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Marshall Professor Receives 'State Star'
Steven Mednick Wins Award for Helping Small Businesses Create More Than $75 Million
August 26, 2011 • by News at Marshall

Steven Mednick, a professor with the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and two-time winner of the Marshall Golden Apple Award, will receive a “State Star” from the TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The organization works with high-technology, rapid growth companies that have a significant impact on their local economies.

Mednick, who works as a consultant with SBDC, will be presented the award at the association’s annual conference in San Diego on Sept. 6. The award is given annually to an outstanding SBDC consultant from each state or regional program who shows a strong commitment to small business success and makes significant contributions to the state or regional SBDC program.

Over the past four years, Mednick’s clients at SBDC have reported in excess of $75 million in economic impact including changes in sales, capital infusion, jobs created and jobs retained.

Mednick has more than 25 years of experience working with early stage ventures to large enterprises in the areas of corporate ventures, business development, sales leadership and corporate law. In 2000, he established the corporate ventures office for Silicon Graphics, Inc. in Mountain View, Calif., where he led its global strategic mergers and acquisitions and licensing initiatives. In 2006, he established Plenum Revenue Group in Newport Beach.

"Steven Mednick has a gift for getting to the essence of what an entrepreneur needs to do to be successful. As an advisor, his insights and vision are invaluable," according to Jack Bicer, CEO of Septium, a custom software development company and a Mednick client.

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