Meritrust Entrepreneurship Forum Series Fall 2014

The forums will be held Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. in Devlin Hall room 107.

All forums are free and open to the public.

September 25 — “From Kitchen Table to Global Brand: The Cabela’s Story.”

Author David Cabela will talk about his family taking their business from a conversation around the family table to a leading company in outdoors retailing.


October 23 — "Serial Entrepreneurship"
Sam Moyers, WSU entrepreneurship instructor, will moderate a forum on serial entrepreneurship. Toby Rush, CEO and founder of EyeVerify, will be one of the panelists.


November 13 — “Social Entrepreneurship”
Moderated by Shelly Prichard, CEO of Wichita Community Foundation, this forum will focus on social entrepreneurship. Wichita Eagle sports columnist Bob Lutz, who founded an inner city baseball program, League 42, will be one of the panelists.

The slideshow below features pictures from Spring 2014 forums.

The Entrepreneurship Forum Series, presented by Meritrust Credit Union and the Center for Entrepreneurship, is a free series dedicated to providing community members and students insights into entrepreneurship through presentations by and panels of local and national entrepreneurs. Previous speakers include Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr., from Helzberg Diamonds and the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program; Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops; George Laham, president of Laham Development; and Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker in an upcoming event, please contact Lou Heldman, Interim Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, at lou.heldman@wichita.edu.