Wabash Hosts Fourth Annual Entrepreneur Summit

by Richard Paige

March 1, 2014

If starting a business is on your mind, then the Wabash Entrepreneur Summit might be for you.

The fourth annual Entrepreneur Summit is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Wabash College Fine Arts Center. The goal of the summit is to grow entrepreneurial energy and connections at Wabash, Crawfordsville and the entire Central Indiana community.

“The Summit is a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs as well as seasoned entrepreneurs to make impactful connections and learn best practices,” said Scott Crawford, director of the Schroeder Center for Career Development.

Tom Holton '92 (left), Ivan Neshkov '15 (right) and Tiger Zhou '16 at the 2013 Entrepreneur Summit.The morning program features three keynote speakers: Greg Nance of ChaseFuture and Moneythink, an admissions consulting platform and a movement to improve the U.S economic health through financial education; Matt Hunckler of Verge, a community of Indiana technology entrepreneurs, software developers, and business investors; and David Weglarz ’03, owner of StiIL 630, a distillery based in St. Louis.

Afternoon breakout sessions include Marty Brown '06, Aviary, a photo app based in New York, N.Y.; Cathy Langlois, Launch Fishers, Indianapolis, Ind.; Ian Starnes '11, Bird Dog Bay, Chicago, Ill.; Kevin Hitchen, Localstake, a crowdfunding platform for small business and real estate developers, Indianapolis, Steve Badger '87, Badger Law Office, Indianapolis; Michael Cullen, Cross-Alliance, an organization that equips others with strategies to foster commitment and optimize potential based in Crawfordsville, Ind.; Chad Peterman '09, BEAST Performance, a sports training facility in Indianapolis; and Willie Matis '09, Millennial Chat, a platform to facilitate dialogue between Millennials and other demographics based in Indianapolis.

The program is free and open to students, alumni, community leaders, faculty/staff and regional entrepreneurs. Breakfast, lunch and breaks are provided.

Space is limited to the first 325 respondents. Interested attendees should RSVP by March 10 by clicking here.

Please contact the Schroeder Center For Career Development with any questions at (765) 361-6414.


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