Leandre Waldo, Director of Media Relations
Phone: (802) 923-6195
Champlain College's Build Your Own Business program (BYOBiz) is pleased to announce that entrepreneur Jean Pierre Adechi, co-founder of innovative ride sharing service, will be speaking at Champlain on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m. in Perry Presentation Room, Roger Perry Welcome Center, 251 South Willard St. at Champlain College.
Born in Africa, raised in New York City, Adechi is a serial entrepreneur, whose latest venture Wheeli, is gaining traction in the marketplace, and recognition and support from savvy tech investors.
In addition to sharing his inspiring personal story and vision for Wheeli, he will provide his insights on the rapidly changing "sharing economy, and the evolving power of "big data" to impact the way we live our lives and the way companies market to their customers. The event is free and open to the public.
Learn more about Champlain's BYOBiz program and other upcoming events.
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.