Upcoming Events

19
Jan

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Brady Murray

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speaker is Brady Murray, who is the current President of Capstone Partners - Utah and has been since 2013. Beyond that, he also founded Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS), a nonprofit dedicated to helping orphaned children who have Down Syndrome find loving homes.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
26
Jan

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Tessa White

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speaker is Tessa White, who is the founder of The Job Doctor, a practice dedicated to helping individuals increase their promotability and work success. She is a former Fortune 50 executive, a 20-year expert in human resources, has been named by Disruptors magazine as one of the Top Female Entrepreneurs to watch in 2021, and by USA Today as one of the top speakers to watch in 2022. She is frequently found in the Wall Street Journal, and CNN Business and her book on finding workplace satisfaction will be published by Harper Collins in 2022.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
02
Feb

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Andrew Daines

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speaker is Andrew Daines, who in 2019 Andrew launched Chassie, which designs, makes, and sells artistic furniture out of an 8,000 sq. ft. facility in the Bronx. As the world of work evolves, Chassie focuses on home and office desks that meet the new needs of a flexible workforce. After just two years Chassie has designed and built its unique style of furniture for hundreds of consumers and companies from Adobe to Warby Parker to Google.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
09
Feb

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Joel Clark

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speaker is Joel Clark. Joel’s story is a study in perseverance. When his brother Jon handed operations of Kodiak Cakes over to him in 1997, Joel was a 23-year-old economics major attending the University of Utah. Over the next 12 years, Joel juggled side jobs, earned an MBA from Oxford University, and still found time to make Kodiak Cakes a success.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
16
Feb

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Adam Morgan

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speaker is Adam Morgan, who is an Executive Creative Director at Adobe with 26 years of experience in creativity, strategy, and storytelling. In 2020, AdWeek named him one of the “Creative 100”—the top inspiring creative minds in marketing, media, and culture—in the world. Before Adobe, Adam was a creative director at several international ad agencies, delivering award-winning advertising campaigns. He was named a 40 under 40 Business Leader by Utah Business Magazine and Utah Ad Professional of the Year in 2014. He’s one of the few creative leaders to have a master’s degree in marketing strategy from Northwestern.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
23
Feb

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Mark and Spencer Young

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speakers are Mark Young and Speaker Young.

Mark Young spent 30 years owning and operating McDonald’s restaurants as a franchisee. During this time, he owned 6 of the highest volume McDonald’s in the western region, including the Park City McDonald’s featured on the Jay Leno show during the SLC 2002 Winter Olympics.

Spencer Young, son of Mark and Sue Young, grew up working in his father’s McDonald's. After graduating with a business degree from Dixie State University where he played football, Spencer found the Culver’s brand and fell in love. In 2015, Spencer opened the Orem, UT Culver’s, and a few years later followed with the St. George, UT and Logan, UT Culver’s.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
02
Mar

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Allsion DeBona

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speaker is Allison DeBona, who is the owner and Artistic Director of artEmotion. She is also a First Soloist with Ballet West and has been with the company since 2007.Allison has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ballet from Indiana Universi- ty, Bloomington, where she trained under former New York City ballet acclaimed Principal Ballerina, Violette Verdy. Additional training includes American Ballet Theatre’s New York Summer Intensive and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate program. She grew up under the artistic direction of Jean Gedeon at Pittsburgh Youth Ballet and Debbie Parou at the former Parou Ballet Company.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
16
Mar

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Colby & McKenzie Bauer

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speakers are Colby and McKenzie Bauer, who are the co-founders of Thread®, a functional and expressive ‘carry’ accessory brand. They founded Thread after getting married and moving to Hawaii in 2015. Thread has grown rapidly and in 2019 was ranked #104 in the list of fastest growing companies in the US by INC. 5000, and listed again in 2020 as #442.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
23
Mar

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Bibhu Mohapatra

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speaker is Bibhu Mohapatra, who served as the design director for J.Mendel, then in 2008 launched his eponymous label. After just a few years, his signature dresses and sharply cut jackets became collector’s pieces, drawing the attention and support of powerhouses such as Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, and former first lady Michelle Obama. In January 2010, Bibhu was a finalist for the Women’s Apparel Rising Star Award presented by the Fashion Group International. In May 2010 he received the Young Innovator Award from the National Arts Club and in June 2010 he became a member of the council of Fashion Designers of America. In January 2011, Bibhu received the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
30
Mar

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Shark Tank Night

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week we will be holding our annual “Shark Tank Night”. A panel of 5 “sharks” will be judging students as they pitch their business ideas and the sharks will be awarding prize money to the businesses they deem to have the most potential.

The panel of 5 sharks will consist of:
Steve Peterson: General Partner and Portfolio Manager of Millrock Capital and Millrock Development
Dan Clark: Founder and CEO of Dan Clark and Associates
Jane Day: Partner at Strategic Leadership Partners
Peter Foss: Leadership and Management Consultant at Strategic Leadership Partners
Paul Woodland: Former CFO at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc. and Former President and CEO of Hooked on Phonics

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium |
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