Mark Cuban Rings NYSE Bell to Open GEW 2011
District of Columbia,New York,Pennsylvania
Nov 16, 2011
Mark Cuban opened Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 by ringing the bell of the New York Stock Exchange. The serial entrepreneur and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks was in New York to participate in the Movers & Changers Forum, a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Cuban was joined by Charlie Chanaratsopon, CEO and founder of Charming Charlie; Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer of Gilt Groupe; and the two finalists of the Movers & Changers competition. The two finalists were:
- Howard University/MyCollegeHustle.com – Edward Lyles and Alicia Glenn proposed MyCollegeHustle.com to serve as a hub for students to discover, promote and monetize their talents.
- University of Pennsylvania/SkillHub.com - Skillhub, proposed by Sushanth Bhaskarabhatla and Karishma Shah, would serve as a global platform for people of all backgrounds to exchange skills via webcam, with a focus on students in need of tutoring services.
Bill Griffeth, co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell," moderated a panel discussion wiuth Cuban, Chanaratsopon and Wilkis-Wilson. These leading entrepreneurs discussed the fundamental points in their business plan development, as well as talk about their major influences, taking their ideas to the next level and the resources they used to achieve their dreams.