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Young Entrepreneurs at Haas hosts program for youth

21 February 2007

ATTENTION: Education, entrepreneurship, and business writers

Contact: Ute Frey
(510) 642-0342 frey@haas.berkeley.edu

Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) Program, a youth outreach program at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, is hosting a panel discussion on current trends and innovations in entrepreneurship education for youth.

"Teaching Entrepreneurship - The Trailblazers" will focus on best practices and new developments in teaching entrepreneurship at the kindergarten through 12th grade level. The event is part of "Entrepreneurship Week USA," which Feb. 24-March 3 will celebrate the impact of entrepreneurship on the United States economy and showcase the positive effect of educating youth about entrepreneurship.

The event is being co-sponsored by BizWorld Foundation, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and Merrill Lynch.

5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27

Andersen Auditorium at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/maps.html

Panelists will include:

  • Tom Campbell, dean of the Haas School of Business
  • Richard Caruso, Ph.D., founder and chairman of Integra LifeSciences and the Ernest & Young 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Timothy Draper, founder and chairman of BizWorld Foundation and founder and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurveston
  • Jerome Engel, adjunct professor at the Haas School of Business
  • Steve Mariotti, founder and president of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship

The event is free and open to the public. It may be of interest to students in the 6th through 12th grades, their parents, educators and college students.

Representatives from the news media wishing to attend should contact Ute Frey at the Haas School of Business at (510) 642-0342 or at frey@haas.berkeley.edu.