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1987 graduate to be honored at Westminster Entrepreneurship Center Symposium

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Westminster College graduate Curtis Sprouse ’87, founder, president and CEO of the behavioral science company EurekaConnect, will be presented with the Westminster College Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2024 Westminster Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Prior to the award ceremony, this year’s symposium will kick off with a networking session for WEC students, business leaders, mentors, faculty and guests. A panelist discussion highlighting women entrepreneurs will follow and feature Anne Lopez, founder, CEO and creative director of Anne Lopez Consulting Firm; Catherine Mott, founder and manager of Blue Tree Venture Group and BTVC; and Kara Wasser, founder and CEO of OhanaLink Technologies.

Following the presentation of the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the day will conclude with the Westminster School of Business scholarship and awards ceremony.

“The Westminster Entrepreneurship Symposium is a great way for WEC students to gain real-world practical application and understanding of what the business world looks like,” said Eric Gaber, lecturer of business and the Scheller-Edwards Entrepreneur in Residence.

Sprouse, who earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Westminster in 1987, founded EurekaConnect in 2008. He developed the proprietary EurekaConnect Behavioral Dynamics (ECBD) program that assesses individuals, teams and organizations to objectively and measurably impact efficiency and effectiveness.

In 2017 he co-founded the Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship with leading scientists, academics and investors from around the world. The program has been adopted by top academic and healthcare delivery institutions and Fortune 100 biomedical corporations.   

Curtis is also the co-founder of Boston Market Strategies Inc., an international healthcare consulting firm developing third-party payer strategy and clinical trial process efficiency models for Fortune 100 biomedical companies and top academic medical centers.

He co-authored the book “Drug Formularies and the Pharmaceutical Industry,” which was the foundation for industry strategy on price optimization and navigating the managed care market.

He has also taught graduate-level programs at the Drexel School of Medicine and serves as an adviser to dozens of academic institutions, biomedical companies and venture firms. Curtis is on the board of directors for 48Hour Discovery as well as a partner at Formation Venture Engineering. He provides guest lectures and conducts training programs in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

The WEC is located in Westminster’s School of Business and offers students the opportunity to be exposed to concept creation, innovation of ideas and business ownership strategies. The WEC provides spaces and resources for student entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into new enterprises. Through entrepreneurial exposures, leadership collaboration, entrepreneurial engagements, competitions and events, students are exposed to real world practical experiences.

The School of Business established the Westminster College Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014. For more information, please contact Gaber at 724-946-7161 or