EEC Ohio is working with a team from Cleveland Bridge Builders, a leadership development program, on an alumni engagement strategy. The team of seven rising professionals will explore ways for EEC to build an alumni network of participants from EEC programs since 2007. This will help grow an untapped resource to build EEC's capacity for the future.
The USEK Business School is hosting its third Entrepreneurship Symposium in partnership with Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business and the American University in Cairo School of Business.
As we launch into 2024, CEO Deborah Hoover reflects on an important look at the past involving learning and leadership in entrepreneurial environments and the role of humility in fostering innovation. Along the way, she shines a light on EEC board member and founder of Model Landmarks LLC., Greg Malkin.
Humble leaders, who admit they don't have all the answers, create space for people to learn and innovate. Humility fosters curiosity and trust, critical for entrepreneurial environments. It is a key leadership quality that enables the open, fearless culture needed for innovation to thrive.
EEC's Chief Relationship Officer, Reka Barabas, served as one of the judges at The Pitch organized by the Hudson Library and Historical Society during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
As part of the 2024 Annual Meeting, the EEC Board, Member School Representatives, a few alumni, and community representatives gathered on November 15 for a Listen & Learn session to discuss shared goals and priorities for the organization. Many thanks to SmartShape Design for hosting and facilitating!
EEC has been selected to work with a team of volunteers through the Cleveland Bridge Builders program. A group of seven rising professionals will spend the next seven months exploring an alumni strategy for EEC. We look forward to tapping into the energy of the volunteer team!
Young Entrepreneur Institute held its annual Enspire conference on October 20-21, aimed at supporting K-12 educators as they introduce entrepreneurial concepts into their classrooms.
In October, the EDA announced the recipients of the Tech Hubs awards, including the Greater Akron Chamber, chosen from more than 400 applicants and the only recipient selected in Ohio. EEC is a collaborator on this project and will be working with GAC and other partners to connect university students to the cluster.
EEC Ohio is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Matt Poyle from Lorain County Community College and Sam Brenner from Boxcast joined the Board effective November 15, 2023.
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