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The Stetson University School of Business Administration has announced the continuation of Entrepreneurship Thursdays, a seminar series featuring nationally recognized speakers, pitch competitions, and startup advice. All events are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.

Mike Panaggio, acclaimed entrepreneur and co-founder of DME and DME Sports Academy, kicked off the fall series Aug. 30.

The series, designed to promote engagement and creative thinking, has additional events already scheduled through the fall. Like Panaggio’s presentation, all will be held beginning at 6 p.m. in the Rinker Auditorium of the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand.

On Sept. 13, Jim Beckmann, founder of My School Tech Hub, will be the featured speaker. He’ll be followed a week later by Andrew Rush, president and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Made in Space, on Sept. 20.

A few weeks later, on Oct. 11, Fran Greene, a small-business advocate and recognized speaker on entrepreneurism, will serve as a presenter for the series. Richard Licursi, president and CEO of venVelo, an early-stage venture fund in Florida, will follow on Oct. 18.

Oct. 25 will bring Bill Booth, president of United Parachute Technologies in DeLand, and Joseph Cofer, who started Schmancy Pops at the age of 11, will share his story on Nov. 8.

Stetson University’s Prince Entrepreneurship Program is an endowed initiative that seeks to develop the next generation of successful entrepreneurs. The program, housed in the Department of Management, offers students a major in entrepreneurship and minors for both business and nonbusiness students.

 For more information, visit Stetson University online at stetson.edu.


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