Entrepreneurs in the News
Fashion designer Marc Ecko will offer internships at start-ups funded by Ecko's venture arm. "Kids spend a great deal of money on college," says Ecko, who is launching his program with the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. "Our goal is to get them teed up for employment."...After an American Red Cross worker tweeted about getting "slizzered" on Dogfish Head beer, dozens of the brewery's fans donated blood and money to the Red Cross. "People took the ball and ran with it," says Mariah Calagione, VP of marketing at Dogfish and wife of founder Sam Calagione....James Salter, founder of Authentic Brands Group, has bought the rights to Marilyn Monroe's image, paying a widely reported $50 million. "Don't be surprised if you see a digital version of Marilyn in the movies," says Salter....Original Soupman founder Al Yeganeh, of Seinfeld fame, has taken his franchise public, with the ticker symbol SOUP. "Al loves the idea of becoming a national brand," says CEO Arnold Casale....Wayne Rogers, who played Trapper John McIntyre on M*A*S*H, has published Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success, a book based on his business experiences. "I'm not smart enough to tell you how to run a business," Rogers says. "I'm just saying, 'Here's what happened to me.' "
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