What: Saint Mary's College Graduate Business Alumni Council and the Keiretsu Forum present Exploring Entrepreneurship; a forum examining the qualities, characteristics and inherent traits common among successful entrepreneurs. Featuring a dynamic panel of talented business professionals from various industries, forum participants will share their personal stories, practical tips on what it takes to become an entrepreneur and advice on how to transform a business idea into an actual company.

Panelists include Tim Alvey, Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of East Bay Machine, Wayne Hill, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Sean McLellan, President & CEO of East Bay Machine, Mary Jo Potter, Managing Partner at Highperlink and Keiretsu Forum member, and Hilary DeCesare, CEO and Founder of Everloop. The forum includes a question and answer session and will be moderated by Randy Williams, founder of the Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investor network

When: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556

Cost: $15 for Saint Mary's alumni, $20 for non-alum. Free for current Saint Mary's students (with valid ID).

Background: The Exploring Entrepreneurship forum is presented by the Graduate Business Alumni Council of Saint Mary's College and the Keiretsu Forum. With 850 accredited investor members throughout nineteen chapters on three continents, the Keiretsu Forum is the world's largest angel investor network. For more information about Keiretsu visit www.keiretsuforum.com. The Saint Mary's College Exploring Entrepreneurship forum is sponsored by the MassMutual Financial Group and the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. For more information about the forum contact Jackie Williams at 925-631-4653 or via e-mail at jyw1@stmarys-ca.edu or visit www.smcbusinessalumni.com/exploring.

Contact: 

Michael McAlpin
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
mdm5@stmarys-ca.edu

About SMC: 
The Saint Mary’s College of California experience inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. For nearly 150 years, the College has provided students with a rigorous education that engages their intellect and spirit, and awakens a desire to transform society. Guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church’s oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching, the College enrolls more than 3,800 students in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business programs. For more information visit Saint Mary’s College at stmarys-ca.edu and just 23 miles east of San Francisco.
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