Entrepreneuship Speaker Series
The Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is an effort to enhance cross-campus awareness of entrepreneurship. The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship is working with all Colleges at K-State to bring entrepreneurial leaders to the campus to share their experiences and encourage students to consider entrepreneurship as a career option in their respective disciplines.
The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship helped to bring four entrepreneurial speaker sessions to K-State during the spring 2009 semester. The four sessions were:
Distinguished Entrepreneurship Lecturer
Dr. Donald F. Kuratko (Dr. K) is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship & Executive Director; at the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, The Kelley School of Business, Indiana University -Bloomington. Dr. Kuratko is considered a prominent scholar and national leader in the field of entrepreneurship authoring or co-authoring over 160 articles on aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate innovation in journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Small Business Management. Professor Kuratko has authored 24 books, including one of the leading entrepreneurship books in the world today, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice, 8th ed.
Creating the Entrepreneurial Campus for the 21 st Century
Dr. Kuratko shares his experiences and insights about what it takes for creating an entrepreneurial university. He uses his experiences at Indiana University to illustrate paths for integrating entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking across the University.
The Entrepreneurial Imperative
Why entrepreneurship? Why now? Dr. Kuratko talks about why today�s rough economic times necessitate entrepreneurial thinking and action. This talk will be aimed at students, faculty, and those from the community contemplating entrepreneurial action.
Intellectual Property: What Every Young Entrepreneur Should Know
(In Partnership with the College of Business Administration)
CBA 2009 Alumni Fellow is JULIE L. DAVIS, �78
Julie L. Davis has been selected to serve as the 2009 College of Business Administration (CBA) Alumni Fellow, the first woman alumna to receive this prestigious honor. As a part of her Alumni Fellow activities, Davis will make a presentation as an installment of the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the K-State Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship. Davis is a Principal at Davis & Hosfield Consulting LLC where she has been providing audit and financial consulting services to attorneys and corporate clients since 1978. During that time she has led the national intellectual property practices of two of the world�s largest accounting and consulting firms. Ms. Davis has worked on several hundred intellectual property cases during her career, conducting complex studies of damages and testifying in courts around the country. In addition to intellectual property disputes, Ms. Davis has assisted companies in developing intellectual property strategies and managing their intellectual property portfolios. Ms. Davis has authored numerous articles and speaks frequently on the topic of intellectual property. She is the co-author of �Edison in the Boardroom: How Leading Companies Realize Value from their Intellectual Assets.� The book has been widely praised by numerous Fortune 500 executives charged with implementing best practices in the area of IP management. She graduated in 1978, summa cum laude, from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Ms. Davis is licensed as a CPA in four states.
The Latest Trends in Healthcare and Foodservice: Secrets to Success
(In Partnership with the College of Human Ecology)
Don Miller is a nationally known speaker, author, and success coach, specializing in serving the food service industry. He is one of only five people in the nation to possess the unique combined credentials of Certified Executive Chef and Registered Dietitian.