The ninth annual Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Luncheon and Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Jungle Island will induct two alumni selected on January 25 by a panel of judges consisting of sponsors and previous honorees.
Malcolm Butters (MBA ’83), president and founder of Butters Construction & Development, will be inducted as the “Founder,” an alumnus/ae of Florida International University’s College of Business Administration who is a founder and key member of a start-up team. To receive the award, the individual must have at least five employees, have been in operation for a minimum of five years, and have had significant revenue and profit growth over the last five years.
Ignacio Urbieta (MBA ’85), chief executive officer, Urbieta Oil, will be inducted as the “Builder,” awarded to an alumnus/ae of the College of Business Administration whose company must have been in operation for a minimum of ten years and have had significant revenue and profit growth. The individual must have been instrumental in the growth of an established business.
The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame is the college’s largest alumni event each year, bringing together more than 500 alumni and other local business leaders. Please save the date—Thursday, May 8, 2008.