Department of Marketing Communication
Welcome to the Ninth Annual E3 Exposition
Emerson College Entrepreneurial Conference
Saturday April 19, 2014
9:00 am–3:30 pm
Bill Bordy Theater at Emerson College
216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Emerson College’s E3 program has been led, since its inception, by Professor Karl Baehr who was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the nation’s top professors of entrepreneurial studies. Sadly last fall Emerson’s Professor Baehr passed unexpectedly, leaving behind his dedicated students and colleagues to continue on in his work to foster the rise of entrepreneurial talent at the college.
This semester, under the leadership of Ja-Nae Duane, an amazingly talented group of students will join business leaders to discuss the nuances of entrepreneurship. The conference will feature keynote speaker Helena Fruscio, Director of Creative Industries for MA; with founders’ alumni chats presented by James DiSabatino of Roxy's Grilled Cheese; Evy Chen of EvyTea; and Jon Allen of Temple Twist.
Now in its ninth year, the E3 program is a yearlong immersion in crafting a new business venture; at the conference the student entrepreneurs will compete for a combined $20,000 in cash and prizes to get their companies started. More than 150 ventures have been created in Emerson’s yearlong, immersive experience and more than 30% of those have been realized into businesses. According to the Princeton Review, that is 25% more than other entrepreneurial programs. Several of the current students are already in business, and have captured significant media attention.
Additional speakers include:
Vlad Vukicevic, CTO Rocket Hub
Sam Aquillano, Co-Founder of Design Museum Boston
Joanna Meiselles, Senior Director of Operations and Founder of Snip-its
James DiMartino, Founder of Roxy's Grilled Cheese
Morgan First, Founder of Wine Riot
For questions or to RSVP contact JaNae_Duane@emerson.edu