LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2019) — The University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) and the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center, both housed in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, will host a special, half-day event Wednesday, April 24, examining the relationships between startup companies and long-established businesses.
Author Dave Knox will discuss his book, “Predicting the Turn — The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips.” The event will also include a panel discussion based on concepts set forth in Knox’s book with the following business leaders, entrepreneurs and thought leaders:
- Wells Bullard, CEO of Bullard;
- Jon Bostock, former president of Big Ass Fans and founder of Truman’s;
- David Hasler, Gatton alumnus, former CFO of Fazzoli's Restaurant chain and former senior director of global treasury for Walmart;
- Tim Rowland, founder/CEO of Badger Technologies; and
- Drura Parrish, president of Xometry Supplies.
Dave Knox will be available to sign his book following the event.
This event is open to the region-wide business community, entrepreneurs, investors and the UK campus community.
Registration, which includes a breakfast buffet and a copy of Knox's book, is $100. Seating is limited.
Click here to register.
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