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Coaches & Mentors

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Bill Burke

Assistance with Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Business Startup

  • Executive Director Economic Development
  • Director Shore Hatchery & Entrepreneurial Activities Professor of the Practice Information and Decisions Sciences
  • Bill Burke Bio & Office Hours

    Bill joined the Perdue School of Business in 1999 entering the academic community after a successful 22-year career at a regional insurance carrier leading their information technology and reengineering initiatives at a vice presidential level. In addition to teaching in the Information and Decision Sciences Department, he has taught courses in marketing and management, and he is a faculty instructor for the Applied Business Learning Experience (ABLE) internship program, meeting with over 500 employers in the region. He is also one of the founders of the Shore Hatchery and the director since its inception. Engaged in the entrepreneurship competitions over the past 15 years, Bill has overseen the distribution of approximately $1,552,000 of the $1,602,000 in awards to 176 student and regional entrepreneurs;

    Office Hours:

    • Mondays 9-11 a.m. PH 329 | Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Chester
    • Other times available by appointment in Perdue Hall 132 (“The Hub”)

Bob Barber

Assistance with Pricing, Financials, Motivation

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Bill Bernard

Assistance with Consultation Support, Idea to Market, Business Startup

  • Eastern Shore Representative, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

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Patrick Fennell

Assistance with Financials, Consumer Psychology, Marketing Research

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Gene Hahn, Ph.D.

Assistance with 3D Printing, New Product Development

  • Director, Innovation Lab
  • Senior Editor, Journal of World Business
  • Professor, Information and Decision Sciences Department
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John Hickman

Assistance with Business Plans, Business Startup

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Chao Miao, Ph.D.

Assistance with Industry & Data Analysis, International & Psychology of Entrepreneurship

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Paula Morris

Assistance with Marketing, Nonprofit Development

Bob Morrison

Bob Morrison

Assistance with Business Plans, Pitch Practice, Financials

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Mike Thielke

Assistance with Pitch Practice, Startup, F3Tech, Business Startup