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Famous Entrepreneurs Series (FES)
Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
First of Two Spring FES Lectures:
Founder of MarketWatch & Creator of
CBS March Madness on Demand, Larry Kramer, to Speak March 31 on Entrepreneurial
Initiatives within Existing Companies
All programs are held at Gordan Student Center at Onondaga Community College. All lectures begin at 5:00 pm; doors open 30 minutes prior to each program. Parking is available at OCC in lot 13. A reception and interactive dialoge with the speaker will take place following each lecture. All attendees are welcome.
In today’s competitive economy, individuals at successful companies are thinking entrepreneurially to increase revenue and solve challenges. That’s exactly what Syracuse University Alum and digital media innovator Larry Kramer has done throughout his career. The Famous Entrepreneurs Series will host Larry Kramer on March 31st, at Onondaga Community College, as he shares how collaborative partnerships, incubating new ideas, and embracing emerging media can bring new energy to Central New York companies.
“I became entrepreneurial later in my career, and I’ll share my personal experiences with bringing fresh ideas into a corporate structure. In my opinion, the more entrepreneurial you can be inside a company, the more successful the company – and you – will be,” said Kramer.
As President of CBS Digital Media, Kramer expanded the CBS empire with online, interactive, and wireless innovations including websites like CBS.com and March Madness on Demand (the online broadcast of the NCAA Basketball Tournament). Kramer will give a behind-the-scenes look at the early days of streaming the Tournament on CBS Sportsline – perfect timing as his talk occurs during March Madness! Prior to CBS, Kramer was Chairman,CEO, and Founder of MarketWatch, Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTW), which Dow Jones bought for $528 million in January 2005.
Today, Kramer is a media consultant, Adjunct Professor of Media Management at Newhouse, sits on the board of directors for companies such as Discovery Communications and American Media, and is the author the author of C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today, which addresses how companies can survive – and thrive – in the fast-paced, ever-changing media landscape. He suggests companies should act more like fluid start-ups instead of relying on rigid business models. Kramer will share strategies for adapting to – instead of avoiding – the forces changing business today.
“Many entrepreneurial initiatives today are taking place in the communications realm, because of the interactive ‘revolution.’ Individuals have more control over getting information they want – and avoiding what they don’t. To succeed, companies need to find effective ways of sharing information and connecting with their customers – which I’ll focus on in my talk on March 31st.”
In addition to Larry Kramer, Famous Entrepreneurs Series will host another innovative thought leader on May 17th. Details to come shortly about this exciting upcoming event!
The Famous Entrepreneurs Series, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization launched in 2006 to provide interaction between businesses and academia, teach practical knowledge and ultimately generate economic growth in CNY. Past speakers have included world famous founders and CEOs (such as Chris Hughes of Facebook, Carly Fiorina of Hewlett-Packard, Richard Teerlink of Harley-Davidson, Jon Luther of Dunkin Brands, Anne Mulcahy of Xerox and David Barger of Jet Blue)
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Famous Entrepreneurs Series (FES)
Launched in 2006, The Famous Entrepreneurs Series (FES) creates a forum for interaction between businesses and academia, teaches practical knowledge and ultimately generates economic growth. Whether your goal is to grow your existing company from "good to great," start a new business, or invest in employees that flourish as leaders and strategically creative thinkers, FES offers its financial supp exclusive access to some of the world’s most admired CEOs and management thought-leaders.
The goal of FES is to provide attendees with the opportunity to build relationships – creating a community of collaboration – to enhance the Central New York business environment with economic vibrancy and innovation. Through the exclusive lectures, you will learn the strategies to create business growth. Through the networking receptions with the speaker, you will meet the people who can help make it happen. Join us in 2009 – 2010. You can’t afford to miss this.
Become an FES Sponsor Today!
The Famous Entrepreneurs Series, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact us.
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Starting this season, FES is offering small business sponsorships and student scholarships. A company with fewer than 50 employees can now utilize the educational and networking aspects of FES to further company – and employee – growth. Additionally, by becoming a sponsor of FES, you can directly empower our community's students – our next generation of leaders. Student scholarships are included in most membership levels or can be purchased individually.
Students! Register to receive a scholarship to the Spring 2011 FES season here.