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The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University

Friday, September 08, 2006

Event: Insight CNY, Oct. 26

Insight CNY

Thursday, October 26th 4-7:30pm
Syracuse University Goldstein Auditorium
Schine Student Center

Presented by Sensis Corporation, Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE)

We are at a crossroads.

Can Central New York be transformed into a dynamic entrepreneurial community? INSIGHT CNY examines the future of Central New York from an entrepreneurial perspective. This rich and provocative program is designed to stimulate discussion and action steps that will enable all of us in the region to capitalize on our untapped potential. Hear from successful entrepreneurs who have built world class companies in CNY, and choose to stay despite the challenges of doing business here.

Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, will inspire our vision with her high growth story from one shop opened in Brighton, England in 1976. Today, The Body Shop is an international business with 2000 stores, serving over 77 million customers in 50 different markets in 25 different languages across 12 time zones.

Join us for an evening that will raise the entrepreneurial consciousness in the CNY Business Community:
  • Listen to Keynote Speaker Dame Anita Roddick share her entrepreneurial journey to global success and how her experiences have implications for the future of our community.
  • Hear a panel of four amazingly successful entrepreneurs from CNY offer perspectives on being globally competitive and explain why they make CNY their home base.
  • Be part of a critical dialog that extends past the event, as we seek ways to change mindsets and build a culture of entrepreneurship in CNY.
  • Meet and network with entrepreneurs and community leaders.
  • Meet Anita Roddick and get an autographed copy of her latest book.


  • Registration: 3:45–4:00pm
  • Welcome and Introduction of Panel
  • Perspectives of High Growth Entrepreneurs: 4:00–5:00pm
  • Keynote Speaker Dame Anita Roddick: 5:00–6:15pm
  • Reception: 6:15–7:30pm
  • Anita Roddick Book Signing: 6:45–7:30pm

Our Destiny Beyond Destiny: An Entrepreneurial Vision for CNY

CNY needs a new attitude and willingness to compete on a national and international scale. We are a region rich in entrepreneurial potential but lack clear direction in leveraging this potential for economic growth.

In this forum, four high growth CNY entrepreneurs will share their insights on how to embrace a culture of entrepreneurship and thinking big:
  • ignite passion
  • take educated risks
  • create opportunity
  • build wealth
  • contribute back to our region
  • reverse brain drain
  • Entrepreneurship: A Road of Hope for Syracuse.
For more information, and to register, go to http://whitman.syr.edu/eee/Falcone/insightCNY.asp


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