Chaminade staff, faculty and community partners joined together to welcome nearly 40 new Hogan Entrepreneurial Program students at the Pacific Club on October 10.
The Hogan Entrepreneurial Program provides an entrepreneurial certificate to Chaminade’s juniors, seniors and graduate students. Students in the program spend a year taking classes and hearing from weekly guest speakers to learn the principles of starting a business.
“Our motto is doing business things that make social sense and doing social things that make business sense,” says Dr. John Webster, director of the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program. “We ask our students to take this motto seriously, and they do.”
The program’s annual kick-off event allowed students a chance to meet with members of the business community and hear from keynote speaker Leslie Wilcox.
President and CEO of PBS Hawaii Leslie Wilcox pulled from her well-respected career in news and media to present the new entrepreneurs with five leadership takeaways:
1. Cultivate a simple mindset
2. Respect team smarts
3. Be willing to accept advice and constructive criticism
4. Develop battle-hardened confidence
5. Be fearless
After the address, attendees enjoyed a beautiful outdoor reception where students had a chance to network with and meet Hawaii business leaders.
Congratulations to our 2018 Hogan Entrepreneurs, we can’t wait to see what you achieve over the next year!