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Event Title:  Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Rochester-Roc
Date:   Sep 14, 2010
Time:   12:00PM - 1:15PM ET
Location:   Genesee Valley Club
421 East Avenue
Rochester, NY
Noon-1:15 p.m.
Description:   The University of Rochester has benefited from a long heritage of entrepreneurship and innovation best symbolized by George Eastman, founder of the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Theater, and an early and influential supporter of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. For decades the University of Rochester has ranked in the top-ten among American universities in licensing revenues, largely due to innovations in engineering and medicine. Today the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation percolates throughout the entire University. Students in all disciplines—from music to medicine— are being prepared for leadership roles in the new economy. The University continues to play a leading role in economic development in the greater Rochester community and contributes to its vitality in significant ways.

L u n c h e o n P r o g r a m

September 14, 2010
Noon–1:15 p.m.
$25 per person and includes a buffet lunch.

Advance registration is required.

Please indicate any special needs upon registration. For more information about the Genesee Valley Club, visit

To register, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 877.MELIORA (877.635.4672) or register online now.


September 14, 2010, Social Entrepreneurship: Making a Difference Locally and Globally
Robert Tobin, Associate Director and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Rochester

What are the similarities and differences between business entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship? Robert Tobin will discuss trends that are redefining the role of contemporary entrepreneurs. He will be joined by a University of Rochester undergraduate who is part of the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Year (KEY) program and a Simon Graduate School of Business MBA candidate who participated in an entrepreneurial internship this summer. The KEY program enables students to devote up to one academic year to internships, special projects, business plan development, and research into various facets of entrepreneurship. Students in the Simon ‘E’ Internship program develop business plans, marketing plans, and marketing strategies for local small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.