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Provost Kenneth Borland (left) and Dr. Deanne Snavely (right) interim vice provost for sponsored programs and research, talk with Dan Slifka of the Regional Growth Partnership.

Provost Kenneth Borland (left) and Dr. Deanne Snavely (right) interim vice provost for sponsored programs and research, talk with Dan Slifka of the Regional Growth Partnership.



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A key driver of job creation is the age of a company, a group of entrepreneurs and other business people heard at last week’s VentureTech conference. Firms in existence from one to five years are the main producers of new jobs, a report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found. Conversely, most heads of these startup companies are from 50-60 years old.

BGSU is here to help businesses young and old with a variety of needs, Provost Kenneth Borland told attendees. The University was the lead sponsor of the inaugural three-day event, designed to bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business experts to promote shared success. Also partnering were the Regional Growth Partnership, Rocket Ventures and a number of state and local organizations and companies.

Bowling Green offers a number of programs through its centers of excellence that both help meet the needs of business and prepare students to be successful employees and economic leaders. Through its research, government relations capabilities, grants and contracts expertise and technology transfer services, BGSU is poised and willing to help businesses increase their success while bolstering regional economic development, Borland said.


 
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November 16, 2009

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