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UofL College of Business series to focus on entrepreneurship

Star Parker will be the first speaker.
Star Parker will be the first speaker.

Three-part series

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2017) — The Spring Speaker Series at John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at the University of Louisville College of Business will consist of a three-part series on entrepreneurship.

The first speaker will be Star Parker, a national black business leader whose public policy think tank focuses on market-based solutions to fight poverty.

Parker, founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), will give a free, public talk, “USA Should Embrace, Not Over-regulate, Entrepreneurs,” on Feb. 9. CURE is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes an agenda of traditional values, limited government and free markets to help low-income Americans transition from government dependency to economic independence.

The speaker on March 9 will be Bob Luddy, founder-president of commercial kitchen ventilation manufacturer CaptiveAire Systems, whose topic will be “The Entrepreneur: Servant of the User.”

The final event on March 30 will be a panel discussion, “Investors & Entrepreneurs: Different Perspectives.” It will feature Christina Bechhold, co-founder and managing director of Empire Angels, an angel investment group, and Jennifer Williams, founder and CEO of stuffed pet replica maker Cuddle Clones and a graduate of UofL’s MBA program for entrepreneurs. The moderator will be UofL’s Suzanne Bergmeister, entrepreneur in residence and assistant director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business.

All events are free and will be at 4:30 p.m. in PNC Horn Auditorium in the college’s Harry Frazier Hall.

For more information, contact Donna Zinser Clark, 502-852-5612, or visit SchnatterCenter.org.