University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on cultivating entrepreneurship by Professor Jeffry Timmons

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Gleason Hall 318/418 on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public; a reception will follow in Schlegel Hall's Eisenberg Rotunda.

October 9, 2007

Called "The Johnny Appleseed of Entrepreneurship Education" by Inc. magazine, Jeffry Timmons will discuss "Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset." Timmons, the Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College in Massachusetts, is the author of several books on entrepreneurship and venture capital.

For nearly 40 years, he has been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship as an investor, director, or advisor in private companies and investment funds. He is known internationally for his research, innovative curriculum development, and teaching in entrepreneurship and new ventures. Sponsored by the Simon Graduate School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester, Timmons' talk is one of the Center for Entrepreneurship's continuing lecture series.

Timmons earned his bachelor's degree from Colgate University and his M.B.A. and Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard University. His doctoral dissertation, "Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development in an Inner City Ghetto and a Rural Depressed Area" in 1971 was the first use of the word "entrepreneurial" in a dissertation title. This dissertation subsequently became the basis of six articles in the Harvard Business Review.

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