Entrepreneurship Forum

Entrepreneurship Forum is a monthly series hosted by Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business to bring stories of entrepreneurial success to the greater Kalamazoo community. This series is devoted to entrepreneurs and unique stories of start-up success.

Please join us for any or all events. Contact Alyssa Gapske to request information or RSVP at (269) 387-6059 or wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.; presentations start at 8 a.m. If you know an entrepreneur who we should consider for our series, please contact Stacey Markin.

Speakers 2015-16

September 11: Jeb Gast, president, Fido Motors | Watch this presentation

October 2: Tim Suprise, founder, Arcadia Ales

November 13: Garrick Pohl, co-founder and CEO, Zipments

December 11: Ben Martin, owner, Soil Friends

January 15: Ryan Vaughn, co-founder, Varsity News Network

February 12: TBD

March 18: Steve Laham, co-owner, Chocolates by Grimaldi (email Steve Laham)

April 15: TBD

Speakers 2014-15

September 12: Ryan Preisner, co-founder and CEO, and Ryan Roff, marketing and creative director, BoldSOCKS Watch this presentation

October 17: Cynthia Kay, owner and president, Cynthia Kay and Company Watch this presentation

November 14: Norm Braksick, Foods Resource Bank Watch this presentation

December 5: Matt and Rene Greff, co-founders, Arbor Brewing Company Watch this presentation

January 16: Dan Bowen, founder, Dempsey Ventures

February 20: Jim Lyon, managing director, Separation Solutions | Watch this presentation

March 20: Daniel Jefferies, founder, Newmind Group | Watch this presentation

April 10: Christy Malone, founder, Smart Bottoms | Watch this presentation

Speakers 2013-14

September 13: Ernie Pang, founder, Simply Eight | Watch this presentation

October 4: Andrew and Kathleen Widner, owners, The Spirit of Kalamazoo | Watch this presentation

November 8: Joel Mueller, founder, MacUpdate | Watch this presentation

December 6: Matthew Moersch, winemaker/distiller, Entente Spirits

January 10: Dale Anderson, owner, Confections with Convictions | Watch this presentation

February 14: Robert Kennedy, chief scientific officer, Vestaron | Watch this presentation

March 14: Amy Proos, owner and CEO, Proos Manufacturing | Watch this presentation

April 11: Kevin Brozovich, president and chief people officer, HRM Innovations, LLC | Watch this presentation

Speakers 2012-13

October 19: Jen Randall, president, Maestro | Watch this presentation

November 9: Dr. Robert Gadwood, president and chief scientific officer, Kalexsyn Inc. | Watch this presentation

December 14: Patti Reinholt and Susan Terranella-Hoffman, co-founders, Cakes Boutique | Watch this presentation

January 11: Bridget Lorenz Lemberg, founder and lab director of Forensic Fluids Laboratories | Watch this presentation

February 8: Rick DeKam, principal and director of asset management, Midwest Realty Group | Watch this presentation

March 8: Bridget Blough, owner, Organic Gypsy | Watch this presentation

April 12: Ed Bernard, CEO, Bermo Enterprises | Watch this presentation

May 10: Matt Mace, CEO and co-founder, BlueGranite | Watch this presentation