Talk on entrepreneurship to kick off competition

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Tony Woodlief, vice president of Koch Industries' Market-Based Management Institute, will give a talk on "Principled Entrepreneurship" at 11 a.m. on Sept. 23.

The talk is free and open to the public in the Wall Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University.

Woodlief's presentation will kick off the CCU Business Plan Competition, a student competition focusing on and developing the idea of principled entrepreneurship for long-term success in business and society.

The competition is supported by a grant from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, an organization started by Charles Koch, owner of Koch Industries and author of "The Science of Success – How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company."

Before joining the Institute, Woodlief was president of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, an organization focused on economic research, education and outreach.

Later, he served as vice president for Education Projects at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, where he worked with university research centers focused on economics, entrepreneurship and social change.

Woodlief's articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The London Times. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.

For more information on the talk or competition, contact Rob Salvino, assistant professor of economics, at 843-347-2719 or