Panel Discussion: Three Different Career Paths in Entrepreneurship
Succeeding as an Entrepreneur, a Corporate Intrapreneur, and as a Small Business Owner
Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab is hosting a dynamic Panel: Three Different Career Paths in Entrepreneurship
Thursday, November 14th 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One Pace Plaza
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration & Reception
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Welcome & Introduction
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Panel Discussion
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Audience Q&A
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Networking
Prof. Bruce Bachenheimer will moderate a discussion on achieving success as an entrepreneur, and the pros and cons of different career paths in entrepreneurship, with panelists Eugene Carr, Robert Fuhrer, and Daniel Papes.
Free and open to public. Prior registration is required. Food and beverage will be served!
Prof. Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. He is an Emeritus Board Member and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and has served on the organization’s Global Board. He has been widely quoted in a variety of domestic and international publications, interviewed on radio and television and has spoken on entrepreneurship at numerous organizations, including the United Nations and U.S. Department of State. He began his career in investment banking and worked for global corporations and new ventures, conducting business in over two dozen countries. He founded Annapolis Maritime Corp. and Co-Founded StockCentral Australia.
Eugene Carr, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Patron Technology
Eugene is an entrepreneur who has been a visionary in bringing Internet-based technology solutions to arts and cultural organizations since the early days of the consumer web. Eugene’s first technology company in 1995 was the groundbreaking national arts listing site Culturefinder.com, funded by AOL Ventures and Comcast. He has also worked in arts management, serving as the Executive Director of the American Symphony Orchestra and Concordia Orchestras, and prior to that, he worked in management positions at American Express. Eugene then became a co-founder and the CEO of Patron Technology. He is also the co-chairman of LaunchU, an alumni-lead program he initiated for entrepreneurship at Oberlin College as a member of the President’s Advisory Board.
Eugene is a co-author of Breaking the Fifth Wall: Rethinking Arts Marketing for the 21st Century which describes how CRM would change the way arts organizations build relationships with ticket buyer and donors. He also wrote three books on e-marketing: Wired for Culture: How Email is Revolutionizing Arts Marketing, Sign-Up for Culture: The Arts Marketer’s Guide to Building an Effective Email List, and Web Sites for Culture: Essential Principles for Great Arts Web Sites.
Robert Fuhrer, Founder & Business Owner, Nextoy LLC and KenKen Puzzle
Considered one of the world's top toy industry experts, Robert founded Nextoy LLC in 1981. Ever since, Nextoy has been connecting original toy and game ideas with the companies that market them. The company is regarded as product-placement specialists for toys and games, publishing, and gifts and novelties. Nextoy’s partners list includes Hasbro, Mattel, Spin Master, Goliath, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Gakken, Kawada and many others. Classic Nextoy products include Crocodile Dentist, Gator Golf, KenKen® and iTop.
On a business trip to Japan to 2007, Robert became fascinated with an unknown math-and-logic puzzle. So he set up KenKen Puzzles LLC and markets the popular KenKen puzzle worldwide with a popular website, mobile apps, books, and syndicated publications. Bob received a BA from Syracuse University ‘77
Daniel Papes, President & Chief Commercial Officer, sndr
Dan has more than 30 years of unique experience in the technology industry, including serving as a Section 16 Officer of a $36B public company, Digital Realty, the largest Data Center REIT in the world. Known as an inspiring leader, turnaround expert, and “corporate entrepreneur”, he has worked for IBM (27 years), Westcon Group (a $6B IT distributor), Siemens Networking Systems (President, North America), and Mainspring (a pre and post IPO ecommerce consulting company). Among his achievements include leading the acquisition of Mainspring by IBM, launching IBM’s e-commerce cloud/hosting business, creating a venture capital funded business inside the IBM portfolio named Mobile Enterprise Services, transforming the culture of Digital Realty from a real estate company to a customer-centric solutions provider while doubling sales volumes, and turning around a rapidly declining business for Siemens Networking to generate double digit growth. Dan has a BA from Vanderbilt University.