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PA: Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success

  • March 12, 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Venturef0rth, Philadelphia, PA


Event Schedule:
6:00 - 6:30 Gathering
6:30- 7:30 Event

While there’s no simple formula for creating a successful business, one of the best ways to increase your chances of success is to listen to the wisdom of those who have already done it. We have assembled a well-known and diverse panel of our region’s most successful entrepreneurs to share with us their insights on success, failure and everything in between. Come learn how to elevate your leader profile, shape high-performing cultures, and to build a powerful reputation within your industry. Whether you’re an established CEO or a rising entrepreneur, this will be a lively, interactive program with many valuable take-aways.


Brad Aronson,  Entrepreneurial leader and author

Elliot Menschik, Founder of Venturef0rth

MODERATOR: Jaine Lucas,  Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI), Temple University


BRAD ARONSON is an entrepreneurial leader who advises and invests in startups and works with nonprofits that serve youth. He’s finishing up his second book – Uncommon Sense, which is packed full of ideas for leaders, entrepreneurs and managers to get ahead and do their jobs better. Brad started i-FRONTIER, which grew from his bedroom into a top rated interactive agency. Clients included Universal Studios, Procter & Gamble, Discovery Channel, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, AT&T. Brad co-authored Advertising on the Internet (John Wiley & Sons, 6 languages).

ELLIOT MENSCHIK is founder of Venturef0rth, an entity that gives tech startups access to infrastructure that allows them to better focus on business execution and avoid the distractions, risks and pitfalls that come with managing the "plumbing" of any early-stage company. He is also the founder and managing director of Acuity Health a strategic consulting practice focused on healthtech. Elliot was previously the founder and CEO of HxTechnologies, a pioneer in health information exchange which he sold to MEDecision in May 2009. Following the acquisition, he served as General Manager at MEDecision with responsibility for commercializing health information exchange (HIE), electronic health record (EHR), personal health record (PHR) and telehealth products and services.

JAINE LUCAS is the executive director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) and MidAtlantic Diamond Ventures (MADV).  During her career, Jaine has been a marketing and branding executive, entrepreneur and business owner, creative writer and polymer chemist. At Temple, Jaine’s areas of expertise in the entrepreneurship space include ideation, strategy, women’s entrepreneurship, business planning and funding of start-ups ventures, and she speaks frequently on these topics. She has been quoted extensively in the press, including PBS, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Executive Leaders Radio, Philadelphia Business Journal and others.

 Any questions, please contact Lisa Carnesi, 610 804 1610.

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