How to Write a Winning Business Plan and Do a Stellar Presentation (lunch and lecture by Rebecca Knight ’98, 4/20)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship presents


A workshop and lunch with Rebecca Knight ’98, Freelance journalist, 2015 Kim-Frank Family University Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan, and Harvard Business Review columnist   

Monday, April 20
12-1 p.m.
Usdan 108

Lunch will be provided. Please register here.

Whether you are seeking funding for your startup, sharing research results with colleagues, or seeking followers for your social movement, it pays to ace your written and verbal communications. This session will introduce the concepts of a business plan and pitch, show “do and don’t” examples, and offer concrete tools that you can use in college and beyond.

You do not need to be a current or aspiring entrepreneur to benefit from this session. All students, alumni, and friends are welcome to attend.


Rebecca KnightRebecca Knight is a freelance journalist based in Boston who writes mainly about business, higher education, science, and American competitiveness. A ten-year veteran of the Financial Times, she has worked in London, New York, and Washington, D.C. Most recently, she served as the FT’s Boston Correspondent, where she helped expand the paper’s national coverage of philanthropy and science funding. In 2005, she won a Milena Jesenska fellowship to complete a three-month independent reporting project in Vienna on Anti-Americanism in Europe. Knight is the author of the book, The Only Post-College Survival Guide You’ll Ever Need, which is published by Rodale Press. Her work has appeared in: The New York Times, USA Today, The Times of London, The Economist, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, Boston Common Magazine, Knowledge@Wharton, Kiplinger’s, and other publications.