GRATITUDE AND COURAGE: ACCESSING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET THROUGH MENTORSHIP

Laurie Burns McRobbie
Jane Martin
Ellie Symes
Danielle McDowell
07 Nov 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Room 136-137

GRATITUDE AND COURAGE: ACCESSING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET THROUGH MENTORSHIP

Entrepreneurship is not a solo journey, it’s a mosaic of relationships. This session will combine the perspectives of three individuals who have experienced how gratitude and courage define successful entrepreneurship and lie at the heart of effective mentorship. Panelists include a recent college graduate who is leading a team to change the pollination industry in a way that is better for the bees and the environment, a retired venture capitalist who focuses on philanthropy and social venture capital investments, and an entrepreneur who sold a young startup to a mega company and continues to foster growth in the regional entrepreneur community. Bring your questions and your ideas to what will be an invigorating conversation for everyone in the room!

MODERATOR: Laurie Burns McRobbie: IU’s 18th First Lady, championing the philanthropic spirit among IU’s alumni with a particular focus on the growing importance of women’s philanthropy

SPEAKERS: Ellie Symes: CEO of The Bee Corp, Jane Martin: CFA and retired Venture Capitalist, and Danielle McDowell: Executive Director – The Speak Easy

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