MVC Prepares for 13th Annual Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

April 4, 2019
Missouri Valley College

The 13th annual Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship at Missouri Valley College will take place April 8-10 in the Bacon Conference Center inside the Malcolm Center. The 2019 Institute is sponsored by Wood & Huston Bank.

This year’s speakers include: R. David Hemme, managing partner, Hemme Brothers Creamery; Amy Choyne, chief marketing officer, United States Tennis Association; Nathan Todd, chief operations officer, Bleu Events and partner, Pressed; Eric Aufricht, mobility platform manager, Daimler Mobility Solutions; David Friesen, owner, Betty Rae’s Ice Cream; Van Hawxby, co-owner, Dogmaster Distillers; Ellen Lance ‘98, co-owner, Common Good Natural Living; Wynand Bodewes, associate professor of entrepreneurship, Maastricht School of Management; and Shane Hall ‘06, regional manager, AMP Smart.

“We are excited about this year’s lineup of speakers,” said Larry Stockman, Institute director. “We have a great group of professionals that will provide our students and guests with a wealth of insight into the business world.”

The Maastricht Institute is named after the city of Maastricht, the Netherlands, and is an outgrowth of experiences and friendships among residents of Maastricht and several cities in the United States.

The goal of the Maastricht Institute is to foster an atmosphere of receptiveness and creativity toward comparative entrepreneurial processes. The Institute compares and contrasts the entrepreneurial business environment within the United States with that of other countries, highlighting domestic and international philosophies.

The Institute’s format includes lectures, seminars and round-table discussions.

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