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Dick Blanc, director of the Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program at Cedarville University

Entrepreneurship Accelerator Leader to Speak

by Benjamin Deeter, Student Public Relations Writer

Dick Blanc, executive director of the new Entrepreneur Accelerator program at Cedarville University, will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Thursday, Sept. 19. Chapel begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

The Entrepreneur Accelerator enables students to launch independent startup companies and provides skills and experience to lead a startup function in existing companies by creating new products or pursuing new markets.

The accelerator focuses on learning by doing. Students can earn college credit while founding, funding and scaling a startup company. Company-sponsored, on-campus internships and projects will also be available for interested students.

Blanc, a 1982 graduate of Cedarville, is a former managing partner with Accenture, LLP and adviser to multiple Fortune Global 500 and startup companies. Today, he is an active seed stage investor and adviser to founders of several startup companies. 

He and his wife, Cyndi, have four children and live in Carrollton, Texas. Blanc is a 1982 graduate of Cedarville University.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its master of business administrationmaster’s in business analyticshealthcare mbamaster’s in cybersecuritymba in innovation and entrepreneurshippharmd/mba dual degreemba in operations management and bachelor of science in economics programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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