Entrepreneur Conference and Networking Event

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Columbia Faculty House-Presidential Room 1

Please join The Order of Omega National Honor Society, The Women’s International Business Council, and Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (C.O.R.E.) as they present The First Annual Entrepreneurship Conference! The conference will be followed by a Q&A session. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Distinguished panelists include: Steve Mariotti: Founder and CEO of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Considered one of today’s leading experts in education for at-risk youth, Steve Mariotti changed career paths back in 1982 when he decided to move from the corporate sector and become a special education teacher in the New York City school system. In 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE, formerly The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed. Mr. Mariotti is the recipient of numerous awards including an Inc. magazine Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the National Director’s Entrepreneurship Award from the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Association of Education Publishers’ Golden Lamp Award, the ACE/Currie Foundation Humanitarian Venture Award, and America’s Top High School Business Teacher. He has been the subject of many national media profiles on programs including ABC Evening News and 20/20. In addition, he is the co-author of eight books on entrepreneurship. Jennifer Dixon: Co-Founder of Hunter Dixon Clothing Hunter Dixon, Co-founded three years ago by the Southern born pair, Hunter Bell (Designer) and Jennifer Dixon (Business Development), continues to create a buzz with its whimsical, feminine and flirty designs. Hunter Dixon’s contemporary tops, dresses and jackets have been spotlighted in numerous publications and broadcasts including: ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, IN STLYE, Lucky Magazine, People Style Watch and FOX News. Numerous alluring celebrities and socialites are passionate about the way they feel when wearing Hunter Dixon and anticipate effortlessly dazzling (day or night) in the latest collection. Supermodel Marisa Miller, Lake Bell, Sophia Bush, Lindsay Lohan, Alex McCord of “Real Housewives of New York City”, Jamie Lynn Sigler, and Maria Menounos have all been spotted jet-setting in Hunter Dixon. Based in New York, the Hunter Dixon collection is presently available in nearly 100 boutiques worldwide (London, Kuwait, Singapore) and SAKS Fifth Avenue in the United States. Julie Goldman: Founder of the Original Runner Company After her 2000 wedding, she was inspired to launch The Original Runner Company, to provide the world with the first non-slip fabric aisle runners for weddings and special events. After only six years, The Original Runner Company has sold over $3.5 million of her unique aisle runners worldwide. The overwhelming success of The Original Runner Company has resulted in Dr. Goldman receiving the “Make Mine a Million” business award from Count Me In as well as being featured in Crain’s NY Business, NY Daily News, Lifetime Television, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and the WE channel. Sarah Farzam: Founder and CEO of Bilingual Birdies http://www.bilingualbirdies.com/teachers Sarah is the Founder & Creative Director of Bilingual Birdies. She has experience teaching global education to middle and high school age students in the Los Angeles and New York City public school systems. Throughout her professional career she spearheaded various arts based programs for students ranging from ages five to eighteen. **Smart Casual Dress Suggested**

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