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Marc Kramer is the former Executive-in-Residence at Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business working with family businesses and president of Kramer Communications, a marketing communications firms and is the executive director of the Private Investors Forum, which runs the Angel Venture Fair, bringing together the largest gathering of Angel Investors and entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic region. As Executive Director of the Private Investor’s Forum, Marc has worked with almost over 1000 companies from all over the world making introductions to Angel investors all over the US.
Marc was on the cover of Profit magazine along being featured in Inc, Entrepreneur Magazine and other publications for starting the country’s formally organized investor angel’s network, the Pennsylvania Private Group. The Wall Street Journal selected Marc to be one of their main speakers on early stage investing at their national conference in Atlanta in 1994.
He was project faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Global Consulting Practicum and Executive Education an adjunct professor at Drexel University, adjunct professor at Temple University, mentor faculty at the National University of Singapore, and a professional speaker and lectures on topics such as Family Business, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Innovation.
Marc, who has been writing on angel investing and entrepreneurship for 30 years as a national columnist for the American City Business Journal chain and columnist for SmartCEO magazine, has written for Forbes.com and TheStreet.com, the world’s top online service for money managers, company leaders and individuals that manage their own money and was a columnist for Philadelphia’s third largest daily The Bulletin. Marc also provides a one-minute entrepreneurial commentary for KYW News in Philadelphia.
· "Power Networking", published by NTC Publishing in 1997, a division of McGraw Hill, was a Success magazine, NBIA Book Club, Human Resource Book Club and Right Management (largest outplacement firm in the world) selection.
· "Small Business Turnaround", published by Adams Media in 1999, was named one of the 30 Best Business Books in 2000 by Executive Book Summaries.
· "Financing & Building an E-Commerce Venture" published by Prentice Hall in 2001, was an Ingram, NBAI Book Club and California CEO magazine selection.Two leading regional business publications, Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal and the Times Herald, have contracted Marc to write a monthly business column on Internet and small business.
· “Web Sites Built to Last” published by Adams Media, released 2002.
· “Consulting” published by Entrepreneur, released 2003.
Marc has received such awards as the Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, American Electronics Association Spirit of America Award and was three years in a row named one of the Top Five Business Leaders Under Age 40 in Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia Jaycees and won the Small Business Journalist of the Year by the Center City Proprietors Association of Philadelphia in 2006.
Marc is a former trustee of Cheyney University, the oldest African American University in the U.S. and was on the board of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Philadelphia and the Technology Resource Alliance. Marc has a Master’s in Management from Penn State University and a BS in journalism from West Virginia University.
David Lipson, president/CEO of Philadelphia Media, which has publications in Boston and Philadelphia magazines, talks about growing up and taking over a family business.