first_imgThe American Dream came within closer reach for a group of Boston high school students recently when they got an insider’s look at entrepreneurship.Nearly four dozen students from Brighton High School, Mary Lyon Pilot High School, and the West End House Boys and Girls Club participated in a program designed to show them how a business grows from idea to practice. The program is in partnership with Harvard Business School, the Harvard Ed Portal, the Boston Private Industry Council, and the West End House Boys and Girls Club.“This has been an opportunity to expose high school students to the excitement and challenges of entrepreneurship, and allow them to explore possibilities for academic and career paths in this space,” said Margot Dushin, director of programs for the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative.Beginning with a tour of the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) in early April, the young scholars watched Harvard students, faculty, and affiliates develop their business plans and products. The i-lab is an experiential think tank where users explore ideas from the conceptual stages in conference rooms to development in hands-on laboratories equipped with the latest apparatus and technologies, and areas for prototyping and testing products.“The faculty chairs said, ‘We have smart students with smart ideas, how do we make those real?’” said Alice Li, associate director for health and sciences at the Harvard Innovation Labs. “It’s not about spinning out a lot of companies; this is a safe space to test and get answers to all your questions around entrepreneurship.”Stephanie Ortega (left) of Boston Latin Academy takes notes during the finale competition in Burden auditorium. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“Entrepreneurship 101” class, the high school students had the opportunity to have their questions answered by 2014 i-lab resident John Wise, M.B.A. ’15. Wise, co-founder of Lovepop, a 3-D pop-up greeting card company, showed the students how a new business is put together.“I wanted to make a meaningful impact and I knew what I was good at, but it took many years of accumulating skills and knowledge and experience to be able to turn the corner and do this,” Wise said. “The entrepreneurship road is the most challenging and also the most rewarding. Of anything I’ve done, the most I’ve developed as a person is through doing this.”Wise sparked the students’ imagination when he shared that he and partner Wombi Rose, M.B.A. ’15, took their idea to reinvent the greeting card all the way to ABC’s “Shark Tank,” where they won $300,000 in 2015.Brighton High School senior Mena Mossa was so excited that she said she will email her own ideas to Wise.“Today was an awesome day for me. I appreciated learning about John’s goal to help people think about others,” she said. “It has really inspired me. I hope one day I can work with him, it would mean so much to me.”Lybille Rocher, a Brighton High junior interested in business and law, asked how to create a mobile application.“I’ve been thinking a lot about an app that will benefit the homeless population, but don’t know how to start or who to talk to,” she said. “I am hoping I can get the answers today.”Mena Mossa (left) of Brighton High School listens as John Wise lectures on building a new business. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerBrighton High School student Mamudo Dahaba is a long way from his first home in Guinea Bissau, West Africa, but “I see something amazing here,” he said.“I’m having fun. I’m learning a lot and would love to be part of this.”The high school student engagement program is coordinated by the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise Initiative, HBS Dean’s Office, and the Harvard Ed Portal. It culminated with the 20th Harvard Business School New Venture Competition finale on April 25 at Burden Auditorium, where students saw more creative minds in action.At the finale, selected Harvard students and alumni presented their venture plans to judges, supporters, and potential investors. Cash awards totaling more than $300,000 were awarded to winners in alumni, student social enterprise, and student business tracks.HBS Senior Associate Dean for External Relations William A. Sahlman gave some key advice before announcing the awards in the business plan competition: “The first rule of entrepreneurship is nothing happens until someone sells something,” he said.The high school students participated in their own mock-competition at the Ed Portal before the finale, acting as both judges and participants. They watched a video of last year’s presentation, reviewed the finalists’ entries, and cast votes for the best project.Brighton High senior Hoda Abbas said she enjoyed that practice time. “I liked seeing how the judging worked before we went to the competition. When my company won, I felt like I made a difference,” she said.“This is what I needed to really gel what it means to be a social entrepreneur,” said Stephanie Ortega. “I want to be one.”Daniel Cuddy, senior career specialist with the Boston Private Industry Council, said he believes the high school student engagement program helps young people understand that education, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship can offer an exciting and rewarding life.“The Harvard Venture Competition is so motivating for our students to observe and learn that the classroom is a direct connection to the workplace and the real world,” he said. “I want to thank Harvard Business School and the Harvard Ed Portal for all their overwhelming support of our local Boston Public School students. This program is changing their lives.”last_img read more

first_img Qualifying ends for fall judicial races There are 26 circuit court races — or more than one out of every 10 circuit judgeships up for election this year — that drew contested races as of the close of filing May 17. In addition, 24 district court of appeal judges, as well as outgoing Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Wells and incoming Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead, have filed for merit retention.Another nine circuit court seats, just created by the legislature, will be open for qualifications in July. Traditionally, open seats are much more likely to attract contested races than those occupied by incumbents.Contested races will be on the September primary ballot, with any resulting runoffs decided on the November general election ballot. The merit retention votes will be on the November ballot.One result of interest to the Bar is Board of Governors member John Marshall Kest was elected without opposition to a Ninth Circuit judgeship. (Data for county judge races is not collected statewide, but is available county by county from local elections supervisors.)Contested races are:In the Fourth Circuit, John Joseph Cascone and W. Gregg McCaulie for Group 5 and David M. Gooding and Dan Wilensky in Group 13.In the Fifth Circuit, Carven D. Angel and Michael G. Takac in Group 1.In the Sixth Circuit, Wayne L. Cobb and Chris Yeazell in Group 8, Declan Mansfield and John Renke in Group 25, Linda Babb, George H. Brown, and Sarah Chaves for Group 26, and Robert “Bo” Michael and Jack R. St. Arnold for Group 28.In the Seventh Circuit, Jim Clayton and Terry LaRue for Group 7.In the Ninth Circuit, Alan Apte, Ted Marrero, and Neal P. Pitts in Group 21.In the 11th Circuit, Ivan Fernandez and Alan I. Mishael in Group 1, Mary Barzee and Yolly Roberson in Group 2, Alan L. Postman and Diane Ward in Group 4, and Alexander O. Akpodiete, Xavier Cortada, Raul G. Ordonez, Jr., and Sarah Zabel in Group 46.In the 12th Circuit, Susan Chapman, Charlie Roberts, Adam Tebrugge and Laurie Zimmerman for Group 5.In the 13th Circuit, Kevin Carey and Walter Foster in Group 7, William P. Levens and Brent Warren Yessin in Group 28 and Martha Cook, Carlos A. Pazos, and Ken Whalen in Group 30.In the 15th Circuit, Bill Berger and Bennett S. Cohn in Group 3, Martin H. Colin and Diana Lewis in Group 14, and Scott S. Britan and Jeffrey A. Winikoff in Group 31.In the 17th Circuit, Michael J. Orlando and Mila K. Schwartzreich in Group 11, John Bowman, Mariza de Guzman Cobb, and Alan Marks in Group 26, David Krathen and Nicholas “Nick” Lopane in Group 29, Hope Tieman Bristol and Andrew “Andy” Siegel in Group 37, and Michael E. Gilfarb, Ronald M. “Ron” Gunzburger, Joyce Anne Maines-Julian, and John J. Murphy III for Group 41.In the 19th Circuit, Roy T. Mildner and Larry Schack in Group 11. Appellate Courts Filing to run for merit retention, besides Anstead and Wells on the Supreme Court, were:On the First District Court of Appeal, Judges Robert T. Benton, Marguerite H. Davis, Joseph Lewis, Jr., Ricky L. Polston, and William A. Van Nortwick, Jr.On the Second District Court of Appeal, Judges Chris W. Altenbernd, Virginia Covington, Carolyn K. Fulmer, Jerry R. Parker, Morris Silberman, and James W. Whatley.On the Third District Court of Appeal, Judges Gerald B. Cope, Jr., David M. Gersten, Melvia B. Green, David L. Levy, and Juan Ramirez, Jr.On the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Judges Mark E. Polen, George A. Shahood, W. Mathew Stevenson, and Martha C. Warner.On the Fifth District Court of Appeal, Judges Richard B. Orfinger, William David Palmer, Robert J. “Bob” Pleus, Jr., and Thomas D. Sawaya. Uncontested Circuit Following are circuit judge candidates who were elected or reelected without opposition. Most are incumbents, but state elections information does not denote a difference between incumbents and nonincumbents:In the First Circuit, G. Robert Barron, T. Michael “Mike” Jones, Kim A. Skievaski, Nickolas P. Geeker, Paul A. Rasmussen, John T. Parnham, Jan Shackelford, Edward P. Nickinson III, Kenneth L. Williams, Ken Bell, and Mike Allen.In the Second Circuit, Kathleen F. Dekker, P. Kevin Davey, William L. Gary, N. Sanders Sauls, Tom Bateman, John C. Cooper, John E. Crusoe, and Charles A. Francis.In the Third Circuit John Weston Peach and Julian E. Collins.In the Fourth Circuit, Jean Johnson, Frederic A. Butner, Lance M. Day, Charles O. Mitchell, Jr., Donald R. Moran, Jr., Peter J. Fryefield, Aaron K. Bowden, John H. Skinner, Brad Stetson, Bernard Nachman, and Waddell A. Wallace III.In the Fifth Circuit, Barbara Gurrola, Richard “Dick” Tombrink, Jr., Mark J. Hill, William Jack Singbush, Richard A. Howard, Don F. Briggs, Jack Springstead, G. Richard Singeltary, Sandra Edwards-Stephens, T. Michael Johnson, Brian D. Lambert, and Curtis J. Neal.In the Sixth Circuit, Lauren C. Laughlin, Raymond O. Gross, W. Lowell Bray, Jr., Marion L. Fleming, James R. Case, Walt Logan, Mark Shames, Stanley R. Mills, Anthony Rondolino, Bruce Boyer, Tim Peters, John A. Schaefer, and Daniel D. Diskey.In the Seventh Circuit, J. David Walsh, Edward E. Hedstrom, R. Michael Hutcheson, John V. Doyle, Edwin P.B. Sanders, John M. Alexander, Julianne Piggotte, Shawn L. Briese, Robert K. Mathis, Robert K. Rouse, Jr., and Hubert L. Grimes.In the Eighth Circuit, Frederick D. Smith, Martha Ann Lott, and Peter K. Sieg.In the Ninth Circuit, John Kest, James C. Hauser, William C. Gridley, Maura T. Smith, Walter Komanski, John H. Adams, Sr., Roger J. McDonald, George Sprinkel, Dorothy J. Russell, Daniel Dawson, Anthony “Tony” Johnson, A. Thomas Mihok, Reginald Karl Whitehead, Donald E. Grincewicz, Frederick J. Lauten, and Janet C. Thorpe.In the 10th Circuit, Roger A. Alcott, Julian Dale Durrance, David Langford, Dennis P. Maloney, Susan W. Roberts, J. Michael McCarthy, Dick Prince, Wm. Bruce Smith, and Charles Lee Brown.In the 11th Circuit, Amy Steele Donner, Margarita Esquiroz, Jose M. Rodriguez, Ronald M. Friedman, Eugene J. Fierro, Leon Firtel, Daryl E. Trawick, Jon I. Gordon, Manny Crespo, Peter Lopez, Ronald Dresnick, Joseph P. Farina, Roberto M. Pineiro, Celeste Hardee Muir, Leonard E. Glick, Jerald Bagley, Stuart M. Simons, Kevin Emas, Thomas S. Wilson, Jr., Jeri Beth Cohen, Bernard S. Shapiro, Marc Schumacher, Jeffrey Rosinek, Jacqueline Hogan Scola, Cecilia M. Altonaga, Robert N. Scola, Jr., Sandy Karlan, and Victoria Sigler.In the 12th Circuit, Durand J. Adams, Rick De Furia, Andrew D. Owens, Bob McDonald, Peter A. Dubensky, Marc B. Gilner, and Deno Economou.In the 13th Circuit, Frank A. Gomez, Barbara Fleischer, Marva L. Crenshaw, Dan Perry, James D. Arnold, Gregory P. Holder, Rex Martin Barbas, Ralph C. Stoddard, Charlene E. Honeywell, Jack Espinosa, Jr., Robert J. Simms, Claudia Isom, Chet A. Tharpe, Manuel Menendez, Jr., Sam Pendino, J. Rogers Padgett, Vivian C. Maye, Wayne S. Timmerman, Richard A. Nielsen, Katherine G. Essrig, James M. Barton II, and Herbert J. Baumann, Jr.In the 14th Circuit, William L. Wright, Judy Pittman, Hentz M. McClellan, and Michael C. Overstreet.In the 15th Circuit, Elizabeth T. Maass, Mary E. Lupo, Jorge Labarga, John J. Hoy, Tom Barkdull, Jeffrey J. Colbath, Richard I. Wennet, Gary L. Vonhof, John L. Phillips, Lucy Chernow Brown, and Sandra K. McSorley.In the 16th Circuit, Mark Jones, Luis M. Garcia, and Sandra Taylor.In the 17th Circuit, James I. Cohn, John A. Frusciante, Barry E. Goldstein, Larry Seidlin, Melvin B. “Mel” Grossman, Jeffrey E. Streitfeld, Patti Englander Henning, Victor “Vic” Tobin, Stanton S. Kaplan, Lawrence L. “Larry” Korda, Tom Lynch, Leroy H. Moe, George Angen Brescher, Charles Michael Greene, Renee Goldenberg, Marc H. Gold, Dorian K. Damoorgian, Susan J. Aramony, and Alfred J. Horowitz.In the 18th Circuit, Preston Silvernail, Nancy Alley, Donna McIntosh, Bruce W. Jacobus, John Dean Moxley, Jr., John M. “Jack” Griesbaum, Tonya Rainwater, James E.C. Perry, Meryl L. Allawas, Charles M. Holcomb, Alan A. Dickey, Kenneth R. Lester, Jr., and Vincent George Torpy, Jr.In the 19th Circuit, Ben L. Bryan, Jr., Steven J. Levin, Robert R. Makemson, Cynthia L. Cox, Bill Roby, and Dan L. Vaughn.In the 20th Circuit, Lynn Gerald, Jr., Ted Brousseau, Daniel R. Monaco, Hugh D. Hayes, William C. McIver, Hugh E. Starnes, Donald E. Peliecchia, Isaac Anderson, Jr., Sherra Winesett, John S. Carlin, and G. Keith Cary. Qualifying ends for fall judicial racescenter_img June 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland squad return to training in Versaille this morning.It’s ahead of their must-win final Group E clash against Italy.Jonathan Walters, who missed the 3-0 defeat to Belgium with an Achilles problem, is the only injury doubt. Ireland will need to beat Italy on Wednesday to stay in the tournament.To action on the pitch at the Euros today…a win for England would guarantee their place in the last 16.They face Slovakia in Saint Etienne at 8pm.The goals in their 2-1 win over Wales were scored by substitutes Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge.Also in Group B, Wales face Russia in Toulouse at the same time.Victory would also seal their place in the knockout stages.last_img