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

Freedom to Flourish: Distinguish Alumnus Speaks on Entrepreneurship


by Gabe Chester, Public Relations Intern

Dick Blanc, former managing partner with Accenture, LLP and adviser to multiple Fortune Global 500 and startup companies, will speak April 16 at 7 p.m. at Cedarville University in the Dixon Ministry Center. This free event is open to the public.

Blanc’s talk, which is free and open to the public, will challenge faith-based entrepreneurs to lead thought and culture.

Blanc, a 1982 graduate of Cedarville University, is also an active seed stage investor and adviser to founders of several startup companies. Blanc also serves as director of the Cedarville University Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program.

“We need to dream and we need to dream big,” said Haymond. “Too many people are unwilling to fail today; failure is the path to success. Fail early. Fail often. Succeed. That’s what we should be doing.”

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 mba in innovation and entrepreneurship program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.