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RETAIL CONNECT: Entrepreneurship

Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Entrepreneurship: Risk and Growth in a Global Economy
Thursday, October 26, 2017
5 PM Registration/Reception, 6 PM Program 
8:20-8:45 PM Small Business Revolution – Main Street Episode 6
McNamara Alumni Center | TICKETS Free, registration required 

Entrepreneurship has its risks and rewards, and the complexities of operating in a global marketplace have the potential to magnify both. If you’ve ever thought of starting your own business or are simply curious about what it takes to make it in today’s marketplace, you won’t want to miss this engaging discussion featuring the inspiring founders of three Minnesota-based start-ups. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, Q&A, optional screening of Small Business Revolution – Main Street Episode 6 featuring clothing boutique Polka Dot Parlor, and time to network with industry pros and students. 

• Amanda K. Brinkman (opening speaker/moderator), Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Deluxe, and creator/host of Small Business Revolution – Main Street
• Dale Nitschke (MBA ’97), Founder/CEO, Ovative/group
• Ben VandenWymelenberg (BS ’12 Architecture), Founder/CEO, Woodchuck
• Wesley Uthus (BS ’08 Apparel Design) and Michele Henry, Co-founders Primp Boutique

Questions?  Lori Mollberg,

Presented by the UMN Retail Merchandising Program and Advisory Board with Design Alumni Relations thanks to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:  Décor
Bronze Sponsors: Best Buy, Kohl’s, 
Merchology, Urban Outfitters, and Design Student and Alumni Board with additional support from Deluxe.

Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center

  • 200 SE Oak St
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
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