Global Entrepreneurship Week at LCCC, featuring Johnny Cupcakes Founder Johnny Earle

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with events aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs.

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with events aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs. The week’s events are coordinated by LCCC’s Blackstone LaunchPad, a free service that helps members move their idea for a business or product from conception to reality. The services are available for all LCCC students and alumni, regardless of their area of study.

“Knowing the basics of a field is no longer a guarantee for success.  We want our students and graduates to operate like entrepreneurs, whether they take risks, build a network, and push untested ideas into fruition at their own company or apply their entrepreneurial skills to help an employer grow,” said Lee Kolczun, director of LCCC’s Blackstone LaunchPad. “We’re here to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in our community and campus.”

Events include:

Crowdfunding Workshop
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, November 18 in DEC 132
Learn how to crowd fund your ideas with this unique workshop.

Student Business Competition
1 p.m., Tuesday, November 19 in HS 133.

Students looking to start a business may enter a student business competition hosted by Blackstone Launchpad. Student entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to a panel of business experts. The winning students will receive cash prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $150 for third place.  Prize money is sponsored by RGI International. The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. For more information or to register for the competition, email www.blackstonelp@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4900.

Entrepreneur Fair with Guest Speaker Johnny Cupcakes founder Johnny Earle
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 20 in Stocker Arts Center Cinema Hall
Johnny Earle, founder of the Johnny Cupcakes clothing brand, will be the keynote speaker for Global Entrepreneurship Week at LCCC. Earle was voted America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur of 2008 by BusinessWeek Magazine. The Johnny Cupcakes clothing line cleverly uses cupcakes as a design motif – often replacing iconic symbols with cupcakes. Participants will have the opportunity to market business ventures.

Panel of Experts
12-1 p.m., HS 133

A panel of entrepreneurs and business experts will share their advice on how to start a new business.

For more information about events or about Blackstone LaunchPad, visit www.lorainccc.edu/blackstone or call (440) 366-4900.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at LCCC, featuring Johnny Cupcakes Founder Johnny Earle

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with events aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs.

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with events aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs. The week’s events are coordinated by LCCC’s Blackstone LaunchPad, a free service that helps members move their idea for a business or product from conception to reality. The services are available for all LCCC students and alumni, regardless of their area of study.

“Knowing the basics of a field is no longer a guarantee for success.  We want our students and graduates to operate like entrepreneurs, whether they take risks, build a network, and push untested ideas into fruition at their own company or apply their entrepreneurial skills to help an employer grow,” said Lee Kolczun, director of LCCC’s Blackstone LaunchPad. “We’re here to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in our community and campus.”

Events include:

Crowdfunding Workshop
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, November 18 in DEC 132
Learn how to crowd fund your ideas with this unique workshop.

Student Business Competition
1 p.m., Tuesday, November 19 in HS 133.

Students looking to start a business may enter a student business competition hosted by Blackstone Launchpad. Student entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to a panel of business experts. The winning students will receive cash prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $150 for third place.  Prize money is sponsored by RGI International. The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. For more information or to register for the competition, email www.blackstonelp@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4900.

Entrepreneur Fair with Guest Speaker Johnny Cupcakes founder Johnny Earle
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 20 in Stocker Arts Center Cinema Hall
Johnny Earle, founder of the Johnny Cupcakes clothing brand, will be the keynote speaker for Global Entrepreneurship Week at LCCC. Earle was voted America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur of 2008 by BusinessWeek Magazine. The Johnny Cupcakes clothing line cleverly uses cupcakes as a design motif – often replacing iconic symbols with cupcakes. Participants will have the opportunity to market business ventures.

Panel of Experts
12-1 p.m., HS 133

A panel of entrepreneurs and business experts will share their advice on how to start a new business.

For more information about events or about Blackstone LaunchPad, visit www.lorainccc.edu/blackstone or call (440) 366-4900.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at LCCC, featuring Johnny Cupcakes Founder Johnny Earle

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with events aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs.

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with events aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs. The week’s events are coordinated by LCCC’s Blackstone LaunchPad, a free service that helps members move their idea for a business or product from conception to reality. The services are available for all LCCC students and alumni, regardless of their area of study.

“Knowing the basics of a field is no longer a guarantee for success.  We want our students and graduates to operate like entrepreneurs, whether they take risks, build a network, and push untested ideas into fruition at their own company or apply their entrepreneurial skills to help an employer grow,” said Lee Kolczun, director of LCCC’s Blackstone LaunchPad. “We’re here to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in our community and campus.”

Events include:

Crowdfunding Workshop
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, November 18 in DEC 132
Learn how to crowd fund your ideas with this unique workshop.

Student Business Competition
1 p.m., Tuesday, November 19 in HS 133.

Students looking to start a business may enter a student business competition hosted by Blackstone Launchpad. Student entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to a panel of business experts. The winning students will receive cash prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $150 for third place.  Prize money is sponsored by RGI International. The event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. For more information or to register for the competition, email www.blackstonelp@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4900.

Entrepreneur Fair with Guest Speaker Johnny Cupcakes founder Johnny Earle
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 20 in Stocker Arts Center Cinema Hall
Johnny Earle, founder of the Johnny Cupcakes clothing brand, will be the keynote speaker for Global Entrepreneurship Week at LCCC. Earle was voted America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur of 2008 by BusinessWeek Magazine. The Johnny Cupcakes clothing line cleverly uses cupcakes as a design motif – often replacing iconic symbols with cupcakes. Participants will have the opportunity to market business ventures.

Panel of Experts
12-1 p.m., HS 133

A panel of entrepreneurs and business experts will share their advice on how to start a new business.

For more information about events or about Blackstone LaunchPad, visit www.lorainccc.edu/blackstone or call (440) 366-4900.

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