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UC Welcomes Young Entrepreneurs
From Tristate High Schools

Date: Nov. 17, 2000
Story and Photos by: Chris Curran
Phone: (513) 556-1806
Archive: General News

Business leaders and educators

The University of Cincinnati welcomed more than 100 local high school students and their teachers to campus today for an in-depth look at entrepreneurship in the 21st Century. The Young Entrepreneurs Seminar began as an outreach effort in the College of Evening and Continuing Education and has grown to include the College of Business Administration and several Greater Cincinnati Businesses. Fifth Third Bank has been a primary sponsor the last several years.

"The keys to success are knowing how to listen, staying focused, and having a good work ethic," said Daniel Fischer, senior vice president at Fifth Third. "Then, after working hard to get where you want to be, you have to work even harder to stay there."

Business leaders and educators

Ron Carlson of the U.S. Small Business Administration welcomed the students, noting that "the University of Cincinnati has been a long supporter of entrepreneurship." He was followed by UC President Joseph A. Steger who told the students how the university continues to lead the state in royalties from patents and licensing technology invented here. "That money comes back here, so you get a better education."

CBA associate professor Charles Matthews and Gloria Parker of UC's Small Business Development Center helped to coordinate the daylong event.

Click on the links below to see pictures from students at the following Tristate high schools.

  • Hughes High School
  • Covington Catholic High School
  • Withrow High School
  • Clermont Northeastern High School
  • McNicholas High School

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