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Welcome CAPE 2011 Cohort!

Santa Clara University welcomed the 2011 California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE) cohort for their first on-campus weekend session July 15.

The cohort, consisting of entrepreneurs with diverse ventures and varying stages of venture development, were welcomed by Dr. Drew Starbird, Dean of the Leavey School of Business and founder of CAPE.  Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Programs Dan Aguiar provided the group with an overview of the program before a panel of three of the 2010 CAPE alumni shared their experience in the program and provided updates on their ventures.  

Shown at left (l to r) are members of the 2010 CAPE cohort Adrienne Granadosin-Deanes of AGES Learning Solutions, Bill Buxton of Textbook Equity and Amy Sibiga of Megan's Living Well.

The cohort enjoyed a walk across campus to the historic Adobe Lodge for a welcome dinner reception, which was followed by an evening presentation and Q&A session with 2010 CAPE alum Matt Lehr (shown below).  Fresh from an interview on Lifetime Television's The Balancing Act, Matt shared his CAPE experience and provided an update on his venture, iCoupon Online, which was recently featured on The Today Show.


The remainder of the CAPE on campus kickoff weekend consisted of class modules during the day and featured guest speaker Michael Kyriacou, CEO and founder of Great Big Enterprises and a serial entrepreneur from Australia.

The cohort will be back on campus for their next on-site weekend later in August.

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