2007 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored on May 16th.

The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 8th annual Luncheon and Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Parrot Jungle Island. The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame inductees were selected by a panel of judges representing the business community and previous honorees. Margarita M. Gonzalez (BBA ‘06) President and CFO of AccuBanker, will […]

Forum explores what it takes to keep a business “all in the family.”

Starting a business together can be an equally daunting and enriching experience for any family. Keeping that business successful from generation to generation often brings a whole new set of challenges and rewards. More than thirty representatives of local family enterprises were eager to join a discussion that delved deeper into this very topic at […]

2007 New Venture Challenge welcomes university alumni into the competition.

This year, for the first time, Florida International University alumni are invited to join currently-enrolled, upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in the 2007 New Venture Challenge Business Competition. Hosted by the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, the annual New Venture Challenge gives young entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and present a written business […]

Success blossoms as business plan for ergonomic tools wins first statewide competition.

The presentations were impressive and the competition was keen at the first annual Florida Collegiate Business Plan Competition held October 27 and 28, 2006, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. Alexis Nogueras (MBA ’06) But when a panel of judges heard College of Business Administration graduate Alexis Nogueras (MBA ’06) present his plan […]

New scholarship endowment sparks the entrepreneurial spirit.

Margarita Gonzalez Student and entrepreneur Margarita Gonzalez rarely follows the traditional path. Already the chief financial officer of AccuBANKER, the company she and her husband founded in Miami in 1981, Gonzalez decided to pursue her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Florida International University—at the same time her own children were heading off to college. […]

New Venture Challenge sets young entrepreneurs on the path to success.

2005 undergraduate winner Mike Anestor of Infinity Dance Project with 2006 undergraduate winners, Phoenix Tutoring and Mentoring’s team members William Hatcher, Mike Sylvestre, Steven Benyard; 2005 graduate winner Hein Nguyen of Intelligent Math, Starex Smith of Phoenix Tutoring and Mentoring; Alan L. Carsrud, executive director of the Euegenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center; and […]

New Farmer-to-Farmer partnership plants seeds of opportunity in Central America.

Agricultural businesses and farming organizations in Central America may soon begin reaping the benefits of U.S.-developed agricultural technology thanks to a new partnership between the John Ogonowski Farmer-to-Farmer (FTF) Program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Public Intellectual Property Resources for Agriculture (PIPRA). In April, the College of Business Administration’s […]

Expert sheds light on important, but rare, aspect of entrepreneurship.

Erkko Autio, director of the HEC Institut Stratège in Lausanne, Switzerland High-growth entrepreneurial firms represent a small minority of all new businesses, yet they create the bulk of new jobs. Despite their significance, though, it isn’t easy to find information about these high-growth firms precisely because of their rarity. The largest survey conducted to date […]

Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center captures position on “Top Ten” list.

Fortune Small Business has recognized the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center as one of the ten “cool” universities in the country for entrepreneurial programs and research. The university joined schools liked Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and the University of Texas—Austin on the list. “We have accomplished in a little more than two years […]

First Albert Haar Award honors owners of The Keyes Company.

Amid warm memories captured in “Through the Years,” a slide presentation showing members of the Pappas family—owners of The Keyes Company—patriarch Theodore J. Pappas (Ted) Pappas, and his sons, Mike and Tim, who now control the firm, were honored at the inaugural Albert Haar Family Business Award Luncheon. The distinguished award is designated for family […]