For Students, Faculty, and Staff
April 11, 2011
Fisher In The NewsSteffanie Wilk-Bloomberg Businessweek
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The Ohio Third Frontier and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher are searching for the best, young entrepreneurial minds with great ideas for commercially viable technology start-ups. The pilot program, known as Ohio’s New Entrepreneur (ONE) Fund, is an innovative business accelerator designed to attract and retain the best and brightest talent to Ohio to support the state’s future economic development.
The ONE Fund is an entrepreneurial competition that focuses on the professional development of young technology entrepreneurs as they learn what it takes to start a business in Ohio. The group will consist of competitively selected teams made up of two to five people. Approximately 10 teams will be provided $20,000 per team for business and living expenses, and will work under the guidance of seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors to prepare technology concepts and business models that will be presented to investors at the culmination of the 11-week program.
Jay Barney, the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy, was given an honorary degree by the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.
Likening Michael Camp (pictured right) to "those reality-show hosts who crawl around in basements ferreting out neglected antiques," Inc. magazine ranked his Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization course among the 10 best entrepreneurship courses in the nation.
It was Camp's "passion" that was also noted in the Inc. article describing Camp's course. Camp "scours the labs at his university and outside research organizations for technologies that never gained commercial traction," the magazine reported.
The article, listed in this week's Fisher in the News on the right, cited O2 Insights, a company launched in Camp's course last year, as an example of a business success story.
Corporate recruiters have taken notice of students who have volunteered their time at Fisher’s Tax Clinic during winter quarter.
Jessica Barnhart, a senior accounting major, credits both her Fisher classes and her tax clinic work at Godman Guild Community Center for helping her land a job at Ernst & Young.
Barnhart and more than 20 other students gave up a portion of their weekends during the winter quarter to provide free tax preparation at Fisher’s clinic sponsored by the federal government’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The practice was started eight years ago by William Raabe, a faculty member in the Department of Accounting and MIS. Raabe recruits student volunteers, like Barnhart, directly from his tax course.
Press the arrow above to learn more about the Fisher tax preparers.
Throughout the winter quarter, Fisher students demonstrated their well honed business acumen in several competitions across the nation.
O2 Insights, winner of Ohio State's 2010 Business Plan Competition, continues to gain recognition, earning first-runner up Meridian Spirit Award and $3,000 in University of Cincinnati's Spirit of Enterprise Competition.
Fisher also hosted a number of case competitions this year, including the seventh annual KeyBank Fisher Minority MBA Case Competition held in March, with the universities of Michigan, Wisconsin and Washington, taking first, second, and third place respectively.
This year's 2011 Big Ten Case Competition was the first time in its 19-year history that teams were presented with a "live case," by company sponsor, Cardinal Health.
"Students were tasked with the challenge of developing a go-to-market plan for Cardinal Health in the Operational Excellence Consulting space," Wruck said. Northwestern took first-place, Iowa second and Purdue third.
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