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David F. Struwas Speaks to Prospective Entrepreneurs at UNH

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1/16/2014 12:00 AM
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Jan. 16, 2014

David Struwas, features David F. Struwas '70, '79 MBA

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – Entrepreneur David F. Struwas, will speak to future business leaders on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 12:15 p.m. at the University of New Haven.

His talk, part of the Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program, will take place in the Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering (Room B120) on UNH’s Main campus, 300 Boston Post Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Struwas, a UNH alumnus, who received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1970 and an MBA in finance and marketing in 1979, will discuss the rewards and obstacles entrepreneurs face, along with the basic knowledge necessary to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.

Topics include methods for raising capital and the steps necessary to begin preparation of a business plan.

In 1999, following a successful career as an engineer, Struwas, a Florida resident, founded the public technology company DSL.net, where he serves as president, chief executive officer and director. In addition, he consults for as number of small telecommunication companies.

For more information, contact Ismail Orabi, professor of engineering at IOrabi@newhaven.edu.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and a graduate business campus in Orange, Conn. and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide, and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.