What is an Entrepreneur Workshop

Tue, September 11, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Rowan Idea Center
1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W, Suite B
Salisbury, North Carolina 28147

Are you an out of the box thinker? Organizer? Problem solver? Strategizer? Even if you don’t see yourself as an entrepreneur, come anyway to our entrepreneurial workshop series starting this fall.. You may see an interesting project and want to participate.

Most people don’t start out thinking of themselves as an entrepreneur. They may simply be trying to solve a problem. Entrepreneurs can be found everywhere, friends, family, co-workers, even people you haven’t met. The largest employment sector in the U.S. is entrepreneurs – small businesses doing it themselves.

You don’t have to want to start a business. Come learn with us and discover what it’s all about. Bring your ideas for a full season of workshops where we’ll be helping you put your idea together and pitch it.

Programs this season will have a completely new structure, including guest speakers, poster sessions to stimulate creativity, teamwork, and pitch polishing.

Dr. Renee Just, Facilitator

Dr. Just spent over two decades working in a range of positions for various million- and billion- dollar enterprises. In 2004, she launched a consulting practice that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and small business owners set strategic goals and devise action plans. Dr. Just believes it is never too late to learn and says, “Life is not based on textbook theories, rather a combination of leadership abilities and life experiences. I strive to help learners understand that one size doesn’t fit all. You must be prepared at all times to be flexible and innovative. I believe we all can learn through asking questions, being a champion for our own goals, and remaining open.”

Renee is a Professor in the Ketner School of Business at Catawba College as well as the Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Experiential Development (CEED) program. This program was launched two years ago and provides opportunities for students to study the field of entrepreneurship to attend workshops and apply for acceptance in the venture lab in an effort to bring their idea from concept to market!

Renee holds a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Capella University, a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of New Haven, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Albertus Magnus College. In addition to her current academic accomplishments, Renee is pursuing another doctorate (EdD) from Vanderbilt University in Leadership and Organizations.

She lives in Winston Salem, NC with her dog Harley. Harley is a Golden Retriever and Spaniel mix who loves to chase leaves, play in his kiddie pool, run after tennis balls, and take naps. Dr. Just enjoys cooking, entertaining, camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Galeal Zino, Guest Speaker

Founder & CEO

Galeal is the Founder of NetFoundry. Prior to NetFoundry, Galeal led software and engineering departments for a mix of start-ups and large multi-nationals, including Founder and President at LocalReplay, VP of Engineering at Teleglobe and VP of Development and Engineering at ITXC.

Galeal’s teams helped develop and engineer the world’s largest VoIP network, and build global collaboration products. Galeal has been awarded eight patents for the software and platforms powering those products, and the patented software currently powers the services of many of the world’s top communications providers.

Galeal was born in New York, graduated from Bucknell University and currently resides in the Charlotte, NC area with his wife and their four children.