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BC / Carroll School Dedicates Entrepreneurship Center

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The Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management was recently dedicated and held its first symposium.

Boston College reported on the dedication on its website.  The Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship will be located within the Carroll School of Management. The aim of the center will be integrate and instill entrepreneurial thinking into the formative experiences of the student body.

Shea was a longtime venture capitalist who passed away in 2010. His family decided that supporting entrepreneurial programs at Boston College would be a fitting way to honor his legacy, according to the school’s report on the event.

“When looking at a company, he thought with the Jesuit values. He looked at people’s ethics. He looked at people’s leadership—as individuals, as they ran a company,” said Shea’s granddaughter Kate Morrissey, a Boston College alumnus. “He was really a man for others, which is what I admire the most. I think that’s why he loved BC so much.”

The topic of the inaugural symposium was “Innovation Meets Entrepreneurship” and featured guest speakers including Boston College alumnus Phil Schiller, who heads up marketing worldwide for Apple.

Upcoming events at the Shea Center include two installments of the Lunch With an Entrepreneur program (Jan. 27 and Feb. 3), and the Startup and Entrepreneurship Fair on Feb. 18. The fair is open to all Boston College students. The center also plans to hold a campus-wide symposium on social enterprises this spring.

“We will provide opportunities for students to learn more about entrepreneurship in the classroom, to see great entrepreneurs come to campus, and to get involved in internships through start-ups,” said Jere Doyle, the Shea Center’s executive director and a Boston College alumnus himself.

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