Business Bootcamp a chance to refine ideas for a creative career
Monday, November 29th, 2021
It was also, if they chose, a chance for participants to “swim with the sharks” by pitching their ideas and business plans to a panel of experts, much like the hit television show “Shark Tank.”
Our thanks to those experts:
Melisa Baez, whose passion lies in creating social change through business and education. A Cordes Fellow focused on global social issues, she serves on the Board of Directors for Lancaster County Community Foundation and sits on the diversity committee for Girls on the Run. She earned her MBA in Sustainability from Bard.
Kirk Barrett, a longtime entrepreneur who has made his mark in both the brick-and-mortar and virtual worlds. He has built the 911 system for Lancaster County, a number of the state government and visitors’ bureaus’ portals, Clipper magazine’s Local Flavor platform, and the country’s first mobile-only bank platform.
Madison DeWispelaere, creative director at Attolla Prep, designs and implements marketing and social media campaigns. She also leads the Attolla Startup 12-week entrepreneurship program, website development and management, graphic design, photography, and videography.
Diana Diehl, PCC, SPHR, has more than 35 years experience in management, human resources, leadership consulting, and coaching. A graduate of Penn State and the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University, she is certified through the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach.
Mara Modovan, a graduate of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, has worked for companies across various industries, from fashion and automotive to military contractors, and in startups to large corporations.
Patrick Quinlan, a PCA&D instructor and longtime member of the faculty at Adrian College in Michigan. He has extensive experience teaching courses in Principles of Marketing, Sales Management, Advertising and Promotion Management, Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Research.
Sandra Strunk, co-founder of Meraki Enterprises LLC consulting firm, has done consulting work with the U.S and Pennsylvania departments of education, served as Executive Director of the Lancaster County STEM Alliance and worked more than 25 years for Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 as Director of Community Education and Director of Fund Development.