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
David Cabela, talking about his family taking their business from a Nebraska kitchen table to a global brand. Follwing the forum, a reception will be held in the 2nd floor conference room of Devlin Hall concluding at 4:30 p.m.


October 23 — "Start It, Grow It, Sell It: Three Perspectives on Serial Entrepreneurship"
Sam Moyers, WSU entrepreneurship instructor, will moderate a forum on serial entrepreneurship featuring Toby Rush, David Redfern and Trish Brasted. Reception will be held in the 2nd floor conference room of Devlin Hall following the forum.


November 13 — “Innovative Approaches to Benefit Society: A Discussion on Social Entrepreneurship”
Shelly Prichard, CEO of Wichita Community Foundation will moderate the forum. Panelist include Bob Lutz, founder of an inner city baseball program, League 42; Brian Black, the current Senior Manager for Corporate Public Affairs and Global Diversity for Spirit AeroSystems and the former President and CEO of Urban League of Kansas; and Yolanda Camaerna, President of the Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation and recently inducted into the Mid-America Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame for her charitable contributions to educational institutions and scholarship funds. Reception will be held in the lobby of Devlin Hall following the forum.

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 Nancy Kersenbrock, Assistant Director, at cfe@wichita.edu.