Celebration of Entrepreneurship Gala Formal dinner, dancing, and special entertainment �"� Black Tie OPTIONAL
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: BILL SHERRILL ON "ANNUAL ECONOMIC FORECAST 2013" ANDKEN JONES ON "HOUSTON & ENTREPRENEURSHIP" Please note that seating is now limited; call 832-495-1092 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about ticket purchases, sponsorships and tribute book mentions. Print registration HEREPrint event flyer HERE
Friday, April 5, 2013 �"�7:00pm-11:00pmHors d'oeuvres at 7pm | Dinner at 7:45pm Petroleum Club of Houston - Grand Ballroom800 Bell St., 43rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002 You are cordially invited to celebrate and promote the creation and sustainability of mutually beneficial relationships between Houston's emerging and seasoned leaders, who with joint effort help maintain one of the most stable economies in our country! Cocktail Reception | Formal Dinner | Tango Exhibition | Dancing | Live Music by Black Tie Music Production's Swing Serenade Dance Band & More In benefit of the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE) at University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business which prepares students to assume leadership roles in the business world, teaching them how to run their own business from the inception of an idea through its implementation. It offers a unique model for entrepreneurship education balancing academic rigor and real-world experience.Since 2007, the program has been ranked in the top three from Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review in their list of the top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. Over 500 Wolff center graduates are making a difference as entrepreneurs in today’s global economy of which over 80% have chosen to stay in Houston and build up our community. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:Bill Sherrill: "Annual Economic Forecast 2013"
Bill Sherrill has led many entrepreneurial efforts, from start-ups to turnarounds, in fields as diverse as real estate development, electronics, manufacturing, banking, and finance. He also has an impressive record of achievement in government and corporate life.Mr. Sherrill was twice appointed as a Governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, and also has served as Director of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), President of Associates Corporation of North America, and Director of Gulf and Western Industries, Inc. He was Commissioner to the United Nations Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Treasurer of the City of Houston.A native Houstonian, Marine, Harvard MBA graduate, and alumnus of the University of Houston, where he was President of his class, Mr. Sherrill has returned to his alma mater to make a difference in education as founder and Co-Chairman of the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. Ken Jones: "Houston and Entrepreneurship"
Ken Jones has more than 25 years of experience creating, building and selling businesses. His background includes an array of responsibilities with documented success in the areas of entrepreneurial development, turnaround management consulting, software development and implementation, and e-business creation. Mr. Jones' background also includes experience in financial management, sales management and strategic marketing.
Mr. Jones is the Director of the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the C. T. Bauer College of Business. He also is a national speaker and instructor for the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and consults with business owners in that industry. Mr. Jones has an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and received his MBA from the University of Houston. Warren Buffett has invited the Wolff Center group to Omaha every year since 2009. WCE visited again on March 15, 2013. All proceeds go towards supporting the University of Houston College of Business Foundation [a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization - tax ID: 23-7281200]
�-�LEGACY SPONSOR | $5,000 table ¨ table of 10, lead sponsor seating¨ lead sponsor recognition on full page of tribute book¨ premier signage and spoken recognition at event¨ premier logo recognition and signage at University of Houston's Wolffest Food Festival held April 16-18, 2013, UH Main campus [40,000+ student body]�-�CORPORATE SPONSOR | $2,500 table¨ table of 10, prime seating¨ lead sponsor recognition on half page of tribute book¨ prime signage and spoken recognition at event¨ prime logo recognition and signage at University of Houston's Wolffest Food Festival held April 16-18, 2013, UH Main campus [40,000+ student body] �-�VENTURE CAPITALIST SPONSOR | $1,000 table¨ table of 8, preferred seating¨ preferred sponsor recognition on 1/4 page of tribute book¨ logo recognition and signage at University of Houston's Wolffest Food Festival held April 16-18, 2013, UH Main campus [40,000+ student body] �-�ANGEL SPONSOR | $250 ticket¨ 1 VIP ticket, prime seating¨ sponsor recognition on 1/8 page of tribute book�-�FRIENDS & FAMILY SPONSOR | $100 ticket¨ 1 ticket, preferred seating�-�STUDENT SPONSOR | $75 ticket ¨1 ticket for the evening's event Please note that seating is now limited. Contact Katia Hadjiyska to inqire about ticket purchases, sponsorships, and tribute book mentions:Call 832-495-1092E-mail email@example.com To learn more about the center whose mission is to organize, expand, and promote the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship visit: www.bauer.uh.edu/WCE _
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