The world needs more entrepreneurs – are you one of them? The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business will mark its fifth annual Entrepreneurship Week with events on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Thursday, Nov. 19. This entrepreneurship celebration is held in conjunction with Kauffmann’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the largest celebration of entrepreneurship in the world.
Both events will be held at 6 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, on the campus of Shenandoah University. Light drinks and refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. prior to both events, which are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, a 2013 documentary film titled “Income Inequality For All” will be shown, followed by a debrief. The film, directed by Jacob Kornbluth and presented by American economist, author and professor Robert Reich, examines widening income inequality in the United States.
Eric Major, founder of K2M: Simplified Solutions for the Complex Spine, will present “Entrepreneurship in the Healthcare Industry: The Case of K2M” on Thursday, Nov. 19. Major will also be presented with the Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Major is the president, CEO and co-founder of K2M, Inc., a fast-growing, global medical device company focused on developing innovative surgical solutions for the most complex spinal pathologies. Major previously co-founded and served as the president and CEO of American OsteoMedix Corp. (AOM), a minimally invasive spinal device company that was acquired by Interpore Cross International in 2001.
Following the sale of AOM, Major served as president of the Minimally Invasive Division for Interpore Cross International (now a Biomet company) until 2002. Prior to co-founding AOM, Major served in several sales/marketing, strategic, and product development capacities with various spinal companies including Acromed Spine Inc. (now a Johnson & Johnson company) and Synthes Spine, Inc.
Major has more than 20 years of experience in the spine industry and was the 2010 recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Emerging Technologies in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. He is a member of the AdvaMed CEO Advisory Council and is active in the local community, serving on the Loudoun Small Business Development Center Board of Directors, as well as the board of trustees for the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation, Inc., a local historic preservation organization.
Major holds a bachelor of science degree from James Madison University and is a member of the JMU College of Business Executive Advisory Council.
For more information about Entrepreneurship Week, contact Business School Administrative Assistant Donna Fazio at 540/665-4572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.