Ronna McNair started a new role at Corporate College in September of this year. She recently noted, “I’m happy to share that I've started a new position as Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College!” Ronna previously served for nine years as the Chief of Staff/Executive Assistant in the office of the President at Tri-C. She is a graduate of the University of Akron and holds an MBA from Wayne State University.
Case Western Reserve University invites its EEC colleagues to join them at these exciting events!
A wonderful event is happening at Baldwin Wallace University on October 24th from 4-5:30pm!
EEC Ohio honors Ray Leach as he leaves his role as founding CEO of JumpStart to become co-founding partner at The Ohio Fund. Over the last two decades, Ray provided exceptional leadership, helping to establish Cleveland’s venture capital and entrepreneurship ecosystems and leading the way to meaningful economic growth for our region.
Cleveland State University’s Startup Vikes provides interdisciplinary student teams a pathway for taking an idea from formation to venture creation.
With the help and enthusiasm of our community, EEC’s GoFundMe campaign reached its goal of $9,500 at the end of September, including contributions on the platform and those inspired by the campaign and sent directly to our organization. These funds ensure that we will meet the terms of our challenge grant opportunities and be able to provide high-quality programming to student entrepreneurs during this academic year. All of us at EEC Ohio express our deepest appreciation to the generous donors who understand and appreciate the potential of emerging entrepreneurs and make our programming possible. Thank you to all our donors from the EEC team!
Bob Sopko, Director of the CWRU LaunchNET, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Entrepreneurship Education Consortium Ohio. A longtime member of the CWRU community, Bob supports students and alumni in starting businesses and provides guidance to enhance their knowledge and skills to achieve success. He previously served as a member of Information Technology Services, operating key strategic technology partnerships. Bob also served on the management team of a Bain Capital-backed company, growing 80-plus annual High Tech recruiting events and 600 employment sites.
The Center for Scientific Excellence at Walsh University invites you to participate in a special innovation challenge as part of our annual Science and Technology Summit where winners will receive $10,000 worth of analytical chemistry services to accelerate the development of groundbreaking ideas, products or technologies.
Date: November 14, 2023 Location: Walsh University
For more information & submission details visit: https://www.walsh.edu/cse-entrepreneurship-event.html
Dear Friends of EEC Ohio,
EEC Ohio considers its first full year as Northeast Ohio’s collegiate entrepreneurship hub a success, but we know our work has only just begun.
Under the guidance of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence John Knific and Mike Belsito, Tech Side Hustle Cohort 3 kicked off on September 29 with 8 teams participating including students from John Carroll University, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, and College of Wooster. The intensive program will extend over six weeks with coaching sessions, workshops, and access to external services. CSU graduate and VFA Fellow, Tim Zvoncheck, is serving as TSH Program Manager for Cohort 3. Welcome Tim! We will begin recruiting for Cohort 4 in the late fall with a plan to launch the program in February.
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