Ideas to Action Event Draws Record Attendance in NYC

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Approximately 150 U.Va. alumni and guests attended an Ideas to Action > Entrepreneurs in Action event on 9 February 2012, "From Innovation to Effectuation to Realization: The Entrepreneurial Process,” held at the Virginia Club of New York. The panel discussion featured four entrepreneurial Darden alumni and had the largest attendance of any Virginia Club event, with the exception of polo matches. Moderators Trip Davis (MBA '94), president of the Darden School Foundation and senior associate dean for external relations and Philippe Sommer, director of Darden's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership led the discussion of how Darden alumni have translated leadership opportunities into meaningful experiences.

Panelists included:

Mala Bawer (MBA '79)
Co-Founder and Executive Director, CyberSmart! Education

Todd Kelly (MBA '86)
Vice President, Interactive and Mobile Applications at LodgeNet Interactive Corporation

David Raphael (MBA '94)
President and Chief Financial Officer, Phluant Mobile

Thomas Shannon (MBA '92)
Founder, Bowlmor Lanes, LLC

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