July 6, 2016
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Indiana Life Science Executive completes Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses entrepreneurship program
Pearl Pathways’ Diana Caldwell welcomed into elite alumni group of the Babson College Cohort of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business program
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – July 6, 2016 — Pearl Pathways is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Diana Caldwell recently completed an elite entrepreneurship training program in the Babson College Cohort of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business program. She is among 137 entrepreneurs who graduated in May 2016 representing 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The graduates of the program this spring completed the blended online and face-to-face program that delivers intensive practical entrepreneurship training from Babson’s business experts and peers, alongside educational teams who teach the 10,000 Small Businesses program at community colleges across the country.
“We’re proud of our graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. These entrepreneurs put forth incredible effort to complete this program and we are confident their efforts will continue in growing their businesses. We are excited to watch their many successes,” said Kerry Healey, President of Babson College.
Pearl’s President and CEO, Diana Caldwell shares “The 10,000 Small Business program offered training for entrepreneurs that I was able to immediately implement in the business, and allowed me to network and learn from impressive CEOs across the country. I would recommend this program to fellow CEO’s who want to take their company to the next stage.”
Babson has been partnering with Goldman Sachs and others on the 10,000 Small Businesses program since 2010, and has helped train over 200 faculty and staff who deliver the program. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.
Starting in March 2016, for 11 weeks, these small business owners connected with peers and worked together through practical business education delivered through a blend of online and in-person sessions.
“The program is designed to be highly participative, focusing on peer and experiential types of learning – just Babson’s style,” said Babson Professor Patricia Greene, National Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and 10,000 Women. “Babson is proud to see these business owners applying what they have learned to take their next steps in growing their revenues, creating jobs, and supporting our economy.”
About Pearl Pathways
Pearl Pathways is a comprehensive life science product development services company. Our experienced team is obsessed with expediting life science product development regulatory pathways. We have three business units to serve you:
Pearl IRB is a full service commercial Independent Review Board that provides human research IRB reviews, IRB exemptions and waivers, and also offers support for research protocol/ICF medical writing, site assessments, and monitoring services.
Pearl ReGXP is a regulatory and quality compliance consulting practice that provides regulatory filing guidance, conducts global health authority negotiations, develops/improves quality systems, and delivers GMP/GLP/GCP auditing services.
Pearl IDEAS provides strategic product development assistance, third party vendor selection and management strategies, due diligence services, and sales and marketing services for drug, biologic and device companies.
To learn more, please visit us at www.pearlpathways.com, call us at (317) 899 – 9341, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pearl Pathways is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is AAHRPP accredited and a WBENC certified woman owned business. For media inquiries, contact email@example.com.
About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth for small businesses. 10,000 Small Businesses is guided by an Advisory Council on which Babson President Kerry Healey serves and is co-chaired by Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein, Bloomberg L.P. founder, president and CEO, and 108th Mayor of the City of New York Michael R. Bloomberg, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City’s Dr. Michael Porter. The National Urban League and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are also represented on the Advisory Council, among other groups.
10,000 Small Businesses offers qualified business owners:
- Guidance in creating a customized growth plan that includes opportunity identification and feasibility analysis, financial management, leadership, negotiations, and marketing.
- One-on-one business counseling and a network of peer support from other small business owners, as well as leaders in the business world.
To apply for the 10,000 Small Businesses business and management education program, please visit www.10KSBapply.com.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.