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UMD Entrepreneurship Conference 2017

Tue, Oct 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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The third annual UMD Entrepreneurship Conference brings together Twin Ports students, educators, entrepreneurs and innovators for a one-day event. Conference goers will hear from national, local and regional entrepreneurs. The UMD Conference is student run and is an initiative of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics.

Registration is required for everyone attending and spots are limited. Students may attend for free with a valid college I.D, but they must register online. An up-to-date schedule, speaker information and registration are available at umdconference.com

This year’s speakers include Chris Swanson, CEO of PureDriven and mayor of Two Harbors; Shelly DeMotte Kramer, CEO and founder of V3Broadsuite and founder and principal analyst of Futurm; George Goldfarb, president and CEO of Maurices; and Chad Allen Tafs Sr., founder and CEO of Total Pro Flooring. There will also be a Company Culture Panel including Karine Woodman, owner of 24hr Bookkeeper, and Luke Riordan, founder and CEO of DAYTA Marketing.

In addition, two professional workshops will be given during the conference. The workshops will be led by Kartina Pierson, co-founder and principal of Vela Strategy, and Jamie Sundsbak, community manager of Collider Coworking.

About the Entrepreneurship Conference

The UMD Entrepreneurship Conference started in 2015 based on an idea from UMD LSBE Dean Amy Hietapelto. The conference is completely student run, with the help of Nicole Wilde, Instructor in LSBE’s Department of Marketing.

Brandon Colucci, a senior at LSBE majoring in Marketing Analytics and Andrew Achter, a senior at LSBE majoring in Marketing and Graphic Design, are this year’s conference directors.


Tue, Oct 17
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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UMD Kirby Ballroom
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 United States