College to Host Entrepreneur Summit

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Wabash College will hold its fourth annual Entrepreneur Summit next month in Crawfordsville. Speakers will include Verge founder Matt Hunckler and Indianapolis-based Localstake co-founder Kevin Hitchen.

February 26, 2014

News Release

Crawfordsville, Ind. -- If starting a business is on your mind, then the Wabash Entrepreneur Summit might be for you.

The fourth annual Entrepreneur Summit is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Wabash College Fine Arts Center. The goal of the summit is to grow entrepreneurial energy and connections at Wabash, Crawfordsville and the entire Central Indiana community.

"The Summit is a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs as well as seasoned entrepreneurs to make impactful connections and learn best practices," said Scott Crawford, director of the Schroeder Center for Career Development.

The morning program features three keynote speakers: Greg Nance of ChaseFuture and Moneythink, an admissions consulting platform and a movement to improve the U.S economic health through financial education; Matt Hunckler of Verge, a community of Indiana technology entrepreneurs, software developers, and business investors; and David Weglarz '03, owner of StiIL 630, a distillery based in St. Louis.

Afternoon breakout sessions include Marty Brown '06 of Lolly Wolly Doodle, a web-based clothing store; Kevin Hitchen of Localstake, a crowdfunding platform for small businesses and real estate developers; Steve Badger '87, an Indianapolis attorney; Michael Cullen of Cross-Alliance, an organization that equips organizations and individuals with strategies to foster commitment and optimize potential; Chad Peterman '09 of BEAST Performance, a sports training facility in Indianapolis; Willie Matis '09 of Millennial Chat, a platform to facilitate dialogue between Millennials and other demographics; and Keith Veal '92 owner of Sustainable Solutions.

The program is free and open to students, alumni, community leaders, faculty/staff and regional entrepreneurs. Breakfast, lunch and breaks are provided.

Space is limited to the first 325 respondents. Interested attendees should RSVP by March 10 at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/wabash-college-schroeder-center-for-career-development-6036814957?s=21993781.

Source: Wabash College