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Dick Blanc, executive director of the Beyond Startup Accelerator

This Week on the Cedarville Stories Podcast: Dick Blanc

by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer

This week’s featured guest on the Cedarville Stories podcast is Dick Blanc, executive director of the newly formed Beyond Startup Accelerator at Cedarville University.

You can listen to his podcast by clicking on the image below:

Cedarville Stories branded image with play buttonDick Blanc is a 1982 graduate of Cedarville University who has been one of the catalysts for creating the Beyond Startup Accelerator, the business incubator at Cedarville University that connects students and alumni to expert counsel and potential funding in the business world. He is an adventurous spirit and has the ability to analyze organizational challenges from a strategic perspective.

He uses three decades of problem-solving to provide strong leadership in his various areas of service. He enjoys talking about his adventures, entrepreneurship and how the Word of God has completely shaped his life.

Cedarville Stories Fun Facts About Dick Blanc

Blanc has always enjoyed venturing into the unknown. At the age of 19, he and some friends sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. He is always excited for a new entrepreneurial opportunity, but even then, he needs help navigating new waters. That’s where his habit of reading the entire Bible each year has been pivotal. This practice started during his undergraduate days at Cedarville. Cedarville offers a four-year Bible-reading plan for students to also feed themselves from God’s Word.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 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 program, including the Bachelor of Arts in Global Business degree, 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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