Entrepreneur in Residence

Funded by a grant from the prestigious Coleman Foundation, the Lubin School's Entrepreneur In Residence Program was created in the fall of 1998. The focus of the program is to bring students and faculty together with successful entrepreneurs to examine entrepreneurial experience as a basis for curricular development, as well as to further integrate academic studies with practical and experiential learning.

Entrepreneurs spend a day on campus with faculty, students and administrators sharing their personal experience as it relates to how they started their business ventures and the lessons learned in the process. In some instances, faculty and entrepreneurs have developed case studies about the entrepreneur's business so as to afford future students and faculty the benefit of the experience.

[Gurbaksh Chahal]   Fall 2009 Entrepreneur in Residence

Gurbaksh Chahal
Founder, Blue Lithium
October 29, 2009
2:30 p.m.
Student Union
1 Pace Plaza, NYC
Topic: Living "The Dream"
>> click to read Gurbaksh Chahal's biography
>> streaming video of Gurbaksh Chahal's lecture to students (.wmv)

Fall 2005 Entrepreneur in Residence
David Oreck, Founder and Chairman of the Board
Oreck Corporation

Thursday, December 8, 2005
1 Pace Plaza, New York City

[David Oreck]
The ubiquitous David Oreck, founder and chairman of the highly successful Oreck Corporation, was an Entrepreneur in Residence on the New York City campus on December 8, 2005. In addition, he was the keynote speaker and served as a judge for the 2nd Annual Pace Pitch Contest on December 9. "Building a Brand" was be Oreck's theme for his entrepreneurship lectures.
>> Click to read David Oreck's biography
>> Click to view photos and highlights from David Oreck's visit to the NYC campus as Entrepreneur in Residence.


Participants of the program include:

Fall 2009
Gurbaksh Chahal Gurbaksh Chahal left high school at sixteen to form Click Agents, an Internet advertising company, which he sold two years later for $40 million. In January 2004, he launched a second company, BlueLithium - the next generation in Internet advertising. In 2007, Yahoo! announced that it was acquiring BlueLithium for $300 million in cash. Gurbaksh Chahal completed his memoir, "The Dream" which globally released Q4 2008. He is also currently developing several other television shows and recently launched his third company, gWallet.
Read Gurbaksh Chahal's biography

Fall 2005
David Oreck is founder and chairman of the Board of Oreck Corporation, the manufacturer of high quality, premium vacuum cleaners. For five decades, he has been the company's chief spokesman. He was recently named one of the country's most recognized personalities.
View photos from David Oreck's visit to Lubin as an Entrepreneur in Residence.
Spring 2005
Cake Man Raven is founder of Cake Man Raven Confectionery, a thriving Brooklyn bakery and the official home of the famous "Southern Red Velvet Cake." The Grammy Awards, Espy Awards, Daytime Emmys, Apollo Hall of Fame and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, have all been the back drop for Cake Man's creations.
Click to see photos of Cake Man's visit to Lubin as an Entrepreneur in Residence in Pleasantville and in NYC.
Spring 2003
David Oreck is founder and chairman of the Board of Oreck Corporation, the manufacturer of high quality, premium vacuum cleaners. For five decades, he has been the company's chief spokesman. He was recently named one of the country's most recognized personalities.
Read about David Oreck's visit to Lubin as an Entrepreneur in Residence.
Fall 2001
Peter M. Kash is co-founder and senior managing director of Paramount Capital Asset Management, Inc., the investment manager for two biotechnology hedge funds with over $1 billion under management.
Read about Peter M. Kash's visit to Lubin as an Entrepreneur in Residence.
Fall 1999
Barbara Corcoran is chairman and founder of The Corcoran Group, a very successful real estate firm. It is New York City's top privately owned residential real estate firm.
Read about Barbara Corcoran's visit to Lubin as an Entrepreneur in Residence
Fall 1999
Steven Aldrich is founder of Intuit Insurance Services and president of Quicken Insurance, part of the Quicken.com Financial Web site.
Read about Steven Aldrich's visit to Lubin as an Entrepreneur in Residence
Spring 1999
Chuck Ramsey is co-founder of Ramsey/Beirne Associates, Inc., a very successful firm specializing in conducting CEO level searches in the information technology industry. Having left Ramsey/Beirne in January of 1998, Mr. Ramsey is pursuing a consulting career and working on not-for-profit projects both in Westchester and overseas.
Read about Chuck Ramsey's visit to Lubin as an Entrepreneur in Residence
Fall 1998
Randy Myer is the founder of Best Friends Pet Care, a successful chain of boarding, grooming and veterinarian centers. Having sold his share in 1996, when the company had market value of nearly $30 million, Myer is today COO of Lindblad Expeditions, a company specializing in exotic travel.
Read about Randy Myer's visit to Lubin as an Entrepreneur in Residence