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Len Caric

Turning the Page: A Talk on Entrepreneurial Alternatives with Len Caric

Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Location: In-Person at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad and Virtual (Zoom)


Have you ever had the desire to run your own company? People think of Entrepreneurship as coming up with the next great tech idea and doing a start up, when in fact, some of the best businesses are the ones that are run by entrepreneurs who have been around for a while.

Join Len Caric, former president of Uncle Charlie's Sausage Company and adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business, for an interactive discussion on Entrepreneurial Alternatives and learn:

  • How to source for a company to buy
  • What is a Search Fund
  • How to finance the purchase of a business
  • An understanding of Franchising and how to find what will work for you
  • What happens when you are now running your business

Len is currently under a Letter of Intent to purchase a distribution company, as well as launching a new Franchise Concept, Smashed Waffles. Read Len's full bio.

Participants will get to sample Len's Smashed Waffles!


2022 McGinnis Venture Competition Info Session

Come learn about the 2022 McGinnis Venture Competition. Find out important deadlines and details, and also hear from past McGinnis Venture Competition winners regarding their experiences.

This event will be hosted virtually and advanced registration is required. Zoom information to all registered attendees will be sent the day before the event.

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.