UNH Offers Holloway Seminar
in Entrepreneurship Oct. 3
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
September 25, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -- Robert “Bob” McCray, recipient of the
first Entrepreneurial Venture Creation Person of the Year award
from the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business
and Economics, is the featured speaker for the season's first Holloway
Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship Friday, Oct. 3.
The program takes place at the New England Center on the UNH campus
from 7:30 to 9 p.m. McCray will speak about “The Lifecycle
of an Entrepreneurial Venture.”
A recognized leader in the New Hampshire business community and
beyond, McCray has been instrumental in helping people start new
businesses since the 1970s. He is one of a singular group of investors
known as business angels, who quietly provide entrepreneurs with
the capital they need to make dreams come alive. McCray has been
involved with more than 28 start-up companies, investing both capital
and personal expertise to help them rise above the competition to
McCray was an early board member of the M.I.T. Enterprise Forum,
New Hampshire High Tech Council and the Venture Capital Network
of Durham. He has, at various times, been a director and member
of the Executive Committees of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts,
and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.
The Whittemore School sponsors two speakers for the seminar series
each fall and winter to demonstrate to students how people in the
business community have succeeded as innovative entrepreneurs, and
how they have encouraged and mentored others to succeed in entrepreneurship.
The lecture is named in honor of Exeter businessman and community
leader Paul Holloway.
Fred Bramante, founder and CEO of Daddy's Junky Music Stores, is
the next featured speaker in the series on Dec. 5. His topic will
be “Nice Guys Finish First.” Bramante was appointed
in the spring by Gov. Craig Benson to chair the New Hampshire State
Board of Education. The four-time former gubernatorial candidate
is also a former teacher and a graduate of Keene State College.
He will bring his entrepreneurial vision and ideas to share with
Both the lecture and a reception following are open to the public,
but seating is limited and reservations are requested. Contact Cynthia
Nizzari-McClain at the Whittemore School, (603) 862-0017, e-mail
register or for more information.