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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Host Stanley Kowalski III

The Western New England University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a presentation by Stanley Kowalski III, Chairman of the Board and Founder of FloDesign, Inc., on Tuesday, September 18, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Sleith Hall Auditorium. Kowalski will discuss the path he took to starting, running, and growing multiple business ventures, sharing lessons that he learned along the way and give pointers to those that are just starting out. The event is free and open to the public.


A 1992 graduate of the Western New England University College of Engineering, Kowalski is a serial entrepreneur and team builder. He founded FloDesign Wind Turbine, FloDesign Water Turbine, FloDesign Sonics, and SK3 Realty and is known for backing technologies that make a difference in the world. Kowalski prides himself on assembling a team of the top innovators from around the world, including approximately 30 Western New England University graduates. He was named Western New England Alumnus of the Year in 2010.

The Western New England University Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a resource for small business development in the Pioneer Valley region. Combining the resources of the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and the School of Law, the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship offers personal, professional assistance to entrepreneurs in the business startup stage, free of charge through the Small Business Clinic and numerous community outreach events. For more information about the Center or the speaker series, call 413-796-2030 or visit

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Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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