Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Entrepreneurs and Innovators SucceedTuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ
MADISON, N.J. (April 7, 2010) - Fairleigh Dickinson University's Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, April 27, with a gathering that honors distinguished entrepreneurs and innovators who have been involved in the institute's world-class programming. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, N.J., and will include awards, dinner and the 12th Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture, delivered by John Crowley, founder and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics.
Crowley's company, Amicus Therapeutics, is a 100-person publicly-held biopharmaceutical company working on the development of drugs to treat a range of human genetic diseases. His involvement in the biotech industry stems from the 1998 diagnosis of his two youngest children with Pompe disease, a rare and fatal neuromuscular disorder. Crowley embarked on his journey as an entrepreneur to find a treatment that would save his children's lives - and the lives of thousands of others - parlaying his personal struggles and determination into a series of highly successful business biotech ventures. His story inspired the recent film, "Extraordinary Measures," (2010) which stars Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser.
The co-chairs of the Celebration Committee are Al Koeppe of the Newark Alliance and Joan Verplanck of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
The event will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by the keynote address, awards, and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $250 and various sponsorship options are available. The Park Avenue Club is located at 184 Park Avenue, Florham Park, New Jersey.
For more information or to receive a formal invitation, call the Rothman Institute at (973) 443-8842. For ticket and sponsorship information, visit www.fdu.edu/ri20.
About Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship
Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation (as ranked by the Princeton Review).