2015 2 Column Inner

2005-1972

2005

Center faculty hosts a 10 member delegation from Tyumen, Russia in cooperation with the Greater Cincinnati International Visitors' Center, as well as an International Executive Education group from China.

Pizzeria Fresco is awarded 1st Place in the UC CoB-MBA Business Plan Competition and Orinoco Studios receives 1st Runner Up.

The E-Center together with Cincom Systems, Inc. hosts its inaugural invitational business plan competition: The UC Spirit of Enterprise New Venture Competition.  Top schools from across the country compete for nearly $20,000 in cash prizes, including the $10,000 Cincom Spirit of Enterprise Champion Award donated by CoB alum Tom Nies, founder of Cincom.  The University of Oregon claims 1st Place and UC's Pizzeria Fresco receives the $5,000 Key Bank Award for 1st Runner Up.

Brownstone Gallery takes 1st Place in the Cecil Boatright Field Case Competition.  Two undergraduate teams, Mission Controls and Clovernook Country Club, receive additional recognition.

The 2nd cohort of Cincinnati Creates Companies (CCCII) begins with 12 new technology driven ventures.

The E-Center receives a $103,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation to sustain the Bearcat Bridge Fund and create the UC Alumni Entrepreneurship Network (AEN).

Plans are announced for the creation of the Charles L. Barngrover Professorship for Entrepreneurship & Family Business.

E-Banquet award recipients are announced: Mr. Tom Humes, Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence; Mr. Tom Nies and Dr. Leland Clark, UC Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship; Dr. James Hillard, Established Entrepreneur Award; and Dr. Wim Van Ooij, Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

The E-Center announced its second undergraduate scholarship for business students with an entrepreneurship concentration to Jenna N. Lucius, CoB '07, made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Gus Doppes.

The E-Center partners with the UC Career Development Center, UC Main Street, UC Small Business Development Center, and the Ohio Statewide Minority Business Development Center to present the 3rd Annual Careers in Business Ownership Workshop.

The eleventh annual Young Entrepreneurs Seminar (YES) attracts nearly 150 tri-state high school seniors from over a dozen high schools for a day-long event held in the newly refurbished Donald Core Tangeman University Center.  The program features both industry experts and a panel of young entrepreneurs sharing their experiences with the next entrepreneurial generation.  YES is co-sponsored by 5/3 Bank, the UC Small Business Development Center, the CoB and the UC Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research, and the U.S. SBA.

2004

Center faculty host two delegations from St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as a third from Turku, Finland.

Apartmentfrog, inc. receives 1st Place in the UC CoB-MBA Business Plan Competition; Agri-Solutions, LLC receives 1st Runner Up, and Quarkboard, LLC is named 2nd Runner Up.

Apartmentfrog, inc., BabysitEase, and Coleross Corporation are Bearcat Bridge Fund recipients.

HyTek Coatings, Inc. is awarded 1st Place in the Cecil Boatright Field Case Competition, and lands 3rd Place in the National SBI Graduate Comprehensive Competition.

E-Banquet award recipients are announced: Mr. Donald “Buddy” LaRosa, Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence; Mr. Ed Wedbush, UC Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship; Dr. Eric Gruenstein, Established Entrepreneur Award; Dr. David Melvin, Emerging Entrepreneur Award; Dr. Christy Holland, Honorable Mention.

The E-Center announces its first undergraduate scholarship for business students with an entrepreneurship concentration.  The inaugural California Scents Scholarship, made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Gus Doppes, is awarded to Mr. Derek Brown.

Mr. Everett F. Telljohann and Mr. William J. Keating, Jr. join the E-Center Advisory Board.

Cincinnati Creates Companies (CCCI) is launched, thanks to a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Innovation Program.  Center Director, Dr. Charles Matthews, designs the curriculum for the ventures and the inaugural group of 16 new technology focused ventures graduates from the program and 5 are awarded nearly $200,000 in start-up capital.

2003

Center faculty host visiting delegations from Baku, Azerbaijan in conjunction with the Greater Cincinnati International Visitors' Center.

Marcato Percussion is awarded 1st Place at the UC CoB-MBA Business Plan Competition and Medeven receives 1st Runner Up; Marcato advances to the IU MBA Business Plan Competition.  Both Marcato and Medeven receive Bearcat Bridge Fund awards.

Coupon Management Systems, Inc. receives the CEO NCIIA Technology Entrepreneurship Award Honorable Mention/Runner Up.

Kelley's Custom Framing (1st Place, Cecil Boatright Competition) and Genomatix USA (1st Runner Up, Cecil Boatright Competition) both advance to the regional SBI Field Case Competition.  Kelley's Custom Framing receives Best Graduate Case in the Specialty Category; Genomatix receives Best Graduate Case in the Comprehensive Category, and 1st Place in the National SBI Competition.

The 5th Annual E-Banquet award recipients are announced: Dr. Donald Harrison and Dr. Jason Lemon, Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence; Dr. George Rieveschl, Jr., Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship; Dr. Frank Zemlan, Inaugural Emerging Entrepreneur Award; Dr. Jaingesh Sekhar, Inaugural Established Entrepreneur Award.

The E-Center partners with the UC Career Development Center, UC Main Street, UC Small Business Development Center, and the Ohio Statewide Minority Business Development Center to present the 1st Annual Careers in Business Ownership Workshop.

CoB is named “One of the Top Tier Entrepreneurial Colleges” by Entrepreneur Magazine.  UC placed in the top tier (13 colleges) of all regional entrepreneurship programs, out of 700 evaluated nationwide.

2002

Center faculty hosts a delegation from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China on turning entrepreneurial ideas into action.

Physiomics places 1st in the UC CoB-MBA Business Plan Competition and ISETEK receives 1st Runner Up.  Physiomics advances to compete in the University of Oregon New Venture Championship and receives 1st Place in the Lightning Round, as well as 2nd Place in the Dayton I-Zone Competition.  ISETEK enters the MBA Jungle Business Plan Challenge in NY and is named a finalist, one of only 8 out of 225 teams.

Tri-State Plastics receives 1st Place in the Cecil Boatright Field Case Competition; the team goes on to take 1st Place in the National SBI Case of the Year Competition.

Mr. Christopher Bergen and Dr. Candace Kendle receive the Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the 4th Annual E-Banquet.

The E-Center receives a $50,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation.

Physiomics, ISETEK, PIG-E-BANK.com, and Solano Interiors receive the first Bearcat Bridge Fund awards.

2001

E-Center faculty presents Strategic Lessons for New Venture Formation to a visiting delegation from Inner Mongolia.

Generatrix receives 1st Place in the UC CoB-MBA Business Plan Competition, and the City of Montgomery team takes 1st Place in the Cecil Boatright Field Case Competition.

Mr. Tony Shipley and Dr. Timothy Johnson receive the Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards Banquet.

The E-Center is ranked “One of the Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship” by Success Magazine.

The E-Center receives a $50,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation.  Thanks in part to the Coleman grant, the Bearcat Bridge Fund is established to award seed money to students for new venture launch.

2000

CoB enters the IU MBA Business Plan Case Competition and Britech, Inc., a joint effort between CoB and Engineering students, takes third place out of 12 teams.  Britech also enters the University of Oregon New Venture Championship and finishes in the top five out of 20 teams.

Fascinating, Inc. receives 1st Place in the Cecil Boatright Field Case Competition and 1st Place at the SBIDA National Field Case of the Year Competition.

CoB and the U.C. Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research hold the second Entrepreneurship Recognition Banquet.  CoB alum, Mr. Jeff Wyler, receives the second annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

The fourth annual Young Entrepreneurs Seminar (YES) attracts over 100 tri-state high school seniors from over a dozen high schools for a day-long event held in Donald Core Tangeman University Center.  The program features both industry experts and a panel of young entrepreneurs sharing their experiences with the next entrepreneurial generation.  YES is co-sponsored by 5/3 Bank,  the U.C. Small Business Development Center, the CoB and the U.C. Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research, and the U.S. SBA.

1999

Horizon Health Care & Fitness places 1st in the UC MBA Business Plan Competition; the team advances to participate in the Midwest Regional Business Plan Competition.

CD World, Inc. takes 1st place in the Cecil Boatright Field Case Competition.

Visiting delegations from the Middle East, South Africa, Russia, and the Ukraine learn about entrepreneurship education programs at E-Center in the College of Business.

CoB and the U.C. Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research holds first Entrepreneurship Recognition Banquet.  Dr. Charles L. Barngrover receives the inaugural Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

1998

CoB enters its first external MBA Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, The Midwestern Invitational Business Plan Case Competition.  CoB team, Made to Order Marketing, takes second place.

Matdan America receives 1st Place in the Cecil Boatright Field Case Competition hosted by SCORE and the UC SBI Program.

Three delegations representing 7 Arabic speaking countries, guests from the University of the Orange Free State, and a Business for Russia delegation from Yaroslavl, Russia visit the E-Center.

1997

Dr. Charles H. Matthews formally founds the U.C. Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research in the CoB.

CoB unveils new undergraduate integral concentration in Entrepreneurship/Family Business.

CoB and the U.C. Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research hosts the first annual UC MBA New Venture Competition in Carl H. Lindner Hall.  The winner of this competition will represent U.C. in regional and national competitions. 

1996

CoB receives $25,000 Entrepreneurial Education Awareness Grant.  CoB establishes an Integral Concentration in Entrepreneurship/Family Business at the undergraduate level.

1995

Over the past decade, the SBI program under the direction of Professor Matthews generates over $140,000 in grants from the U.S. SBA to further small, entrepreneurial, and family business education and research mission in the CoB.

CoB begins to host its annual mentoring program for delegations from the Business for Russia/Community Connections Program.

1993

The E-Center hosts the 1st Annual Young Entrepreneurs Seminar.

1992

Dr. Charles Barngrover offers first undergraduate Entrepreneurship New Venture Creation Class.

1991

CoB hosts delegations from the Soviet Union and Africa; participants learn about entrepreneurship, corporate venturing, strategic planning, and small business education in the U.S.

1990

Dr. Sidney L. Barton named first Director of Goering Center.

MBA SBI team wins first place in the SBIDA Field Case Competition Region V and goes on to become a national finalist.

1987

John Goering founds the Goering Center for Family and Privately Held Firms.

1984

CoB forms coalition with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to help small businesses in the Greater Cincinnati area.

1982

Charles H. Matthews becomes Director of the SBI Program.  Revitalizes the program from four cases per year to over 30 per year over the next decade.

1974

Professor Tim Johnson offers first graduate entrepreneurship course.

1973

"How to Create and Manage Your Own Business Empire" seminar offered in TUC, April 28-29.

1972

CoB offers first course in Small Business Planning; becomes charter member of the Small Business Institute (SBI) Program.  John Goering is the first SBI Director.