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Kent State Campus Hosts Business Competition for Northeast Ohio Universities (08/06/2009)

The Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) is holding its 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) on Kent State University’s Kent Campus, Aug. 9 – 14. EIW is an intense, one-week academic experience in which 35 students from Northeast Ohio colleges and universities are challenged to create the best business concept. By bringing the entrepreneurial strengths of each institution together, this collaboration provides students a rich experience.

Teams from Ashland University, Baldwin-Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, Kent State University and The University of Akron will participate in the weeklong event. Each team will create a business concept as part of a competition. Business concepts will be judged by an outside panel of entrepreneurs. The team with the best business concept will be recognized at the awards ceremony held on Aug. 14,in the Kent State Student Center. 

While living in residence halls, students will attend two academic sessions per day on topics such as Developing a Business Idea, Creativity and Innovation and Finance and Marketing. Students also will be provided with networking opportunities and presentations by prominent northeast Ohio entrepreneurs.

The EEC has partnered with the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to make this program possible.

Additional sponsors include Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Goldstein Caldwell and Associates, Magnet and the Youngstown Business Incubator.


Media Contacts:
Kati Crowder-O’Connor,, 330-672-9426
Kevin Brosien,, 330-672-8589


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