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.



Scott Redler, COO and Co-Founder of Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Jason Ingermanson, largest franchisee of Freddy's and Founder of Moca's - Watch the video of this great event


Elizabeth Demas, Founder and Owner of the Kansas City Avon stores, Alicia Herald, Creator of myEDmatch, and Brittain Kovac, co-leader at the Kansas Startup Village and Chief Nomad at Hostel KC - Watch the video of this great event
Robert "Bob" Schmidt, Founder of Eagle Communications, Inc. and Gary Shorman, President and CEO of Eagle Communications, Inc.


Bill Robbins and Monty Robbins, Farmers Bank

Mike Farmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Leap2 and Joseph (Joe) Galante, Member of the Enterprise Customers and Technology Partnerships team at Square, Inc.
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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