Entrepreneur Direct

Entrepreneur Direct is a speaker series that features a successful entrepreneur in an informal setting accessible to students, faculty, and the public. The program is intended to connect students with successful entrepreneurs who have stories and advice to share. A faculty/student panel asks questions about entrepreneurship and encourage questions and interaction with the audience.



Bill Robbins and Monty Robbins, Farmers Bank.
Dylan Bathurst, Founder of rumgr and Tammy McClellan, Founder of Simply Charmed.


Skip Yowell – Co-founder of JanSport. Author of The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder and Other Mountains.


John Courtin – Vice President Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri, President, CEO, Friends of Acadia.
Jack DeBoer – Founder of Value Place, Residence Inns, Summerfield Suites, Candlewood Suites, and other businesses. Author of Risk Only Money.

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