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Cheryl Borland

Cheryl Borland
Griesing Law, LLC 

Margye Solomon

Margye Solomon
Envision2bWell, Inc. 

Entrepreneurship 101: An Entrepreneurship Master Class Series
Business leaders and developers Cheryl Borland ’94 and Marjorie (Margye) Solomon will lead a series of one-hour master classes on an introduction and the basics of entrepreneurship including where to meet entrepreneurs, who are entrepreneurs and how to become an entrepreneur. Cheryl Borland serves as counsel at Greising Law for closely-held companies and start-ups at every stage of their business journey. Cheryl has over 20 years of experience guiding primarily small and women-owned businesses to success. Margye Solomon is Chief of Staff for Envision2bWell, a mission driven lifestyle technology company whose goal is to help users Engage, Learn and be Motivated for a healthier lifestyle.
Entrepreneurship 101 
Thursday, Sept. 3
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Zoom: E-mail Jeannine Abukhater Lambert for a recording
What Does an Entrepreneur Look Like?
Wednesday, Sept. 30
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Zoom: E-mail Jeannine Abukhater Lambert for a link 
How to Go from a Side Gig to a Business Owner
Thursday, October 29
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Zoom: E-mail Jeannine Abukhater Lambert for a link 


Lunch with Leaders @ HCDC

Rescheduled for spring 2021 due to COVID-19 safety guidelines

The CEO and VP-Entrepreneurship of HCDC (Hamilton County Development Center), the largest and longest running business incubator in the region, founded 1989, will host a tour, tell their story over lunch, and convey the most important advice to entrepreneurs that has been developed across their 30 year history. HCDC was recently named a Top 10 Public Business Incubator in the world.  

Their history Includes incubating 360 start-up companies, of which group 60% survived and grew.........a high success rate of about 3-4 x the national average.  There are presently 50 start-up companies located at HCDC.  

Notably, HCDC was just named one of the Top-10 incubators in the world! This annual ranking was done by UBI Global, a respected Stockholm weden based analytical institute that measured 400 incubators throughout the world. Seven of the Top-10 are located in Europe and Asia, 3 are in the Baltimore, Los Angeles, and HCDC here in our region.  

Mr. Pat Longo has been an exec with HCDC for 20 years, and Ms. Theresa Sedlack previously launched and ran for 10 years a successful Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Notre Dame.  I am on the HCDC Board of Directors, and we will share insights for the purpose of enhancing your knowledge and perspectives.  The discussion will be joined by another HCDC Director, Dr. Dan Geeding.   

Dan founded the Xavier University Entrepreneurship program and ran it for 30 years. An active consultant to start-ups, Dan and I are members of Queen City Angels, which has funded and backed over 100 start-ups in this area across the past 20 years. Dan’s deep experience may further enhance the educational benefit of your visit to HCDC.  

The program will start at 1130 am with the tour, followed by lunch, the lecture and discussion until wrapping up at 130 pm. HCDC is located at 1776 Mentor Ave. CIncinnati, 45212, next to Xavier U., about a 15 min drive from Chase. 


Lunch with Leaders @ Cintrifuse

Rescheduled for spring 2021 due to COVID-19 safety guidelines

CEO Pete Blackshaw will explain how Cintrifuse has become recognized as one of the most innovative start-up support organizations in the US. A multifaceted force for “collaborative innovation,"  the Cintrifuse mission is to make this region the #1 tech start-up hub in the Midwest.   

My VC Firm backed Pete in 1999 when he left P&G as a brand manager and founded Intelliseek, a consumer research start-up. He and I served on its Board of Directors until the company’s sale to Nielsen 6 years later, following its ups and downs as a start-up company. Pete then became head of world-wide digital for Nestlé, lived at its Switzerland home base for 10 years, and returned last year to lead Cintrifuse. His stories and insights will be compelling, and should be helpful to you.  

Cintrifuse is located in Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street, in the heart of Over The Rhine. Chase has a number of linkages with Cintrifuse including NKU President Ashish Vaidya who is a member of the Cintrifuse Board of Directors. Rescheduled for spring 2021 due to COVID-19 safety guidelines

To participate in Center events, students need to be a member of the Chase Law & Entrepreneurship Group, a student organization. Membership is free and open to all law students at Chase College of Law. Complete this form to join the student organization. Contact President Josh Robinson ( with questions.
Pitch Day

Start-Up Pitch Day

Coming spring 2021
Location TBA

Chase students are invited to share food and drink while watching the 4 start-up teams from the Law, Technology & Entrepreneurship class pitch their new business ideas to a group of judges.   

The pitches by your schoolmates and the explanations by judges should provide you with evaluation principles and actionable ideas to apply in your future business activity.