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Forbes™ School of Business Professors to Serve as Mentors during Denver Startup Week
Faculty will share their expertise in areas of marketing, facilities planning, property management, and strategic development

DENVER, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Denver Startup Week takes place September 15-20, attendees will be able to participate in mentoring sessions with three faculty members from the ForbesTM School of Business at Ashford University. Participants will have an opportunity to sign up for 20-minute one-on-one meetings with the faculty mentors. All mentoring sessions will take place on the first floor of Ashford's Denver Online Center, located at 1515 Arapahoe Street in downtown Denver.  

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Ashford assistant professor Dr. Richard Leventhal will mentor participants on marketing. Dr. Leventhal has worked for several Fortune 500 corporations in upper management positions in both sales and marketing, and has extensive experience serving as a consultant to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He currently serves as managing editor for two global marketing journals.

Ashford assistant professor Dr. Brand Bowler will be sharing his expertise in facilities planning and property management. Dr. Bowler's experience prior to joining Ashford includes working in tax preparation and analysis, facilities planning, property management, and real estate.

Ashford assistant professor Dr. Karen Ivy will offer tips and advice on strategic development, program management, and technology transformation. Dr. Ivy's professional career encompasses more than 25 years in the business, technical, and leadership aspects of the aerospace, manufacturing, commercial consumer and office, health care, and information technology industries. She has principal expertise in strategic development and oversight, service delivery, program management, and technology transformation.

Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver. The week-long event is intended to unite the entrepreneurial community in Denver and celebrate the great companies, innovation, and ideas happening in Denver and the people and inspiration behind them. For additional information, visit

About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's online degree programs, while the Clinton, Iowa campus offers bachelor's programs. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit,,, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About Forbes Media
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes, Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe and ForbesLife magazines as well as and The Forbes brand today reaches more than 75 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 36 licensed local editions around the globe,, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges print storytelling with social sharing and the web. Forbes Media's brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements.

Contact: Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations
858.668.2580 ·

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