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The Simon Connection

The Simon network provides valuable connections between students and alumni. The resulting partnerships, advisory relationships, and client connections fuel the growth and success of new and existing businesses. Follow the connections below to hear how Ben Zombek, founder and principal of bzdesign, has worked with the Simon community as a partner, service provider, and client.

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Ben Zombek
Founder/Principal, bzdesign

Executive MBA '13
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Katrina Connelly
Chief Administrative Officer, Faraci Lange

Executive MBA '13
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Toby Dallas
CEO, Parts Dashboard

Executive MBA '13
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David Curry
Co-founder/Partner, Tailwind Innovations

Executive MBA '13
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Jason Aymerich
President, Complemar

Executive MBA '10
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The Simon Connection

The Simon network provides valuable connections between students and alumni. The resulting partnerships, advisory relationships, and client connections fuel the growth and success of new and existing businesses. Follow the connections below to hear how Ben Zombek, founder and principal of bzdesign, has worked with the Simon community as a partner, service provider, and client.

Ben Zombek
Founder/Principal, bzdesign
Ben Zombek - Round Image Executive MBA '12
Katrina Connelly
Chief Administrative Officer, Faraci Lange
Katrina Connelly - Round Image Executive MBA '12
Toby Dallas
CEO, Parts Dashboard
Toby Dallas - Round Image Executive MBA '12
David Curry
Co-founder/Partner, Tailwind Innovations
David Curry - Round Image Executive MBA '12
Jason Aymerich
President, Complemar
Jason Aymerich - Round Image Executive MBA '10

 

The Strength of Entrepreneurship at Simon

The entrepreneurship resources at Simon give students and alumni the knowledge, guidance, and confidence to launch new ventures.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Transform an idea into an enterprise that creates economic, social, cultural, or intellectual value.

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New Venture Development Course

Create, evaluate, and develop a business plan for new ventures, products, service markets, or other organizations.

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HighTech Rochester

Advances student-run businesses, whether technology-based, not-for-profit, products, or services. Provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and interaction with mentors and local entrepreneurs.

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Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series & Competition

A series of workshops that cover articulation of a concept, sizing up market dynamics, development of business and operational models, and exposure to startup implementation issues.

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Entrepreneur in Residence

Each month, a featured entrepreneur visits campus to meet with students, faculty, and staff who are interested in launching an enterprise.

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Simon School Venture Capital Fund

An early stage student-run venture capital fund operated by second-year MBA students.

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