFO of FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp. and winner of the 2008 MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Prize ($200K)

• William Potter, Chairman of Meredith Financial Group

• David S. Rose, Chairman of New York Angels

• Lori S. Smith, Partner at the law firm, Goodwin Procter LLP

Entrepreneurship@Lubin

This keystone program facilitates entrepreneurship activities like the Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition (open to undergraduate and graduate students at Pace and other campuses), and develops entrepreneurship course content and curriculum design. Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, director of Lubin’s entrepreneurship program, created the Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition five years ago and organizes these annual events. www.pace.edu/entrepreneurship

History of Entrepreneurship at Pace University Pace was founded more than 100 years ago by two exemplars of entrepreneurship, the brothers Homer and Charles Pace. With a $600 loan, they rented a classroom in lower Manhattan to teach the principles of business to men and women who aspired to a better life. Pace’s entrepreneurial studies program, founded in 1979, was one of the first of its kind and is among the oldest in the world. These days, the University is renowned for both academic courses and public programs imparting entrepreneurial skills. In his book Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles, Peter Drucker, considered the founder of modern management, singles out Pace as among the nation’s “entrepreneurial universities,” steeped in entrepreneurial tradition and focused on educational excellence that considers societal and market needs.

Pace University Today
For 102 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality professional education resting on a firm base of liberal learning, amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling more than 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Fourth Annual Pace Pitch Contest; Keynote David Bornstein, Author of “How to Change the World”

The Fourth Annual Pace University Pitch Contest will take place on Thursday, December 6 at 5 PM, Pace Downtown Camus, New York City (east of City Hall.) Keynote Speaker David Bornstein, Author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas will speak and hold a book signing.

“Do Something” Generation – Looking to Make an Entrepreneurial Difference, One Pitch at a Time

Fourth Annual Pace University Pitch Contest on Thursday, December 6 at 5 PM, Pace Downtown Camus, New York City (east of City Hall)

Keynote Speaker David Bornstein, Author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas (book signing and reception)

Finalists include current students from UC Berkeley, Columbia, NYU, Stanford, Villanova … and Pace

Free and open to the public

Why: Youth today aren’t content to sit back and rely on government to solve real world environmental, healthcare, energy, technology, social services and educational issues. They are stepping up and becoming part of the solution by joining – and even starting up – entrepreneurial social and commercial ventures.

What: Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Program began in 1979, and is housed in the Lubin School of Business. It is directed by Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management and a former entrepreneur himself. The annual Pace Pitch Contest is based on the “elevator pitch” concept, popular in the venture capital community, in which contestants get three minutes to make a brief statement about who they are, what their business is and why it is special/deserving of funding.

Who: The 2007 finalists are:

Social Venture
• EverGreen Club Warehouse: Justin Mandel – Dartmouth College, Columbia University Graduate School of Business and School of International and Public Affairs; Emily Sheetz – Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University Graduate School of Business
• Hope Runs: Claire Williams – Stanford University
• Social Goods Purchasing Portal: London Davies – Stanford University, Stern School of Business at NYU; Adam Gromis – UC Davis, Stern School of Business at NYU; John Ku – George Mason University, University of Maryland, Stern School of Business at NYU
• Socialmarkets: Allan Benamer – UC Berkeley; Jeff Tuller – Wagner School for Public Service at NYU
• ThroughMyEyes: Sarah Lipkin – University at Buffalo School of Management, Pace University
• Donotforgetme.org: Lisa Glatzer – Muhlenberg College, Pace University; Ashley Perry – University of Maine (ALTERNATE)

New Business Concept
• Beer Pong Cooling Rack: Peter Stuebe – Villanova University; Ryan Wynne – Villanova University
• CollegeWikis.com: Joe DiPasquale – Harvard University, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
• The Mouth Shop: Anna Geller – Pace University
• Paria-Glide: Ross Charbonne – Pace University
• TrackPay: Harry Brodsky – Pace University; Ricky Huy La – Pace University, Columbia University; Yury Shteyman – Pace University; Dmitry Voller – Pace University
• Team Blue Chip: Stephen O’Sullivan – Marist College, Pace University (ALTERNATE)

Where: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University Downtown Campus, One Pace Plaza (entrance on Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row), New York, NY. Directions – page.cfm?doc_id=16157

When: Thursday, December 6, 5:00 PM to 7:45 PM

5:00 – 5:30 Registration, Reception and Book Signing with David Bornstein
5:30 – 6:00 Introductions and Keynote Speaker
6:00 – 6:45 Ten Finalists make their Pitch
6:45 – 7:00 Break
7:00 – 7:30 Judging Panel Discussion and Critique
7:30 – 7:45 Awards Ceremony

Additional Highlights:
• $1,000 prizes for the top New Business Concept and for the best Social Venture.
• Ashoka/Youth Venture, a global association of leading social entrepreneurs, will provide EVERY team with a successful Social Venture Action Plan with $1,000 in seed funding.
• Judges include Thatcher Bell of DFJ Gotham Ventures; Lori Smith, Partner – Goodwin Procter LLC; Liz Hamburg, co-host of Launchpad on WOR Radio 710; and Bernie Siegel, a CPA and professional business coach.
• Sponsor: Goodwin Procter LLC, one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys
• Additional Supporters: M.I.T. Enterprise Forum of NYC – along with Pace University’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, SCI2 business incubator and Small Business Development Center
• Last year’s winner, Bill Phelps, was one of only three student Finalists in Fortune Small Business’ 5th Annual Business Plan Competition

Advanced Registration: www.pace.edu/pitch

Media Contact: Samuella Becker, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1637, cell 917-734-5172, sbecker2@pace.edu

60-Minute Entrepreneurship Tool-Building Workshop for Women Set for October 23

Pace University, in partnership with Make Mine A Million $ Business, presents a special session to help women entrepreneurs cross the million-dollar threshold: Business Tool-Building in 60 Minutes

Contact: Samuella Becker
Pace University Public Information
(212) 346-1637; sbecker2@pace.edu

MEDIA ALERT
Pace University, in partnership with Make Mine A Million $ Business, presents a special session to help women entrepreneurs cross the million-dollar threshold:

BUSINESS TOOL- BUILDING in 60 MINUTES

WHAT: A fast-paced, practical hour for fledgling women entrepreneurs, with faculty from Pace’s Lubin School of Business and its Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Schedule below. Research-based advice will comprise work-life balance and human resources practices, cash control, roadblocks to growth, search engine optimization, internet marketing and website design. The professional education offered by these schools recently helped propel three of their students to the top ranks of entrepreneurs chosen by Business Week and Fortune Small Business.

WHEN AND WHERE
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Doors open at 10:00 AM for registration)
Pace University
1 Pace Plaza (east of City Hall)
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Media admission by press pass.

URL Link: page.cfm?doc_id=28375 (or see below)

BACKGROUND:
The session is part of a day-long event in which women business owners from around the country are coming to Pace University’ s downtown New York campus to compete for money, marketing, mentoring and technology that will help them build million-dollar enterprises.

Twenty finalists will go head-to-head in the afternoon, competing for ten awards packages to support their growth. The Make Mine a Million $ Business program (www.makemineamillion.org), launched by the nonprofit organization Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence and its founding partner OPEN from American Express®, is designed to help post-start-up, women-owned businesses exceed $1 million in revenues.

Thousands of women have launched their own businesses. However, only 3% of women-owned businesses have annual revenues that exceed one million dollars.

Morning attendees will get advice from the faculty members who recently taught Vitaly Feldman ’06, and Alexander Koretsky ’04, among Business Week’s “25 Best Entrepreneurs Under 25” and William Phelps ’08, a finalist in the Fortune Small Business 5th Annual Business Plan Competition.

SCHEDULE for the morning session:

“Business Tool-Building in 60 Minutes”

Welcoming Remarks – 10:30 AM
Joseph R. Baczko
Dean of the Lubin School of Business, Pace University

Joseph R. Baczko is Dean of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. Before becoming dean, Mr. Baczko held senior leadership positions with a number of high growth international companies—he was Chairman and CEO of Frank’s Nurseries & Crafts, president and COO of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., founding President of Toys R Us International, and CEO of Max Factor-Europe. Mr. Baczko is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Harvard University. He is a former officer in the US Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.

Juggling Acts
Corinne Post, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management

Corinne Post, Ph.D, specializes in work-family linkages, cross-cultural and career issues. One of her current projects centers on the management of diversity for innovation. Dr. Post received her Ph.D. in Organization Management from Rutgers University. Recent publications have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

The Top Ten Human Resources Mistakes Not to Make
Melissa S. Cardon, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management

Melissa S. Cardon (PhD, Columbia University) focuses on unleashing human potential within entrepreneurial firms, including HR practices that maximize employee potential and the emotional and relational aspects of entrepreneurs that help optimize their behavior and performance. Recent publications have appeared in Human Resource Management and the Journal of Business Venturing.

Cash Control
Susanne O’Callaghan, PhD, Professor of Accounting

Susanne O’Callaghan, PhD, is an expert on how to manage and control the life blood of any organization, large or small, especially those that are growing. She received her PhD in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Research interests include Neural Networks, Internal Controls and Behavioral Aspects of Accounting.

Breaking through the Roadblocks to Growth:
Strategies to Help Entrepreneurs Reach the Next Level
Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management
Director of Entrepreneurship
Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow

Bruce Bachenheimer is on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC and serves as a consultant to the NYC Department of Small Business Services and iQ Venture Partners. Bruce founded Annapolis Maritime Corp. and co-founded StockCentral Australia. He is also a Judge for the 2007 New York Make Mine a Million $ Business event.

Search Engine Optimization Demystified
Jonathan Hill, DPS
Assistant Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Jonathan Hill is the Assistant Dean for Special Programs and Projects at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University. With expertise in leveraging technology to build business, enable creativity and enhance learning, Dr. Hill has worked for both academic and private sector organizations.

Internet Marketing Toolbox
James Gabberty, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems

James Gabberty worked as an IT practitioner for more than 20 years in NYC’s financial community. With real-world experience and academic rigor, he specializes in strategic systems planning & IT competitiveness. Professor Gabberty’s research includes international business and the impact that technology has on domestic firms, multinational corporations and nations.

The H (Human) Factor: Psychology of Website Design
Jennifer D.E. Thomas, PhD, Professor of Information Systems

Jennifer D.E. Thomas received her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and her Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Research interests include Knowledge Management, Human Factors, Multimedia and the Impact of Technology Integration on Pedagogy.

How to Sign Up

Registration available onsite the day of the event, Tuesday, October 23 beginning at 10 AM. at Pace University, Spruce St. entrance (between Park Row and Gold Sts.) Learn more at www.makemineamillion.org

Pace and Entrepreneurship hot links

• Entrepreneurship@Lubin < www.pace.edu/entrepreneurship>
• Annual Pace Pitch Contest www.pace.edu/pitch
• Annual Pace Business Plan Competition www.pace.edu/bpc
• Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship <www.pace.edu/wilsoncenter>
• Pace’s Small Business Development Center www.pace.edu/sbdc
• SCI2 incubator www.sci2.org>
• Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Technology – page.cfm?doc_id=16399

Stephen Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery, Majora Carter of Sustainable South Bronx at Pace Nov. 17

Stephen Hindy, Co-Founder and President, Brooklyn Brewery, and co-author of Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery, will Keynote and judge at Pace’s Third Annual Pace Pitch Contest.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Admission by press credential.

November 9, 2006

Likely New Business Ideas to be Previewed
At Pace Pitch Contest Friday, November 17

Businesses of the Future in Three Minutes

Keynote speeches from Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder Stephen Hindy, Sustainable South Bronx Founder and McArthur Fellow Majora Carter

WHAT: Ten ambitious finalists from Pace University and campuses including Harvard and Princeton, selected from over 70 applicants, will have exactly three minutes each to pitch an idea for a new business concept or a social venture to a distinguished panel of judges. Two of the winners from last year’s contest are now running the companies they pitched: Dina C. Tate (BlackBridalGuide.com) and Alan Siege (Small Business Management Consulting).

This is the Third Annual Pace Pitch Contest run by the entrepreneurship program at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. The contest is based on the “elevator pitch” concept, popular in the venture capital community, in which an entrepreneur makes an extremely concise presentation of an idea, plus business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis and financial plan, to a hypothetical potential investor spotted in an elevator. First Prize $1,000, Second $500, Third $250.

WHO: Keynote Speaker on Commercial Entrepreneurship: Stephen Hindy, Co-Founder and President, Brooklyn Brewery, and co-author of Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery. Keynote Speaker on Social Entrepreneurship: Majora Carter, Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx and a 2005 MacArthur Fellow.

Judges: Hindy and Carter, plus Fred Aslan, Vice President, Venrock Associates; Thomas Mulligan, Relationship Manager, JPMorganChase; David S. Rose, Chairman, New York Angels; M. Bernard Siegel, CPA and Certified Professional Coach; Lori S. Smith, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP.

Title Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase. Co-Sponsors: Maingear Computers, VMIX Innovative Media, MetroHorse, Chadwick Communications, Pace Alumni Council on Entrepreneurship.

WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2006, 1:30 to 6 p.m. Pitches at 2:50 p.m.

WHERE: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University Downtown Campus, One Pace Plaza (entrance on Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row), New York, NY. Visit http://pace.edu/pitch/ for more information.

Pace alums move to finals in BusinessWeek.com search for “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs”

For their creation of MetroHorse, an online service marketplace based in Hackensack, N.J., Pace University alums Vitaly Feldman, 25, and Alexander Koretsky, 24, have been chosen as finalists in the BusinessWeek.com search for “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs.”

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Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Russian emigres, New Jersey residents and Pace University alumni Vitaly Feldman and Alexander Koretsky,
creators of MetroHorse,
move to finals in BusinessWeek.com search
for “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs”

New York, NY – November 6, 2006 – For their creation of MetroHorse, an online service marketplace based in Hackensack, N.J., Pace University alums Vitaly Feldman, 25, and Alexander Koretsky, 24, have been chosen as finalists in the BusinessWeek.com search for “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs.”

In August, BusinessWeek.com kicked off its second annual search for the best young entrepreneurs in the U.S. by asking readers to nominate promising entrepreneurs age 25 or under. More than 300 people nominated their favorites, which were whittled down to 25 businesses with real potential.

Voting ends Nov. 10 at http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/10/bestunder25/index_01.htm?chan=smallb

“Pace University was a big factor in our current success,” says Feldman. “We believe the entrepreneurship program is an invaluable tool that Pace is providing for its student body.”

While working as Wall Street financial advisors during 2005, the two Russian-Americans — Feldman an undergraduate finance student and Koretsky a recent graduate of Pace at the time — daydreamed about starting a business together that would improve the process of searching for a reliable plumber, taxi service, or virtually any other service provider.

Launched in June, 2006, the MetroHorse Web site (www.metrohorse.com) gives users an alternative to thumbing through the phonebook and relying on businesses and consumers to trade information. Instead, businesses post profiles detailing their services and consumers bid for a particular service and add feedback about it, which any user can access.

Feldman and Koretsky say MetroHorse does a significantly better job than Google and SuperPages for buyers seeking suppliers on the Internet. MetroHorse provides advanced content and technology that reduces scrolling on Web pages, and eliminates the guesswork of determining suppliers’ offerings or how qualified they may be.

MetroHorse generates most of its revenue from paid search placement, where businesses pay to have search results on the site list their profiles in front of others. Koretsky forecasts revenues of $500,000 in its first year, but with a recent infusion from boutique investment bank Allied Companies, the partners anticipate scaling from a few local markets to a national footprint and swelling to $50 million in revenue by 2008.

“We went against all odds, and the odds were definitely against us,” says Koretsky. “We left promising Wall Street careers and invested our life savings and countless hours to pursue a venture that we believe in with all our heart. Most importantly, we have to thank Pace University for instilling in us the many values that made a big difference in our entrepreneurial journey.”

Celebrating its centennial in 2006, Pace University is known for an outcome-oriented environment that prepares students to succeed in a wide-range of professions. Pace has facilities in downtown and midtown New York City and in Westchester County at Pleasantville, Briarcliff, and White Plains (a graduate center and law school). A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls approximately 14,000 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Ivan G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Law School, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, and School of Education. www.pace.edu

Rob Johnston to serve as Executive Director of Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace

Pace University is launching a new center devoted to honing the risk-taking spirit and managerial skills of nonprofit institutions. It will be known as the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Pace President David A. Caputo said in an announcement today.

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Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

PACE UNIVERSITY CREATES CENTER FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
WITH $5 MILLION GIFT FROM BOSTON-AREA ENTREPRENEURS
HELENE AND GRANT WILSON

Rob Johnston, former president of the Peter Drucker Foundation,
to serve as Executive Director

New York, NY, July 11, 2005 – Pace University is launching a new center devoted to honing the risk-taking spirit and managerial skills of nonprofit institutions. It will be known as the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Pace President David A. Caputo said in an announcement today.

For nonprofit organizations, the Wilson Center will provide scholarly research, short training courses, advisory services and roundtable discussions. For Pace undergraduate and graduate students, the Center will add additional nonprofit subject matter and courses to the University’s current entrepreneurship offerings. (See fact sheet attached.)

The center is being launched with a pledge of $5 million from Helene and Grant Wilson. The Wilsons are Boston-area entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose involvement with nonprofit organizations has convinced them that more-entrepreneurial management can help these organizations increase their impact.

Helene Wilson is a 1966 Pace graduate who majored in marketing and has founded and still operates gift and home accessory stores on Cape Cod. Her husband, Grant Wilson, is a 1963 MIT engineering graduate who became a private investor. He has organized, co-founded, or invested in dozens of businesses in fields ranging from manufacturing and real estate to the Internet, including Cape Air in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and Carlisle Plastics in Minneapolis. One of his smaller ventures involves financial backing for MagicFire, a firm that puts microchips in fireworks to precisely synchronize their explosions with music.

Leverage. The executive director of the Wilson Center is Rob Johnston, former president of the Leader to Leader Institute and its predecessor, the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. Through twelve years there, he led the development of conferences, publications in print, video, and online, and an award for nonprofit innovation. With a BA from Yale and an MBA from Stanford, Johnston also has worked in product development and marketing for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and serves on the national advisory board for MBA-Nonprofit Connection, an organization providing MBA students and graduates as interns and employees in nonprofit organizations.

“The Wilson Center will leverage Pace University’s performance in nonprofit organization development and education, enhancing its quality and giving it national reach,” said Pace president Caputo. He added: “The experience of the Wilsons as entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and their generosity, set a high standard. We expect the Center to create heightened awareness throughout the University of the nonprofit sector in civic life.”

Said Helene Wilson: “At Pace I learned the value of applying sound theory to practical concerns, a teaching tradition based on research that Pace continually updates. Making it possible for Pace to reach out in innovative ways to the kinds of organizations that my husband and I care deeply about is very satisfying.”

Added her husband: “As previous donors of a Pace University scholarship fund for minority women, we have been impressed by how well Pace lives up to its Latin motto of ‘opportunitas.’ We expect this new center to intensify the hard-headed thinking and good management that Pace brings to bold ideas.”

Building on a base. The Wilson Center, which will hire a Wilson Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, will enlarge the links between the nonprofit organization programming that already exists in Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, in the Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management of its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, and in its School of Computer Science and Information Systems. In addition, the Center will expand the University’s research and teaching programs in nonprofit organization management.

“Locally and around the world, nonprofit organizations are playing increasingly important roles at every level of society,” said Johnston. “I’m looking forward to marshaling the resources of Pace University to respond to these organizations, help them do even more, and help Pace students become leaders in these fields.”

Interests in management. The Center recognizes the Wilsons’ interest in entrepreneurial philanthropy directed at improving the leadership and managerial effectiveness of nonprofit organizations. To manage their philanthropy, the Wilsons established Carlisle Services, which later became the Carlisle Foundation. The foundation, led by executive director Richard Goldblatt, supports innovative projects aiding alcohol and substance abuse prevention, battered women, the homeless, and education, almost exclusively in New England. Helene Wilson has lent her support to causes including the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation’s Campaign for a Landmine Free World, for which she and her husband sponsored a private benefit performance by Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris.

A private university in the New York Metropolitan area, Pace has a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

Fact Sheet:
The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship
At Pace University

Summer, 2005

The Wilson Center is envisioned to include an array of programs such as:

· A transition program to help individuals move from the business world into the nonprofit sector. Pace already offers several programs for career-switchers, notably in teaching and nursing. Noncredit courses and consulting will help participants learn about the nonprofit sector and make their experience and talents relevant to its needs.

· Advisory services for nonprofit organizations, particularly in areas of Pace strength like information systems development, innovation and product/service development, and operations and financial management.

· A non-degree, education and leadership development program offering foundational and topical short courses, workshops, and institutes through in-residence, one-day, and distance learning delivery systems. Initially it will emphasize service to nonprofit organizations in the New England, New York, and Mid-Atlantic regions.

· A roundtable program to foster discussions and workshops among major corporate, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit leaders in the interest of improving each sector.

· Scholarly research efforts led by faculty members who have significant achievements as practitioners, academics, and public servants and combine theoretical and applied understanding of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

· Support of undergraduate and graduate degree granting curricula focused on social enterprise management in both major and minor programs of study, open to all Pace students.

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Pace ranks among Top 100 US entrepreneurial colleges and universities

For the third year in a row Pace University has
been named one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities in the
United States by Entrepreneur magazine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University,
212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Entrepreneur Magazine ranks Pace University among Top 100
US entrepreneurial colleges and universities

New York, NY – March 31, 2005 – For the third year in a row Pace University has
been named one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities in the
United States by Entrepreneur magazine.

Pace is ranked in the second tier among the 50 regionally recognized programs that are included in the list.

“Our onsite Pace Small Business Development Center, our SCI2 business incubator (see www.sci2.org), and our student internship programs offer Pace students hands on opportunities to work in entrepreneurial settings,” said Professor Alan Eisner, director of the program.

“We are delighted with this acknowledgement of the success of our entrepreneurship programs at the Lubin School of Business,” said Eisner. “Our MBA and our undergraduate entrepreneurial studies major offers Lubin students comprehensive entrepreneurship academic programs that blend Lubin’s unique mix of theory and practice in the classroom.”

Entrepreneur’s 3rd annual evaluation of the best entrepreneurship programs at U.S. colleges and universities is the most credible and comprehensive analysis of its kind. The rankings were performed by TechKnowledge Point Corp. in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 2001 by David Newton, TechKnowledge Point Corp. is the world’s first and only 24/7 online research and referral exchange for entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

For the complete story and listing, pick up a copy of the April issue of Entrepreneur magazine, or read it on Entrepreneur.com at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges.

For more than 25 years, Entrepreneur magazine has been the leading authority dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs worldwide to start and grow successful companies. More than two million readers turn to Entrepreneur every month (MRI Fall 2004) for cutting-edge ideas to help them grow and improve their businesses.

Pace is a private university in the New York Metropolitan area with a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It is one of the ten founders of Project Pericles, developing education that encourages lifelong participation in democratic processes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu.

Pitch Your Wagon to a Star: Pace Starts Contest for Best Business Pitches

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the “elevator pitch” concept, popular in the venture capital community. The pitch is an extremely concise presentation to potential investors of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis and financial plan. The premise is that the pitch could be made in a few minutes if the entrepreneur spots a potential investor on an elevator and has the chance to bend his or her ear during the ride.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contacts:
Prof. Bruce Bachenheimer, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, 212-618-6580, bbachenheimer@pace.edu
or Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

November 30, 2004

PITCH YOUR WAGON TO A STAR

The Inaugural Pace University Pitch Contest sponsored by JPMorganChase

Presented by Entrepreneurship @ Lubin, in association with the Pace Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs (P.A.C.E.), Second Century Innovation and Ideas (SCI2),
and Small Business Development Center at Pace

WHAT: The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the “elevator pitch” concept, popular in the venture capital community. The pitch is an extremely concise presentation to potential investors of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis and financial plan. The premise is that the pitch could be made in a few minutes if the entrepreneur spots a potential investor on an elevator and has the chance to bend his or her ear during the ride.

Each individual/team will have three minutes to make their pitch, which must be an original concept created by the presenter(s), who may use up to five PowerPoint® slides.

Grand Prize: $1,000. Plus over $1,000 in additional cash prizes based on category, creativity, and persuasiveness.

WHO: The “star” judging panel for the category of New Business Concepts includes Emanual Martinez, managing director, GreenHills Ventures, LLC; Charles F. Ryan, vice president, Small Business Financial Services, JPMorgan Chase Bank; and Carolyn Chin, CEO of Cebiz. On the panel for the category of Social Ventures: Clarence B. Jones, executive consultant, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP; Brian J. Nickerson, director, The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management at Pace University; Jerald Posman, director, Project Enterprise.
Speakers include Bruce Bachenheimer, clinical professor and director of Entrepreneur @ Lubin, Pace University; Dane Disimino, president, Pace Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs; Ira Davidson, director, Small Business Development Center at Pace University; Victor Goldsmith, executive director, Second Century Innovation and Ideas; and Martha Soffer, economic development specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration.

WHEN: Friday, December 3. Pitch contest: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Reception and awards ceremony: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York City. Pitch contest: Lecture Hall North (2nd Floor). Reception and awards ceremony: Multipurpose Room (Level B).

In the last year Pace University has launched two business incubators, in downtown New York City and in Yonkers, NY. Pace is named one of the top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities in the United States in Entrepreneur magazine’s May 2004 edition. The school appears in the second tier (up from the fourth tier last year) of the list of the top 50 regionally recognized academic programs in the country.

Web sites:

Pace Pitch Contest http://webpage.pace.edu/pace/pitch_contest/

Entrepreneurship @ Lubin page.cfm?doc_id=11619

Pace Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs http://webpage.pace.edu/pace

Second Century Innovation and Ideas http://www.sci2.org

Small Business Development Center at Pace
http://www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.cfm?centid=21

Entrepreneur Magazine ranks Pace among Top 100 US entrepreneurial colleges and universities

For the second year in a row Pace University has been named one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597

Entrepreneur Magazine ranks Pace University among Top 100
US entrepreneurial colleges and universities

New York, NY – May 17, 2004 – For the second year in a row Pace University has been named one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine.

More than 825 Entrepreneurship programs were researched for the study, which appears in the May 2004 issue. Pace moved up from the fourth tier last year to the second tier this year among the 50 regionally recognized programs that are included in the list.

“We are delighted with this acknowledgement of the success of our entrepreneurship programs at the Lubin School of Business,” said Professor Alan Eisner, director of the program. “Our MBA and our undergraduate entrepreneurial studies major offers Lubin students comprehensive entrepreneurship academic programs that blend Lubin’s unique mix of theory and practice in the classroom.”

In addition, he pointed out, “Our onsite Pace Small Business Development Center, our SCI2 business incubator (see www.sci2.org), and our student internship programs offer Pace students hands on opportunities to work in entrepreneurial settings.”

Entrepreneurship education used to be limited to a few courses taught in a few business schools. Now it includes full-fledged doctoral degree programs, university departments, endowed professorships, and even a change in the way entire universities approach educating their students. David Newton, CEO of TechKnowledge Point Corp., the Santa Barbara, California-based venture research firm that compiled the data for Entrepreneur’s Top 100 Listing, says the cross-curriculum movement promises to institutionalize entrepreneurial thinking in higher education outside of the business school, making it part of far more students’ educations.

Newton, who is also a professor of entrepreneurial finance at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, adds, “A high-quality liberal arts education is now viewed as a perfect complement to an entrepreneurship education and perspective, and vice versa.”

Entrepreneur’s 2nd annual evaluation of the best entrepreneurship programs at U.S. colleges and universities is the most credible and comprehensive analysis of its kind. The study was conducted from September to December 2003 by TechKnowledge Point Corp. Founded by Newton in 2001, TechKnowledge Point is the world’s first and only 24/7 online research and referral exchange for entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

The final rankings are based on more than 70 separate criteria, including course offerings, teaching and research faculty, business-community outreaches, research centers and institutes, degrees and certificates offered, and faculty and alumni evaluations.

For more than 25 years, Entrepreneur magazine has been the leading authority dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs worldwide to start and grow successful companies. More than 2 million readers turn to Entrepreneur every month (MRI Fall 2003) for cutting-edge ideas to help them grow and improve their businesses.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu.