March 11: Free Lunch Friday at the Venture Center


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11:02 a.m., March 9, 2011----All students and faculty are invited to Free Lunch Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday, March 11, at the Venture Development Center, located at 196 South College Ave.

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The program will include a brief, 15- to 20-minute presentation on “Marketing on a Budget,” and a 30-plus-minute Q-&-A session. UD alumnus Steve Roettger and his partner in Verge and the coIN Loft, Wes Garnett, will lead the workshop.

True to its name, the Free Lunch Friday workshop will provide free food and soft drinks to those who attend. Seating and food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Lunch Friday workshops are presented by the Entrepreneurship Club and the University's Entrepreneurial Studies Program.

Future Free Lunch Friday presentations will focus on “Setting up a New Business,” “Social Media for Entrepreneurs,” “Developing Your Personal Brand/Network,” “Accounting Practices for Small Businesses” and “Previewing E-Studies and the VDC for the 2011-12 Academic Year.” For additional details, please see the calendar of events on the new E-Studies website.

Questions? Please email the E-Studies program at [].

Upcoming Events

March 18
Free Lunch Friday, featuring John Osoinach, manager, Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center, “Setting up a New Business”
12:30-1:30 p.m., Venture Development Center

April 8
Free Lunch Friday, featuring Lee Mikles, principal and president, the Archer Group, “Social Media for Entrepreneurs”
12:30-1:30 p.m., Venture Development Center

April 15
Free Lunch Friday, featuring Chris Barton, founder and president, Barton Career Advisers, “Developing Your Personal Brand/Network”
12:30-1:30 p.m., Venture Development Center

April 29
2011 E-Forum on Entrepreneurship, featuring First State Innovation's Spring Entrepreneur Showcase and the 2011 University of Delaware Business Plan Competition
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Clayton Hall

May 6
Free Lunch Friday featuring TBD, Belfint, Lyons, & Shuman, “Accounting Practices for Small Businesses”
12:30-1:30 p.m., Venture Development Center

May 13
Free Lunch Friday, featuring Dan Freeman, faculty director, UD Entrepreneurial Studies Program, “Previewing E-Studies and the VDC for the 2011-12 Academic Year”
12:30-1:30 p.m., Venture Development Center

June 4
Alumni Weekend Innovation Celebration, co-hosted by the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP) and E-Studies. Alumni are invited to enjoy beer, wine and hors d'oeurves while mingling with faculty, staff, inventors and entrepreneurs. Learn about opportunities for engagement with the E-Studies program and vote on which student business should receive $1,000 in seed funding.
3:30-5 p.m., Venture Development Center