The News Service
April 30 and May 1
Ted Turner to be honored for lifetime achievement in entrepreneurship
Philanthropist and cable news pioneer Ted Turner will be honored May 1, 2004, at 5 p.m. at the conclusion of a two-day Entrepreneurial Extravaganza that invites aspiring entrepreneurs from East Coast colleges and universities to compete for cash. The event is a joint collaboration by Brown University and Bryant College.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Philanthropist Ted Turner will receive the inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award at the conclusion of a two-day event that invites aspiring undergraduate entrepreneurs from nearly a dozen colleges and universities along the East Coast to compete for $25,000 in cash and prizes.
The Entrepreneurship Extravaganza, April 30 and May 1, 2004, includes a keynote address by David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue Airlines; a two-minute speech competition; a case study competition; and an entrepreneurs’ boot camp. The event is co-sponsored by the Brown University and Bryant College entrepreneurship programs, and activities will take place on both campuses.
This is the second annual Entrepreneurship Extravaganza. Last year, the event drew students from Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Yale University.
For additional information about events at Bryant College, contact Renee Buisson, director of college relations, at (401) 232-6120. Students who wish to participate in Entrepreneurship Extravaganza events must register at www.epextravaganza.com.
Friday, April 30
1 p.m. The Case Study Competition at the George E. Bello
4 p.m. Elevator Speech Competition at the George E. Bello
6 p.m. Keynote address at the George E. Bello Center
Saturday, May 1
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp
2 – 3:30 p.m. Case Study Competition at Alumnae Hall
5 p.m. Ted Turner at Alumnae Hall
Entrepreneurship Extravaganza Co-sponsors
The Brown University Entrepreneurship Program is a non-profit, student-run organization that receives guidance from an advisory board consisting of entrepreneurs. The program’s mission is to support entrepreneurial learning among Brown students, enable and encourage students to create innovative ventures, and create a closely knit entrepreneurial community of Brown students, faculty, administrators, alumni and friends.
The mission of the Bryant College Global Entrepreneurship Program is to develop outstanding global business leaders who will create successful entrepreneurial ventures, stimulate entrepreneurial risk-taking and creativity.