Entrepreneurship Week 2014
Entrepreneurship Week at The W. A. Franke College of Business will be held Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 10, 2014. We will host a variety of entrepreneurs who will speak with students in both large and small group settings, in classrooms, and in panel discussions. Some of the topics to be included are:
- They Did It and So Can You
- On the Way to Becoming An Entrepreneur
- Never Say Die– Using Failure As Your Motivation
- Marketing Yourself
“This event seems to be taking on a life of its own.”
–Dr. Craig Van Slyke
Dean, The W. A. Franke College of Business
Monday, October 6
CANCELLED 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Gardner Auditorium) – Opening Program: The Nobility of Entrepreneurship with Anchor Entrepreneur, Michael T. Jones, Chief Technical Advocate for Google
4:00 p.m. – 5: 00 p.m. (Gardner Auditorium) – Never Say Die – Using Failure as Your Motivation: Robert Anderson, CEO of Prisma, an Arizona all-inclusive commercial print and marketing solutions provider [bio HERE]
Tuesday, October 7
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Gardner Auditorium) – On the Way to Becoming an Entrepreneur – Anchor Entrepreneur, Tevis Howard, Founder of Komaza, a social enterprise that develops economic opportunities for smallholder farmers living in East Africa’s unfertile and drought-prone regions.
Wednesday, October 8
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (FCB Room 445/Seating Capacity of 72)
If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen – Panel Discussion moderated by SHRM Executive Director, Dr. Wanda Costen. Panelists: Mike Konefal, owner of Rising Hy; David Ledbetter, owner of NiMarco’s Pizza; Jamie Thousand, owner of Satchmo’s and owner and founder of Grand Canyon Spice Company; and Paul Moir, owner of Brix, Criollo, and Proper Meats and Provisions
Thursday, October 9
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Gardner Auditorium) – Marketing Yourself – Anchor Entrepreneur, Alan Lobock, regarded as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor best know for co-founding SkyMall, Inc.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Gardner Auditorium) – Elevator Pitch Competition, judged by Alan Lobock
Friday, October 10
Igniting the Entrepreneur Within
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Gardner Auditorium) Closing Program – Anchor Entrepreneur, Martin Casado, Co-founder and CTO at Nicira Networks, Inc., a company that develops Network Hypervisor, a solution that transforms data center networks.
CANCELLED 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon (Gardner Auditorium) Anchor Entrepreneur, Tom Smith, Co-Founder of Taser International, Inc., a global provider of safety technologies that protect life, prevent conflict, and resolve disputes.
1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Gardner Auditorium) Anchor Entrepreneur, Peter Mann, CEO of Oransi, a manufacturer of industrial grade air filtration products
Brief Bios for our Entrepreneurs
Robert Anderson, CEO, Prisma
Martin Casado, Sr. VP, VMware’s networking and security business unit
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