UW Bothell Business Development Center Hosts 5th Anniversary Breakfast


Date November 5, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny - (425) 352-3395 – pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell will be hosting a celebration to commemorate the 5th anniversary of its Business Development Center (BDC).

Through strong partnerships with the business community, the UW Bothell BDC has significantly enriched students’ learning experiences. This exciting celebration is to acknowledge the business community and faculty in their diligent work to help make the BDC a success!

Of the celebration, Barry Weisband, Director of the BDC, says, “Our anniversary commemorates five years of a true public-private partnership.  The Northwest business community has joined with our faculty to provide unique learning experiences for our students.  The BDC is growing rapidly into a Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurship and Technology where new ventures will be created, incubated, and positioned for high growth opportunities”

The keynote speaker of the event will be Noah Alper, founder of Noah’s Bagels. Alper is a serial entrepreneur, with more than four decades of launching successful companies. Additionally, he is a 2010-2011 Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the BDC.

The event will be held in the North Creek Events Center on the UW Bothell Campus from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Through the generous support of its corporate sponsors, Vertafore, Redapt Systems, Eric’s Famous Beverages, and Noah’s Bagels, this event is free and open to the public.  Support for the BDC comes from the Herbert B. Jones Foundation and the cities of Bothell, Woodinville, and Kenmore.For more information and to RSVP, please visit the BDC website: www.uwb.edu/bdc

About UW Bothell’s Business Development Center: The University of Washington Bothell’s Business Development Center (BDC) was launched in 2006 with the energy and support of a group of founding partners. To learn more about UW Bothell’s BDC, visit www.uwb.edu/bdc

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. During the 2010-11 academic year, UW Bothell will debut a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It will also launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a new Everett location (University Center of North Puget Sound) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center.

More UW Bothell information:
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Upcoming Events: www.uwb.edu/calendar