Annual Dean's Business Plan Competition Awards Luncheon
Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Dean's Business Plan Competition Awards Luncheon
Mason alumnus Martin Dunphy, '91 MBA and '90 BS Marketing, is an evangelist for entrepreneurship who builds entrepreneurial teams that win across industries. He will entertain with lively anecdotes and perhaps share some secrets from his playbook in addition to awarding the Student Venture Prize worth $20,000 and other prizes to the winning teams of the Dean's Business Plan Competition. The competition takes place the same morning, prior to the luncheon.
*Note: To attend the Business Plan Competition in addition to the Awards Luncheon you must register for both events.
About the Speaker
Martin A. Dunphy, '90 '91
Founder and CEO
Marlin Financial Group
Mr. Dunphy is an entrepreneur and Founder of Marlin Financial Group. He also co-founded its main investment companies, Marlin Capital Europe and Marlin Financial Services in 2002 and 2004 and Marlin Legal Services in 2007. In 2012, the group was again recognized among the 100 fastest growing companies in the UK. He has taken on senior management positions and founded businesses in the United States, Asia and Europe, including in the financial services, telecommunications and insurance industries, and has headed start-up operations in China, Taiwan, and the UK.
In addition, Mr. Dunphy has founded and/or participates in and supports many external philanthropic and business-related organizations, including: the Irish-Chinese Business Network in Beijing, the UK Parliamentary Institute of Directors (IOD) China Interest Group, the Bank of England (UK Central Bank) IOD Working Panel in the UK, The Kham Aid Foundation in Tibet, and The Blind Children's Charity in the UK, amongst others.
At George Mason, Mr. Dunphy was a four year scholar athlete and served as Captain of the men's soccer team. In 2006, he was inducted into the GMU Soccer Hall of Fame. Mr. Dunphy holds a BS in Marketing and an MBA from George Mason University.
The winning team will receive the Student Venture Prize of $20,000 in cash and in-kind services such as accounting, legal and consulting support to take their business concept to the next stage. The competition is open to student teams from all colleges and schools within the university. The Student Venture Prize is made possible by the generous donations of alumni who see the value in fostering entrepreneurship at George Mason University and in Northern Virginia.
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