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Sponsored Programs

View information and past images from programs sponsored by the Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. 

Annual School of Business Entrepreneurship Dinner


Crotty Center Entrepreneurship Mentor Program (EMP) - Video Attached

Professors, internships and teaming experiences do not necessarily provide a complete education for the entrepreneurship major. That is why junior and senior ENT majors are invited and encouraged to join the UD Entrepreneurship Mentor Program. Read More >> 

Flyer Angels

Thanks to a generous gift from alumnus Ron McDaniel, Flyer Angels is a $1 million early- stage fund that invests in some of Ohio's most exciting technology ventures. Entrepreneurship majors perform all due diligence, make investment decisions and interact with angel investors. Ours is one of the few entrepreneurship programs that directly involves undergraduates in angel investing.

Internships with numerous local entrepreneurial partner organizations

The UD Entrepreneurship program enjoys strong linkages with several local entrepreneurial organizations. Read More >> 

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Careers Symposium

There are huge entrepreneurial opportunities in the field of commercial real estate development. Backgrounds of entrepreneurship majors, accounting, finance, marketing, sales, law and engineering find rewarding careers in this field.  Read More >> 

p3 - Video Attached

Good leadership is essential for high performing teams in our Sophomore Entrepreneurial Experience course. p3 represents the presidents of the sophomore, junior and senior year teams. Two or three times an academic year, current and former team presidents meet to discuss good team management practices, obstacles overcome in past years and opportunities for personal growth in leadership skills for each team president. Our belief is that excellent team leadership is essential to the operation of well run teams and that students should have an opportunity to fully exploit the development of their individual group leadership skills. Read More >>

Opportunities and Issues Series for Female Entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurs have some unique opportunities and issues. Read More >> 

The Everest Real Estate Challenge - Video Attached

UD alum Robert Kohorst donated the use of one of his large apartment complex properties in Columbus to conduct our Everest Real Estate Challenge. Read More >> 

The Stander Symposium

Each year entrepreneurship majors have been selected to participate in the University wide Stander Symposium. Read More >> 

The UD Entrepreneurship Family Forum

Each year parents of our sophomore entrepreneurship majors who own family businesses are invited to campus for two days. Read More >> 

The UD Business Plan Competition

The University of Dayton Entrepreneurship Program sponsors the UD Business Plan Competition each year. This year's first prize is $30,000 cash. Read More >> 
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The UD C-E-O Club

The University of Dayton has an active CEO Club. Sponsored by the Crotty Center, this student run club provides insight and exposure to the role of entrepreneurship in our economy. Read More >> 

The UD Entrepreneurs at the Table (EATT) Program - Video Attached

Jim (UD alum) and Esther Eiting have established an endowment to bring local entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship students together on a regular basis to discuss events, concerns, opportunities and practices of mutual interest. Read More >> 

The UD Junior Entrepreneur Mentor Program (JEM)

UD ENT majors thought it would be helpful for juniors, having successfully completed the Sophomore Entrepreneurial Experience Course, to share their knowledge and experience with current ENT sophomores. Read More >> 

Visiting Entrepreneur Larry Connor, CEO of The Connor Group

Visiting entrepreneur Larry Connor, CEO of The Connor Group, presents a three-part series about entrepreneurial opportunities and dilemmas. Read More >> 

Volunteer of the Year - Video Attached

Clarence Bittner (retired President, Shook Construction) and Russ Gottesman (CEO, Commuter Advertising) received the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award at our recent Annual ENT Dinner. Read More >>

Welcome Back Pizza Party - Video Attached

The Welcome Back Pizza Party for ENT majors and incoming freshmen interested in our Entrepreneurship Major was scheduled for August 27 and August 28, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. each night, in the KU Barrett Dining Room.
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