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LET’S GET TO BUSINESS!

The Business and Management program and Pine Manor College continues to form relationships with people and organizations that can enhance our student's experience and understanding of the field.

- The department launched an entrepreneurship speaker series featuring Greg Stoller and Joe Caruso speaking to students about what it takes to become an entrepreneur and share insights into the process of taking an idea from concept to business.

- The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) Capital Conference extended an invitation for participation to our students.  Students attended presentations by CEO Steve Grossman, a “kinder, gentler shark tank, mentors and advisors to entrepreneurs. 

- The department fosters a relationship with Humphrey Fellows from Boston University.  Finance students attended a presentation by Olga Melniciuc, a Humphrey Fellow from Moldova who spoke about entrepreneurship and economic empowerment for women in her country.  Senior Seminar students attended presentations by Thabsile Ntshalintshali (Swaziland) and Aziza Pulotova (Tajikistan) via Skype.  Both Humphrey Fellows updated our students on the progress being made for personal finance awareness, micro-lending, and entrepreneurship in their respective countries.

- Our Entrepreneur in Residence, Jeffrey Ross, has been instrumental in connecting students with business leaders, entrepreneurs and others who are interested in and assisting the Business and Management department to increase its entrepreneurship program capabilities and outreach.

WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS? BE YOUR OWN BOSS?

“Let’s get to Business” is a new program initiated by Assistant Professor Joe Fargnoli, of the Business and Management Department, to offer an intimate setup for expert presentation. Hosting distinguished speakers, the events allow for informal Q&A, and interaction with PMC students. 

November’s presentations highlighted experiences, lessons learned, and unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs as they are building new businesses and adjusting to changing demands and priorities.

Gregory Stoller

Senior Lecturer -
Strategy and Innovation
Boston University Questrom
School of Business 

Gregory Stoller is actively involved in building entrepreneurship, experiential learning and international business programs at Boston University. He also actively mentors student teams which participate in business plan and venture capital competitions. He is the owner of a commercial real estate holding company and speaks, reads and writes seven different languages. He holds a BS from Cornell University and MBA from Harvard Business School.


Joe Caruso

Investor/Advisor/Advocate
Bantam Group

Joe Caruso has served as mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEOs and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served as investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. Bantam Group investments have included software, web services, materials/semiconductor, energy, security, analytical instrumentation, business services, life science and retail/consumer businesses.