Crain’s New York Business, Education Report: “Startup Factories”

New York’s colleges are stepping up support of budding entrepreneurs with courses, mentoring, networking, awards. High marks were given to Pace’s Lubin School of Business, where a 2011 pitch contest drew an audience of 400 — including venture capitalists, angel investors and bankers.

A special Education Report in the April 23 issue of Crain’s New York Business focuses on how New York’s colleges and universities have ratcheted up their commitment to supporting budding entrepreneurs in recent years.  With courses, mentoring, networking and cash awards, they are growing crops of would-be entrepreneurs that they say are far better prepared than their predecessors. 

Lubin Professor Bruce Bachenheimer,  Director of Pace’s new Entrepreneurship Lab, was interviewed by Steve Garmhausen for the article and his comments are highlighted below.  Read the Education Report in its entirety by clicking here:

  • One of the latest manifestations of the trend: the February launch, by Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, of an entrepreneurship lab that aims to facilitate collaborations between students in schools as diverse as nursing and business.  “The idea is that it will involve all Pace students and faculty from all the schools,” said Bruce Bachenheimer, director of the lab and of Lubin’s entrepreneurship program. “We’re stressing an interdisciplinary, hands-on experience to find new ways to solve difficult problems.”
  • Entrepreneurship programs are trying to teach just about everything else. The most straightforward subjects include writing a business plan and doing financial, competitive and market analysis.  “When it comes to the harder stuff, such as the ability to recognize opportunities, Pace and other schools use case studies, brainstorming lessons and other exercises to nurture that skill. “It’s kind of like teaching music or painting,” explained Mr. Bachenheimer.
  • Pitch programs—in which teams of students, alumni and others vie for cash prizes by developing and pitching business ideas—are a centerpiece of the entrepreneurship push among the city’s schools.  Pitch contests have also proved to be a great way to network and meet investors. The most recent contest at Pace drew an audience of 400, including venture capitalists, angel investors and bankers, said Mr. Bachenheimer.
  • Schools are grappling with the question of how to gauge the success of their entrepreneurship programs.  And by one definition, entrepreneurship training doesn’t have to result in a business launch to be successful. If a person is trained to size up opportunities and take initiatives, he and his employer have an edge, said Mr. Bachenheimer. “The nature of work is changing dramatically,” he said. “There’s no more ‘Give me a job and tell me what to do.’ ”

 

 

 

 

Inc.com: “New York Gets New Start-up Lab”

Pace University opens up entrepreneurship lab, hoping to incubate interdisciplinary collaboration between students—and create some new companies in Lower Manhattan.

ENTREPRENEURS

February 17, 2012

New York Gets New Start-up Lab

Pace University opens up entrepreneurship lab, hoping to incubate interdisciplinary collaboration between students—and create some new companies in Lower Manhattan.

Before they were entrepreneurs, Rob Caucci and Jeremy Pease were students by day and residence hall RAs by night. That meant after classes in Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and computer science program, respectively, then would come home to “have to mediate dozens of conflicts every day between roommates,” Caucci says.

In an effort born of that frustration, the pair launched their first company, a roommate-matching software called Reslutions, which they dubbed “eHarmony for college roommates.” Then, after winning Pace University’s 2010 Pitch Contest with that idea, the pair shifted their plans: They are now looking for a $500,000 investment for their roommate cost-sharing and household management start-up, called SpaceSplitter.

Pace is the latest university trying to foster just this kind of partnership—in which a business school student meets an undergrad programmer and begins a lasting entrepreneurial relationship. On Thursday night, the Lubin School of Business at Pace held a reception launching the school’s new entrepreneurship lab, an open-floor-plan space decked in computers and Idea Paint tucked into a corridor of Lubin School. The secret sauce: any student from any school within Pace may apply. The lab’s director, Bruce Bachenheimer, who also organizes the Pace Business Plan Competition and Pitch Contest, said he’d gotten a call from a nursing students asking if she could apply for the lab, hopefully to find a collaborator for a piece of health-care software or an app.

“Entrepreneurship is interdisciplinary problem solving and no one can be expert at everything; therefore well-coordinated collaboration is at the heart of what we strive to instill in our students,” says Neil Braun, dean of Pace’s Lubin School of Business and former president of NBC and chairman of Viacom Entertainment. “The lab is a conducive space for students, faculty, entrepreneurs and city officials to identify opportunities and needs and build a plan to make something good happen.”

Thursday night attracted other bold-faced New York start-up names, including Harold Levy, managing director of Palm Ventures and former NYC Schools chancellor, and Robert Walsh, New York City Small Business Services commissioner.

“New York is a thriving hub of entrepreneurship, but we’re still in the second and third inning,” compared with Silicon Valley’s thriving technology industry and start-up scene, said Somak Chattopadhyay, a partner in Tribeca Venture Partners, who spoke at the Entrepreneurship Lab launch. “We’ve been missing a critical mass of incubators and accelerators.” —Christine Lagorio

Pictured: Robert Walsh, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services

BPC/BizPlanCompetitions.com: “Pitch contests gain popularity”

For years, business plan competitions were the only option for would-be entrepreneurs seeking prizes, funding and the chance to get in front of venture capitalists via a competition framework. But now, more and more competitions are adding elevator pitch — or simply pitch — contests as an option within an overall business plan competition.

Many of the major Ivy League competitions — including Harvard, Yale and MIT — feature pitch competitions. The advantage of a pitch competition is that it’s much easier to enter, organize, participate and judge than a typical business plan competition, which typically encompasses an entire academic year, according to Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of management who runs both the Pace University Pitch and Business Plan Competitions.

“Basically, competitors have three minutes in front of a panel of judges to sell their idea,” he told BPC/BizPlanCompetitions.com, a website which bills itself as the “world’s most complete listing of entrepreneurship contests and business plan competitions.”  He added that “there’s an audience for our competition, who can suggest questions, and who also get an education in entrepreneurship. Last year, Pace gave $50,000 in prizes to the competition winners.  The pitch competition has become very popular among business students.”

Pitch contests require different skills than business plan competitions.  In a pitch contest, you don’t necessarily need to have the fully-fleshed out idea that you need to succeed in a business plan competition. Instead, as Bachenheimer puts it, competitors need to “have excellent presentation skills, be quick on their feet, be able to provide a quick summary and be responsive to the very pointed questions of a panel of very distinguished judges.”

He’s very pleased with the way the pitch competition, which is now in it’s eighth year, has evolved. “In the beginning, some of the ideas were kind of crazy, but it’s gotten very serious,” he continues. “It’s very educational and very entertaining for the presenters and the audience. It’s a fast-paced, fun learning opportunity for everyone, including the audience.”

One big advantage of pitch contests is that they are relatively painless to enter. Instead of writing up a complicated, in-depth business plan that participants may have to revise numerous times over the months, a simple 500 word or so entry form, a brief biography and a 10-question form are the sole requirements for the Pace Pitch Contest. Not only is it simpler for the contestants, it is also much easier for the judges and organizers, he says.

And that makes it a good selling point for judges, who have to make a big time commitment to judge a business plan competition. Those can take months and judges must read multiple business plans, evaluate them at various stages and mentor competitions. With the pitch competition, it’s a one-day commitment. It’s also much easier on organizers, which is why it’s easier to start and run a pitch competition than a full business plan competition, Bachenheimer continues.

Pace Pitch Contest “Top 10” Finalists Named – Entrepreneurs Compete for $50,000+ on Dec 3, Join Us

The Lubin School of Business at Pace University has announced the ten finalists and two alternates who will vie for over $50,000 in cash prizes at the Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest on Thursday, December 3.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Samuella Becker Pace University/Public Information 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172 sbecker2@pace.edu

Pace University Announces Entrepreneurial Finalists in New Business and Social Venture Categories for Sixth Annual Pitch Contest

• Judges include Chairman of New York Angels, President & CEO, Greyston Foundation and President of IBM International Foundation

• Keynote speaker is Iqbal Qadir, founder of GrameenPhone, a wireless telecom provider of phones to rural people in Bangladesh

• MIT, Harvard, Brown and Columbia are among the campuses represented

• RSVP at www.pace.edu/pitch – Cheering Section – to join the action on Thursday, December 3, 2009 as the “Top 10” compete for over $50,000 in cash prizes at Pace’s Schimmel Theater , New York City. Free admission.

NEW YORK, November 13, 2009 – The Lubin School of Business at Pace University has announced the ten finalists and two alternates who will vie for over $50,000 in cash prizes at the Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest on Thursday, December 3.

The finalists and alternates, who hail from a dozen universities, were chosen from over 150 entries representing 40 schools. These prospective startups address a diverse range of issues, such as:

• providing clean, safe drinking water for rural residents of a third country

• mobile hotel guest service integration

• a breast cancer detection kit using proteins from tears

The caliber of the management team, innovation, competitive positioning, market size, and financial projections were among the criteria that set the Top 10 apart from their contenders.

“Pace has always nurtured and encouraged entrepreneurial vision,” said Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, Director of Entrepreneurship and a Faculty Fellow of Pace’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. “We are delighted to produce for the sixth consecutive year an event that brings center stage the business objectives of these very talented, new business candidates.”

“It’s an ‘Apprentice meets American Idol’ type competition,” he added. ”If you have ever dreamed of starting a commercial or social venture, then the Pace Pitch Contest is one of the best forums around to get exposure for your idea.”

This year’s judges, who the finalists will meet on the stage of the Schimmel Theater (home to James Lipton’s award-winning television program “Inside the Actors Studio”) 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

The keynote Speaker is MIT Professor Iqbal Z. Quadir, Founder of GrameenPhone, Director of the MIT Legatum Center and an advocate of business as a humanitarian tool.

The increased cash prize money this year is a result of the generosity of Helene (a 1966 Pace graduate) and Grant Wilson, who have funded a $125,000 commitment to the Pace Pitch Contest over a five-year-period to inspire and award social entrepreneurship. The Wilsons also founded The Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University in 2005, a recognized source for the best practices in the entrepreneurial management of non-profit organizations and a leader in the identification and training of those entrepreneurs.

Additional prizes. One pitch, from either the Social Venture or New Business Concept category, will be awarded six months of office space leasing in one of TechSpace’s facilities (value $15,000). Additionally, the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City will award a $2,500 cash prize to the one pitch judged to have the most innovative technology.

Pace’s finalists – commercial and social ventures which have not been launched or are at the very earliest stages of development – are, in alphabetical order:

New Business Concept

• Mobilestead – Solutions to enable hotels to integrate mobile guest services into their existing infrastructure.

• Newly Wish – Online wedding registry services that unites independent brick-and-mortar stars and service providers with local engaged couples and gift givers.

• Raw Athletics – Sports equipment cleaning and deodorizing spray based on all-natural active ingredients.

• Seva Call – Local search engine that uses voiceover IP technology to immediately broadcast a customer’s service provider needs.

• Tears for Life – Medical diagnostic equipment company that is developing a tear test kit that will screen women for breast cancer using proteins found in tears.

ALTERNATE: StudentsGlobe – Online one-stop source of immediately necessary services for thousands of international students coming to the U.S. every year.

Social Venture

• Community Water Solutions – Managed water treatment business to provide safe, clean drinking water to rural villages.

• EGG-energy – Direct sales of electricity services to connect Africans to power suppliers.

• TuneButton – Interactive Web-based server software platform that provides an affordable alternative to continued music education for students outside the classroom.

• Vala – Uses mobile phone technology to instantly connect consumers to what they need and desire from vendors in the informal market of urban India.

• WingNow.com – Collaborative environment for audio, video and web browsing.

ALTERNATE: Advanced Road Hazard Simulator – Leveraging the existing technology developed for photo-realistic auto racing games, produce an immersive yet affordable driving simulator/training environment for training new drivers.

Schools Represented by Top 10 Finalists and Alternates:

• Brown University

• Columbia University (Columbia School of Business)

• Fordham University (Graduate School of Business)

• Harvard University (Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government)

• Johns Hopkins University (Whiting School of Engineering)

• Massachusetts Institute of Technology (School of Engineering, Sloan School of Management)

• Pace University (Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems)

• Polytechnic Institute of NYU

• Tufts University (Fletcher School)

• University of Arkansas (Walton College of Business)

• University of Maryland (Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship)

• University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School)

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.

To learn more about the businesses that have been chosen to compete, please visit www.pace.edu/pitch

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 (Visit www.pace.edu/pitch – then click on “Alumni Mentors” to read more “Success after the Pace Pitch Contest” stories). 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 TechSpace.

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 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 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

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.

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