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Jay Fulgencio is an Adjunct Instructor in the Heller College of Business, Organizational Leadership at Roosevelt University and USASBE Online Entrepreneurship Education SIG Chair.

How did you get into entrepreneurship education? What was your path?

My path to teaching entrepreneurship is not traditional in any sense.

I started my entrepreneurship education path when I was pursuing my M.S. in Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University. I had the opportunity to attend the Experiential Classroom, and from there, I wanted further pursue teaching entrepreneurship education. My first entrepreneurship teaching experience was to 8th graders at Union Public Schools in Tulsa, OK, for…

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Oscar Edwards is on the Finance Faculty in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Los Angeles City College and is the CEO/President of Higher Growth Strategies, LLC. an exit advisory firm. He is the incoming Vice-Chair and Los Angeles National Conference Liaison for the USASBE Minority and Women Entrepreneur Social Interest Group (MWE SIG).

How did you get into entrepreneurship education? What was your path?

My path to entrepreneurship education is somewhat circuitous. It starts with my father who started his own furniture upholstery business to supplement the meager wages he made as a security guard after serving…

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As USASBE’s CEO, one of my main responsibilities is to deliver, every year, a remarkable Annual Conference. It funds our mission-driven organization and provides demonstrable value for our members. For 2021, we decided months ago to not have it in-person. It was a risky decision, especially for a new CEO. Was this a baby-bathwater decision?

Time will tell, but as we engage with tech platforms, solution providers, and members in this new digital landscape, we see that it has opened new doors. We are now about to recreate the way our community connects. Many of our members fall within high-risk…

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Bruce Teague, Ph.D., is the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Foundation Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship, and the Founding Director of the EWU Center for Entrepreneurship. He also serves as the Chair of the EWU Management Department. This year, he received the 2020 USASBE Model Emerging Program Award on behalf of EWU in New Orleans. His research emphasizes the study of entrepreneurial behavior, entrepreneurship as practice, and entrepreneurial expertise. He co-founded the Entrepreneurship As Practice (EAP) global scholarly community (entrepreneurshipaspractice.com), and recently co-edited the Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Behavior, Practice, and Process with William B. Gartner (Edgar Elgar Publishing). He has spoken…

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Sean R. McMahon, PhD is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Elon University. He is a two-time startup founder, an inspired, award-winning teacher, and a researcher with papers published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Applied Psychology, and Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy.

Question: How did you get into Entrepreneurship Education? What was your path?

I co-founded a startup (Jaywalk, Inc.) with a trusted friend when I was 24. At one point we were working the night shift loading boxes on the brown trucks at UPS until we completed a round of $310k in angel funding just two weeks before the Internet Bubble…

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Chuck Sacco, MBA, is a technology entrepreneur, educator, advisor, and public speaker. His career includes a track record of launching and growing businesses in the fields of enterprise software, business process management, and mobile applications. He has been central to multiple new ventures, as founder, co-founder, and early team member. Chuck works closely with many founders, advising them on strategy, fundraising, pitch deck development, and team building.

At Drexel University, Chuck’s passion is to help students and alums develop their new ventures, creating pathways for them to leverage the educational capabilities and entrepreneurial support resources that are uniquely Drexel. Chuck…

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Jonathan Breiter is a 40-year veteran of the global marketing business world. His experience ranges across marketing, branding, licensing, retail and e-commerce relations, manufacturing, and product development. He has managed accounts for companies such as Wendy’s, General Mills, and Hasbro, and brands including Yoplait Yogurt, Pokémon, SpongeBob Squarepants, Elmo, Barney, Dora The Explorer, Eddie Bauer, Jeep and Carter’s. In 1994, Breiter started his own company, Oh Baby! In a remarkable move for a start-up, Oh Baby! was able to secure consumer goods licenses for both Sesame Street and Barney.

Breiter is now the Owner & Principal of Public Group LLC…

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Simone T. A. Phipps, MBA, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University. Her research interests include management history, entrepreneurship, HR practices, leadership, and relationships between the organization and society. Usually, her research involves the exploration or examination of gender, racial, and ethnic minorities, with the aim of highlighting their struggles and contributions, as well as finding possible solutions to improve the minority experience in business and society. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management History, Strategic HR Review, and…

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Leon Prieto, PhD is an Associate Professor of Management at Clayton State University. His research areas are in African American management history, social issues in management, and minority social entrepreneurship, and his research is focused on the contributions of minorities (gender as well as racial & ethnic) to the development of management as a discipline and the interrelationship between organizational management and society. He has published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management History, Society and Business Review and others. His first book, co-authored with Dr. …

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Johnetta Hardy is the Executive Director for the Entrepreneurship Academy at Bowie State University (BSU), the first HBCU in Maryland. She is currently working to stimulate entrepreneurial thinking across disciplines at BSU and just finished the Harvard course on Entrepreneurial Essentials.

Question: How did you get into entrepreneurship education? What was your path?

Ok, where do I start? I have been an entrepreneur since I can remember, from my first Tang stand at 11 years old to my first clothing design company at 13 years old. Because of my years of experience in sewing, I co-taught the sewing class in…

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