The Be Your Own Boss Bowl® deadline is fast approaching!
Receive feedback from senior executive mentors on financials, strategy, marketing, and other challenging sections of your business plan.

March 17th
Alter 503D

For more information on the Be Your Own Boss Bowl® click here

In this workshop presented by Lisa Peskin, Owner of Business Development University, you will learn about sales strategies and tactics that will take your business to the next level.

Thursday, March 13th


Alter 503D

The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is the mid-Atlantic region’s largest organization dedicated to fostering high-growth businesses founded or led by women. They will be hosting the 5th Annual We Own It Summit on May 1st-2nd.

The We Own It Summit is a dynamic gathering of leaders committed to advancing the leadership and participation of women in high growth businesses.  The 2010 inaugural We Own It Summit declared 2010-2020 the “Decade of the Woman Entrepreneur”, establishing clear goals to increase the number of women investors, the number of women high-growth entrepreneurs, the likelihood of success of business (in the growth stage), and to place more women on public and private boards of directors.

Attendees include entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders of organizations and institutions advocating, promoting, accelerating and researching women’s participation in high-growth entrepreneurship.

See below on how the summit can be beneficial to you or how you or your organization can get involved!

Get involved!  Become a Supporting Organization of the We Own It Summit to galvanize the region’s entrepreneurial interest with others around the world.

Do you or your members want to

Secure funding, invest or get inspired through our Venture Showcase?

Explore and demystify what it takes to become an angel investor?

Connect with leaders in the international entrepreneurial community, such as: investors, researchers, service providers, media, government and collaborating organizations?

Discuss best practices in supporting women’s high-growth businesses to enable them to gain follow-on investment, scale, reduction in risk, sales of products/services and strategies to overcome blockage?

Be inspired by Bridgette Beam of Google and thought leaders of the collaborative?

Email for more information!



Thursday, February 20
 4:30 – 6:00pm
Alter 503D 

Learn how to  take advantage of low cost marketing tactics, social media marketing, guerrilla marketing and more.

Presented by Jean Wilcox, Entrepreneur & Professor of Marketing, Fox School of Business

Cookies and coffee will be served!

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Tuesday, February 18
4:30 – 6:00pm
Alter 503D

Presented by Ted Lebow, Principal, JRI Consulting LLC

Learn about financial assumptions and preparing pro forma financial statements for your business.

Cookies and Coffee Will Be Served

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See how 2013 Be Your Own Boss Bowl ® finalists, Sarah and Rachel Stanton are expanding and growing Fruitstrology, in this video featured in Temple News.

Click here to view full article


Thursday, February 13
4:30 – 6:00pm

Alter 503D 

Identifying your competition is essential when writing a business plan.  In this workshop learn how to analyze your competition through perceptual maps, competitor matrix, industry structure and environment.

Presented by Rick Genzer, Owner, Genzer Associates

Cookies and coffee will be served!

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Presented by Andrew Maxwell Entrepreneur & Assistant Professor

Tuesday, February 4


Alter Hall 503D

Cookies and coffee will be served

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Learn about strategy, value chain, value path, business model and more. Critical stuff made digestible!

Presented by Rob McNamee, Assistant Professor, Strategic Management

Thursday, February 6


Alter 503D

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Presented by Rick Genzer, Owner, Genzer Associates

February 5

12:00-1:30 PM

Lunch will be served!

Click Here to RSVP

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In this workshop learn how to develop a new idea for a product service or business. Come with your creativity!

Presented by Rob McNamee, Assistant Professor, Strategic Management

Thursday, January 30


Alter 503D

Cookies and Coffee Will be Served

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Courses are available for both undergraduate (SGM 3582) and graduate (SGM 5182) students and count as strategy, business school, or free electives. Both courses will give you feedback at a number of points prior to the competition so will help you put your best foot forward but neither course guarantees any prizes or awards in the competition. These are rigorous academic courses that require students to complete a business model and/or business plan as part of the course completion. Please contact individual professors if you have questions about either course.

More details on the courses are included below (please contact the instructors for permission to be added to either of the courses):

Independent Study – 20439 – SGM 3582 – 002

Do you have an idea for a new business? Want to learn how to write a business plan? Are you planning to enter the Be Your Own Boss Bowl (BYOBB) competition? Using a combination of workshops, online content, classroom sessions, and a network of mentors this independent study course will help you create a high-quality business plan. In addition to working with the faculty member teaching the course, students will be paired with a successful entrepreneur or business person who will mentor them as well as give them feedback / advi
ce for the various sections of the business plan. We cannot guarantee that students will win any money in the BYOBB, but we will give you the tools necessary to explore your idea, assess its viability, and present it in a high-quality business plan. This course is open to all students except entrepreneurship majors (E-ship majors should take SGM 4596).

Please email Jaine Lucas at to be registered for the course and for more information

Independent Study – 23188 – SGM 5182 – 002

In this independent study course student teams will be developing business models, plans, and pitches for Temple’s BYOBB (over $200,000 in prizes) or other national competitions including Rice’s internationally renowned business plan competition (over $1 million in prizes) and the NIH-Avon Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge ($ millions in funding for Avon-NIH technology-based start-ups). Students with ideas as well as those with a passion for entrepreneurship are encouraged to take this course where they will be organized into teams to compete in these competitions. The course is run by Dr. Andrew Maxwell who has mentored more than 100 new ventures as they raised $ millions from angel and venture capital sources.

Please email Dr. Maxwell at to be enrolled in the course.