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The Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher and Ohio Third Frontier pilot technology accelerator.

April 11, 2011

In This Issue

The Ohio Third Frontier selects the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher to pilot tech accelerator

Barney receives honorary doctoral degree from university in Madrid

Camp receives entrepreneurship award; Inc. magazine calls his class ten best

Fisher News Video: Tax clinic helps local community, provides experiece for students

Fisher students compete in a variety of case competitions, college hosts three this year

Fisher People: Tami Ewing

News Briefs

Applications available for Wheeler internship program

Campus Campaign underway



Fisher In The News

Michael Camp-Inc. Magazine

Center for Entrepreneurship-The Dispatch

Michael Camp-Crain's Cleveland Business

Peter Ward-The Dispatch

Kenneth Boyer-Columbus Business First

Steffanie Wilk-Bloomberg Businessweek


Upcoming Events

April 12, 2011
Former U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes

Fisher Entrepreneurship Association: Cameron Mitchell, president and founder, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

April 13, 2011

Cullman Executive Luncheon Series: Antonin de Margerie, CEO, Ludowici Roof Tile

April 15, 2011

Sander Flaum Leadership Series: Steve Russell, chief people officer and senior vice president of Human Resources, McDonalds

Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit

Graduate Human Resource Association: HR Summit

April 18, 2011

Erin Mies, human resources manager, General Mills

April 19, 2011

Net Impact: Michael Jones, co-founder, Local Matters

April 22, 2011

Net Impact: What is sustainable food?

Faculty and Staff Meetings

FisherOSU on Facebook

The Ohio Third Frontier selects Center for Entrepreneurship to pilot tech-accelerator

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.

Barney receives honorary doctoral degree from university in Madrid

jay barneyJay Barney, the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy, was given an honorary degree by the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.

The award was given on April 6 during an academic ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of ICADE. In a press release announcing the award, the university said:
"He has had an outstanding career in teaching and in research focused on strategy and management. He has brought a humanistic approach to these fields, in contrast to many of his academic colleagues. This approach to problems in entrepreneurial management, in addition to his contributions as a teacher and researcher, have brought him considerable recognition."

Noting that Barney was one of the most cited scholars in his field, Paloma Bilboa, head of the university's International Business Sciences and professor in the Faculty of Economic Sciences, said: "Essentially, Professor Barney’s contributions help us understand that the economics and management, the quantitative and the human aspects, can and must coexist in the management of the firm. His work encourages to think that this ambiguous character of the firm is precisely the key to its success."

Camp receives entrepreneurship award, class ranked among 10 best in nation by Inc. magazine

michael campLikening 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.

Also in March, Camp, academic director for the Center for Entrepreneurship, was awarded the Freedoms Foundation's Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education in March.

The award honors outstanding teachers for bringing passion and creativity to their classrooms as they teach students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system.

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.

Fisher News Video: Tax Clinic helps local community, provides experience to students

tax preparers

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.

Fisher students participate in variety of case competitions; college hosts three this year

walmart case comp

Rema Daher, Mike Lisavich and Christine Deye placed second in the Wal-Mart Better Living Business Plan competition.

Throughout the winter quarter, Fisher students demonstrated their well honed business acumen in several competitions across the nation.

The Fisher team of Rema Daher, Mike Lisavich, Christine Deye and Nancy Dadas earned second place in the Wal-Mart sponsored business plan competition for profitable, sustainable business plan that had a positive impact on the environment. Deye, whose idea for a reusable food storage bags that was presented at the 2010 Net Impact conference, was presented for the national competition.

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.

Fisher People: Tami Ewing

Title: Program Assistant, Alumni Relations and Stewardship, Office of External Relations

Hobbies: "I enjoy traveling; doing activities with my children-seven and 10 years old-and cooking. I'm also involved in community activities and the PTO at my children's elementary school. "

Fisher Lure: "I enjoy the variety of working with Alumni Relations and Stewardship as they are different from one another. Being able to help donors understand philanthropy a bit better is a reward. The staff, faculty and students at Fisher are a pleasure to work with."

tami ewing

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