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Posted Dec 15, 2016
SPARK PROGRAM CELEBRATES 5TH YEAR WITH 9TH GRADUATING CLASS December 12, 2016 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) at Saint Mary’s College is proud to celebrate 20 graduates of the ninth session of the SPARK Program Friday, December 16 at 6 p.m. in Rice Commons. This past October, the entrepreneurship program for women celebrated its fifth year as an organization. Media is invited to cover. SPARK is...
Posted Sep 27, 2012
9.27.2012 2:52pm
Entrepreneurship program sparks businesses, networking, mentoring.   Maria Casadio, of South Bend, right, sits down with Jack Ruhe, professor emeritus of business at Saint Mary's College, to go over her business plan for the Bilingual World Academy, which she will run out of her west-side South Bend home. Ruhe serves as a SCORE adviser for the Women¿s Entrepreneurship Initiative¿s SPARK program. He also supports WEI as a donor. For more...
Posted Aug 30, 2012
KeyBank Offers $25,000 in Support to Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative August 20, 2012 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—Randall E. KeyBank Offers $25,000 in Support to Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative August 20, 2012 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—Randall E. "Randy" Foster, KeyBank District President (Northern Indiana) will present a check for $25,000 to Saint Mary's College representatives in support of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) tomorrow....
Posted Aug 31, 2011
Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Continues to SPARK New Local Businesses May 10, 2011 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—Saint Mary's College Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI), the go-to place for Michiana’s female entrepreneurs, is proud to announce an eleven-week Entrepreneurship Training Program named SPARK. The pilot program, which will take place from May 31-August 11 at the College, is aimed at under-resourced, high-potential women...
Posted Nov 25, 2010
In a down economy, junior and senior students at Saint Mary's College who are enrolled in the New Venture class are finding ways to be successful using entrepreneurship. Earlier this semester, the class was divided into three teams and each was given the task of creating and starting a company. On Thursday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. the three companies will be pitching their business ideas to the business department faculty and bank representatives in...