Horn Program speakers

Free Lunch Friday entrepreneurial series continues this spring


8:16 a.m., Feb. 6, 2013--The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware is continuing its successful and informative Free Lunch Friday speaker series this spring.

Each Friday at 12:15 p.m., students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University are invited to attend a 15-20 minute presentation on an aspect of entrepreneurship, followed by a 30-minute question and answer session. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis; pizza and refreshments are free to attendees.

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The next Free Lunch Friday event is Friday, Feb. 8, and will feature a presentation on "Be Prepared to Grind: It Takes Hard Work!” by Nikhil Paul, a 2009 UD graduate and founder of Nfoshare, a social network that connects, tracks and motivates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students to help increase student retention.

Paul majored in electrical engineering from UD and as an undergraduate, he founded the Red Cross Club and the national award-winning dance team, UD Kamaal.

Paul has served as a board member of the American Red Cross of Delmarva since 2005 and was previously an engineer at Pepco Holdings. He is also the recipient of the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Award and the Delaware Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Sean Wang, 1992 graduate and CEO of B&W Tek Inc., will present on “My Story as an Entrepreneur” on Friday, Feb. 15.

B&W Tek is a leading photonics company producing analytical instrumentation, medical systems and lasers. Wang is also a co-founder and chairman of the board at Litecure.

Since 1990, he has founded more than 10 high-tech companies. He holds 25 patents with more than 30 pending applications in the areas of optical instruments, lasers, spectroscopic sensors and medical devices. He serves on the advisory councils for UD’s College of Engineering, Independence School of Delaware and the Chinese Entrepreneur Association.

Nathan Field, 2005 UD graduate and co-founder of Industry Arabic will visit campus on Friday, Feb. 22, from Washington, D.C.

Industry Arabic is a fast-growing startup that provides Arabic language services to public and private sector clients working with the Middle East.

Field spent several years studying Arabic in Egypt and in graduate school at Georgetown University before moving to Saudi Arabia, where he helped manage the $1 billion Gulf War environmental remediation program with the U.S. firm CH2M Hill. As the majority of Industry Arabic's clients are located outside of the U.S., Field will share his insight into the marketing challenges facing startups trying to reach clients across long distances.

Free Lunch Friday workshops are hosted at the Venture Development Center, located at 196 S. College Ave., and will continue through spring semester. Anyone interested in entrepreneurship is encouraged to attend.

For more information about entrepreneurship-related events, visit the Horn Program website.

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