The Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Speaker Series provides students with the opportunity to have a presentation with an entrepreneur. Students this year had the opportunity to attend a Speaker Series at the Ferris Wheel, where David Ollila spoke about innovation.
LUNCH WITH ENTREPRENEURS
April 16 - Nicholas Kristock
Nicholas Kristock lives his life by a code: Build. Empower. Serve.
He is a former international soccer player turned serial entrepreneur and servant leader, and he has found his fit in the social impact world by building businesses that solve problems.
In 2015, Nicholas founded Fleece & Thank You (still serves as the Executive Director), an innovative 501(c)3 organization that provides psychosocial support and programs to children in the hospital.
In 2016, he founded the startup company Empathy 313, which makes technology solutions for social impact organizations, in 2018, he founded Crate of Good, a social impact subscription box, and in 2019 he founded Flockets.com, an apparel site that funds microloans for families with a child battling cancer.
Something interesting about Nicholas is that he has lived homeless for a week in Sydney, Australia as a member of the startup team for Orange Sky Laundry, the world’s first mobile laundry service for the homeless.
April 9 - Linda Belford
Come get lunch and listen to a short presentation from Linda Belford. We will also have a Q&A session and networking after lunch at 1:45pm. OPEN TO ALL! Of special appeal to students
interested in childhood education, health care, fine arts, or being a franchise consulant. Linda Belford can help you turn that passion into a lucrative and low risk company.
April 2 - Phil Hagerman & David Ollila at 100K Ideas
interested in entrepreneurship, inventing, real estate and/or revitalizing Flint.
Sign up: go.umflint.edu/100kIdeas
When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 12:30-1:45pm
Where: Ferris Wheel building. 615 Saginaw Street. 1st floor, 100K Ideas.
About Phil Hagerman, RPH Founder & co-owner:
Phil founded the Hagerman Foundation, which is dedicated to helping Flint thrive. Phil also established Skypoint Ventures, a business that invests in real estate and other companies to positively impact the community. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Diplomat Pharmacy, the largest independent specialty pharmacy in the US!
About David Ollia, President & Chief Innovation Officer:
David is the Chief Innovation Officer of Skypoint Ventures. A serial innovator, he holds 12 patents on everything from sporting goods to wearable technology. He has also developed an award-winning innovation hub that attracts talent within Michigan and beyond. As former founding Director of Invent@NMU, he has also helped dozens of aspiring inventors get their ideas to market.
Direct questions to email@example.com.
March 26 - Gino Wickman
Come get lunch and listen to a short presentation from Gino Wickman, a consultant, trainer, and author! We will also have a Q&A session and networking after lunch at 1:45pm. OPEN TO ALL! Of special appeal to students interested in entrepreneurship, publishing a book, or more efficient ways to manage companies.
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 12:30-1:45pm
Where: Riverfront second floor Room 2317
Email questions to the Hagerman Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino Wickman is the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?
Gino helps entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses. Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness. He has assisted more than 60,000 companies implement EOS with the aid of an international team of over 250 people.
With the success of EOS Worldwide and a strong leadership in place running the company, Gino is now devoting energy toward helping young visionary entrepreneurs-in-the- making get a jump-start on their purpose.
March 12 - Tina Nies
LUNCH WITH AN ENTREPRENEUR
WITH Tina Nies
When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 12:30-1:45pm
Where: RF 2325
Come get lunch and listen to a short presentation by Tina Nies, an author, coach, and speaker. We will also have a Q&A session and networking at 1:45pm. Her presentation will focus on implementing programs using the psychology of happiness. Her programs encourage people to say yes to choices, including career choices, that lead them to their deepest desires and true contentment. All students are welcomed to attend!
All students are welcomed to attend!
Email questions to Mark Simon, email@example.com.