Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship
Innovation Lab - Lunch & Learn
The Kohler Center is pleased to bring successful entrepreneurs and business leaders to campus during the Spring of 2013.
Tuesday, April 16, Noon, in DS 269
Ann Harrington, co-founder, Ann’s Hope Foundation
Ann Harrington will discuss her work with Ann’s Hope Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to raise awareness of the dangers of melanoma cancer and to raise the level of research, early detection, and prevention efforts in the community. Her talk will focus on how she started a non-profit charitable organization and what challenges such an organization faces compared to the traditional entrepreneurial business venture.
Scott Buehrer, Vice President of Sales, Bionix
His talk, titled “What I have learned from working with 7 entrepreneurs that can help you become one,” focused on the knowledge he has gained about starting and successfully operating companies over his long career. Buehrer’s work with various companies and entrepreneurs is extensive, including 15 years of running the Sales Department for three manufacturers and 10 years with a New York Stock Exchange listed, multi-billion dollar, multi-nation company. The session guarantees to be a dynamic presentation of business experiences and insights that will benefit current and future entrepreneurs.
Anne Nowakowski, owner, Stefans Soccer
Marquette alumna and owner of Stefans Soccer, Anne Nowakowski discussed entrepreneurship through the topic of family business. In 1992, Nowakowski, with her husband Dan, took over the soccer retailer from her father, Stefan, who began the company in 1965 as a men’s apparel and tailoring shop. Nowakowski’s business perspective sheds light on growing up around a family business, the transition from one family member to another and the task of keeping a nearly 50 year old company innovative. Anne focused on challenges that sports businesses face in an ever-changing market, specifically niche industries like soccer.
Blake Brigman, founder, Bozeen Language
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