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Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship

Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship

The Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship is an innovative student resource that provides skill building, mentorship and real-world experiences vital to the development of creative critical thinking.

Students can apply this new creative thought process to start a new business, solve a problem that stands in the way of generating positive change, or work with others to achieve high-impact, collaborative, team-driven results.

The center and its experiential learning program builds upon the Mount’s liberal arts core curriculum to assist students in identifying problems, generating ideas and creating solutions in a practical way.

Students learn how to elevate ideas from drawing board to reality through interdisciplinary coursework, ideation and by participating in co-curricular activities such as:

  • Workshops.
  • Internships.
  • Mentorships.
  • Exclusive networking and leadership opportunities.
  • Innovative startup immersion.
  • Business plan and idea competitions.
  • Collaborative work in teams resulting in creative problem solving.

Working with the center’s resources and faculty will help students identify and develop the skills needed to create an entrepreneurial mindset.

About the Director

Christine AdamowCenter director, Christine Adamow, is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in taking technology concepts to market following an extensive career in academic medicine. Beginning her business career as an analyst at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Boston, she began developing her expertise as an innovator and turn around artist as a banking officer at U.S. Trust in Boston.

Her corporate career concluded as vice president of Anistics, in the actuarial unit of Alexander & Alexander, where she led a multidisciplinary team providing risk management consulting to global customers.

In 2001, Adamow was chosen as one of 24 entrepreneurs to present at Springboard, a national forum for women entrepreneurs seeking venture capital. In 2013 she presented again, this time focusing on her second clean energy company, Africa Biofuel.

Adamow is a published author in academic textbooks, a frequent global speaker on international development and clean energy, and is listed in Who’s Who of Professional and Executive Women.

Bringing her educational and professional experience to the classroom, Adamow uses innovation and creative critical thinking to show students how real-world problems can be addressed and solved through design thinking.

Previously, Adamow has taught and mentored students at several institutions, including Ringling College of Art and Design, American University, Boston University, Miami University (Ohio), Harvard University School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

She’s also incubated five student-designed startup companies, and holds several graduate degrees from Boston University, Columbia University School of Public Health and Framingham State University.

Paul PalmieriThe center was made possible through a generous $1 million donation from Mount alumni Paul Palmieri, C’92, and Diane Loiello Palmieri, C’83. Paul Palmier is also a member of the Mount St. Mary’s University board of trustees.

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