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Entrepreneurship
Spring 2020 Issue

Owning It

The barriers to entrepreneurship today haven’t fallen so much as shifted. Tour the current landscape with alumni who know its peaks and valleys as founders themselves.

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Collective Wisdom

Precious little of the billions invested in startups each year goes to woman-owned businesses. Two management professors and two alumnae share strategies to grow female-led companies.

 

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The Game Changer

With inspiration from his parents’ decades-old sporting goods business, Kyle York ’05 is rewriting the playbook on tech investing.

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Bentley alumnus Mike Mangini
Starting a business is wickedly hard. It consumes your entire existence for the period of time that you’re building it.
Mike Mangini ’01
Managing Director, SignalFire
Passion on Parade

Passion on Parade

Floats and bands and balloons, oh my! Go behind the scenes at the Rose Bowl Parade and other confetti-spiked occasions with event organizer Mariela Spillari ’10.

 

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Five Things

Need help clearing the smoke from debates around electronic cigarettes? Faculty from a cross-section of academic departments share insights on vaping. 

 

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Five Things
Family Matters

Family Matters

Though Double Falcons themselves, Susan (Armstrong) Henderson ’84, MBA ’88 and husband Peter ’83, MBA ’92 urged their college-going children to “find what feels right for you.” But who were they to argue when son Kevin ’19 chose Bentley?

 

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Falcon Files

Student organizations were part of campus life even before Bentley had a campus. Archivist Jaimie Fritz traces their history, which includes fundraising by basketball.

 

 

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Falcon Files
Gerly Adrien
In November, I became the first black, Haitian-American female city councilor at-large for Everett, Mass.
Gerly Adrien
Class of 2011

Spotlight: Ken Foo ’99, MSF ’01

Funding his master’s degree with credit cards “was not a sound strategy,” says the Taiwan native. He’s out to help other international students avoid such financial risks. 

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Spotlight: Laura Aldrich ’91

The alumna is fully at home in her role as executive vice president of licensing for Scott Brothers Global (yes, as in Drew and Jonathan of HGTV).  

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Spotlight: Curtis McLaughlin ’08

Eleven years on, the alumnus retains an appetite for challenge and an eye for opportunity at Ernst & Young LLP.

 

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CAMPUS NEWS

Bentley Board Welcomes Two

Gordon A. Pulsifer ’80, P ’08 ’19 and Caryn Beck-Dudley, JD bring additional corporate and academic expertise to the university’s Board of Trustees.

 

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Finish Line Grant Fund

Longtime supporters Steven ’73 and Christine (Smith) ’73 Manfredi donated $1.5 million to help students who face financial hardships in the final stages of completing their Bentley degree.

 

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Speaking in Harmony

Education goes both ways for Bentley undergraduates, like Mary Sullivan ’22, who tutor Afghan students in English language skills.

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Message from the President

Like any good entrepreneur, Bentley continues to keep up with — and stay ahead of — the needs of the marketplace.

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