March 10, 2020

Dick Blanc, Executive Director of the Cedarville University Beyond Startup Accelerator, is an entrepreneur influencing culture. According to Blanc, entrepreneurs have an outsized impact on American culture. Blanc believes the Accelerator can develop hundreds of new culture-creating, biblical-worldview-holding entrepreneurs who can lead and change the future marketplace.

Through the entrepreneurship minor available to all majors on campus, through mentorship by Entrepreneurs in Residence, and through Pitch events, which allow students to present unique business concepts and current entrepreneurs to raise capital, the Beyond Accelerator is creating a campus culture at Cedarville for shaping the broader culture.

On March 27, the Beyond Startup Accelerator will host an Investor Impact event, which will include a pitch event that has drawn companies from around the country to raise capital for their ventures.

In January, Cedarville hosted “The Second Pitch,” an event where Cedarville undergrads presented fresh business ideas for a chance to win cash prizes.

The Beyond Startup Accelerator has established an Angel Network of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-accredited investors.

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