WRITER: MARTI TIEDEMAN
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: April 19, 2000
Entrepreneurial leaders speak April 26 at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Four experienced entrepreneurs will tell how they deal
with difficult situations, both on a professional and personal level, as part
of the John R. Hughes Lecture Series in Entrepreneurship April 26 at the Pappajohn
The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and Hills Bank
and Trust Company are sponsoring the lecture entitled, "A View of Tomorrow."
Speakers Randy Easton, Edward Moldt, Dr. Sanjay Singhvi and Richard Schwab,
will discuss the challenging issues entrepreneurial business leaders face
Randy Easton is owner and president of Easton Enterprises, LLC, a Cedar
Rapids company involved in manufacturing, water treatment and an Internet
distance education. In his presentation "You Don't Have to be a dot.com
to be an Entrepreneur," Easton will speak about his business experiences
and the many ways to be a successful entrepreneur.
Edward Moldt, director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the
UI, has introduced entrepreneurship education and practice at the UI and a
consortium of 15 Iowa community colleges. He has started dozens of companies
over the past 29 years, founded the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
at Indiana University, and was managing director of the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial
Center at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Moldt and Dr. Sanjay Singhvi will introduce their new website, EntreBiz,
which provides online assistance and services for practicing entrepreneurs.
Singhvi currently owns three businesses and teaches in the UI management
information sciences department. He recently developed a web-based course,
"Programming in Visual Basic" and continues to develop new software
Richard Schwab, a former vice president and general manager of the Government
Services Division at National Computer Systems in Iowa City, is currently
an "angel" investor, putting time and money into promising Iowa
ventures. He will speak about his views and experiences, how to get into the
angel network, and how to select and work with companies.
Registration for the lecture begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in
the Buchanan Auditorium, Room W10 in the Pappajohn Business Building, followed
by the presentations at 6:30 p.m. and a reception at 8:30 p.m. The program
is free and open to the public.
To register or for more information, contact the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
Center at (319) 335-1022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.