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Business Fellow joins Venture for America

Elon University senior Austin Rhoads, who graduates this spring with degrees in international business and marketing, hopes to use his own business startup experience to help a technology firm create jobs for a city growing its entrepreneurial reputation.

Triple Impact Challenge presents innovative business proposals

Sixteen students presented entrepreneurial ventures in April that provide community impact and resolutions to social problems.

Elon students fight hunger with HOPE

What started as an academic exercise in a service learning class has transformed into a student-led community organization that has raised thousands of pounds of food for the hungry in Alamance County in just its first two months.

Elon to co-host Google 'Get Your Business Online' programs

The Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is helping to lead a series of free workshops that take place on Elon University's campus from March 25-28, 2014, for anyone in the Alamance County or surrounding communities.

Students & Doherty Center organize visit to entrepreneurship conference

Two Elon University seniors, in coordination with the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, led a group of local high school students last month to an entrepreneurship and the arts conference in Greensboro, N.C.

Ashesi University founder honored with Elon entrepreneurship medal

Patrick G. Awuah Jr., president of Ashesi University in Ghana, traveled from Africa to the United States to receive an award that recognizes entrepreneurs who are leaders in their industry and who exemplify the values of Elon University.

Now accepting Doherty Scholar applications

Rising juniors from across all majors are welcome to apply to be a 2014-15 Doherty Scholar.

 

Sean McMahon publishes in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Assistant Professor Sean McMahon co-authored an article about the consequences of ethical lapses in businesses.

Kevin O’Mara publishes article on the innovation imperative

Professor Kevin O’Mara discusses why innovation is the key to modern business development in the publication "Chamber".

Doherty Center field trip engages students in entrepreneurial thinking

Elon University students interested in entrepreneurship traveled to Durham to learn more about start-up opportunities in the Triangle area. 

'Startup Weekend' welcomes entrepreneurs to Elon

Students and faculty with the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership are sponsoring Startup Weekend Triad from Nov. 22-24 in the Lakeside Meeting Room.

Students offer solutions to social ills at Triple Impact Challenge

Twenty-two students from different disciplines participated in the inaugural competition to create entrepreneurial ventures.

Young entrepreneur presents innovative neuromarketing techniques to faculty, students

Jake Stauch, the 22-year old founder of NeuroSpire, shared his entrepreneurship story with Elon faculty and students

Kevin O’Mara to lead Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Doherty Center offers scholarships for students interested in entrepreneurship, sponsors a speaker series, and awards the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership to business leaders who epitomize the values of the university.

Elon honors North Carolina business leader

Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, founder & CEO of Pace Communications, on Wednesday received the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Dean Tadepalli profiled in Triad Business Journal

Love School of Business leader talks about his approach to business education.

Now accepting applications to be a Doherty Scholar
The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is accepting applications for the Doherty Scholar program.
Elon student places third in entrepreneurship contest
Elon senior Trevor Nelson won third place in the “2 Minutes to Win It” business idea contest sponsored by the N.C. Entrepreneurship Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Nov. 15.
Team Innov8 named winner of 2012 Elon Innovation Challenge
Team Innov8 was crowned the 2012 Elon Innovation Challenge winner on Nov. 15, winning $400 to go towards their charity, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
Christy Benson and Gary Palin's research presented in Ireland
Co-authored with colleagues from the Dublin Institute of Technology, the two Elon faculty members make case for more "experiential education."
Christy Benson and Gary Palin research presented in New Zealand
The Elon University colleagues worked with peers from the Dublin Institute of Technology in researching transformative learning pedagogies.
Gary Palin presents at International Conference on Sustainable Entrepreneurship
"Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Unlocking Innovation" discussed where world problems are addressed through venture opportunities by deployment of sustainability innovations.
Raghu Tadepalli named dean of Love School of Business
Raghu Tadepalli has been named dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business following a national search.
Alumni return to participate in annual C. Ashton Newhall Lecture
Entrepreneurs Brent Gilmore '10 and Katie Pietrowski '10 visited campus April 26 to participate in a panel discussion as part of the C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture Series in the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business.
Muhammad Yunus receives entrepreneurship honor
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus received the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership during an April 4 ceremony.
Nobel recipient to students: Use business to solve problems
Microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the bank he founded, headlined Elon’s 2012 Convocation for Honors.
Gary Palin presents at MIT Global Startup Workshop in Istanbul
Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, moderated a March 30 panel discussion in the 2012 MIT Global Startup Workshop in Istanbul, Turkey.
Elon junior Oliver Goddu presents at University Entrepreneurship Summit
Leaders from more than two dozen universities and organizations took part in the program hosted by UNC-Pembroke.
Hospital visit leads Elon student to origami venture
When Elizabeth Greenberg was prohibited from taking flowers to a sick friend, the entrepreneurship major discovered a business opportunity.
Trustee Ed Doherty wins national business award
Doherty Enterprises named Applebee's "Franchisee of the Year" for the third time.
Global Entrepreneurship Week at Elon - Nov 14-18
2011 Elon Innovation Challenge sponsored by SEED
Entrepreneurship faculty and student present at economic development conference
Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship; Alexa Carlin, an entrepreneurship and finance double major; and Laura Zavelson, adjunct lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, presented Oct. 10 at the University Economic Development Association Conference in Indianapolis.
Student group helps manage Elon-led social network
With more than 2,200 members, the Entrepreneurship and Education Network creates global conversations on curriculum, research and events.
Elon entrepreneurship students attend networking event
Entrepreneurship students participated Sept. 22 in The Indus Entrepreneurs of Carolina’s (TiE) networking event at the Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, N.C.
Gary Palin applies entrepreneurial principles to improve security for college students
Gary Palin, a senior lecturer and executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, is one of seven individuals in a joint entrepreneurial venture that has raised more than $2.4 million from investors with interest in the company’s GPS technology to track people and pets.
Gary Palin featured speaker at entrepreneurship workshop in Russia
Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, was a featured webcast speaker July 22 at the Higher School of Economics Business Incubator "StartUpNetwork" workshop in Moscow, Russia.
Doherty Center entrepreneurship camp featured in local media
An entrepreneurship camp sponsored by the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and led by David Jackson, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and business, was featured June 25, 2011, in a front-page story in the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News.
Haya Ajjan and Gary Palin Present at Entrepreneurship Conference in Sweden
Haya Ajjan, an assistant professor of management information systems, and Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, presented a June 17 workshop in the 2011 International Council for Small Business World Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
Michelle Ferrier & Gary Palin present at international conference on journalism entrepreneurship
Michelle Ferrier, an associate professor in the School of Communications, and Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, conducted a workshop on journalism entrepreneurship and experiments in diversity at the International Council for Small Business in Stockholm, Sweden on June 16. The workshop, “Emerging Journalism Innovations and the Role of the Academy,” examines media entrepreneurship and curricular and process-driven solutions.
Journalism practitioners to explore diversity & innovation at “Create or Die 2”
Innovators from across the country gathered June 2-5 at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for a four-day journalism event hosted by Journalism That Matters and supported by Elon University’s School of Communications, the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Elon University and UNC-Greensboro.
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Elon's entrepreneurship program #19 in the nation
The 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of top undergraduate business schools by specialty rates Elon #19 in the nation for entrepreneurship and #22 for sustainability.
Elon senior brings ‘Lemonade Day’ to Alamance County
Running a lemonade stand can be the first step toward a business career, as hundreds of children will discover Saturday when they set up shop across Alamance County as part of the national ‘Lemonade Day’ project. For Tim Porter, however, Lemonade Day means so much more, and the Elon University senior believes what kids have already learned through his efforts will stay with them forever.
Doherty Scholar wins MIT Elevator Pitch Competition
What does it take to sell someone on your idea for a new product or service? A good pitch certainly helps - especially one you can give to a prospective investor in less than a minute, a skill that won Elon University junior Brian Serow top prize in a contest at the 2011 MIT Global Startup Workshop in Seoul, South Korea.
Doherty Center selected as entrant endorser for 2011 MassChallenge
Elon University's Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership has been selected as an entrant endorser for the 2011 MassChallenge because of its deep involvement in the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. MassChallenge is running the largest global startup competition to catalyze the launch and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses. The $1 million competition will launch on March 7, 2011.
Gary Palin presents at MIT Global Startup Workshop in South Korea
Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, presented at a March 24 panel discussion in the 2011 MIT Global Startup Workshop in Seoul, South Korea.
Elon entrepreneurship student presents at University Entrepreneurship Summit
Alexa Carlin, vice president of finance for the Elon student entrepreneurship club Student Entrepreneurial Enterprise Development (SEED) and a freshman entrepreneurship major, addressed an audience of more than 100 participants on Feb. 11 at the 3rd annual University Entrepreneurship Summit of North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C.