The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is sponsoring 2013 Entrepreneurship Days
April 15 – 17.

We have invited local entrepreneurs to come and speak about their businesses.

Monday, April 15 – 7:00 pm – Common Room

Mary-Kate Martin—Hosea’s Heart

Teacher and social entrepreneur, Mary-Kate founded “Hosea’s Heart”, a non-profit organization.  The aim is to build a home in Swaziland, Africa, to allow young girls to continue their education.  Mary-Kate is a high school teacher in La Crescent, Minnesota.

Co-sponsored by ASCD and Education Club

Tuesday, April 17 – 7:00 pm (Two Speakers) Common Room

Jeff Van Fossen—CodaBow

Founder and CEO of CodaBow, a composite plastics company and pioneers of instrumental carbon fiber technology.  CodaBow markets products nationally and internationally.  Since the beginning, the CodaBow dream has been to unite the time-honored traditions of bow making with the future of advanced materials to pioneer a family of bows unsurpassed in their performance and uncompromising in their beauty.

Todd and Laura Roessler—Elmaro Winery

Entrepreneurs in the growing Wisconsin and Minnesota winery industry they operate the Elmaro Winery.  It is a family business operating a vineyard, a winery, and a bottling business.  They offer exciting and fun-filled events at the winery to promote their product and industry.

Co-sponsored by the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Wednesday, April 17 – 7:00 pm – Salvi Lecture Hall – Saint Mary’s Hall, Room 332

Karla Bloem—Houston Nature Center

Director of the Houston Nature Center, in Houston, Minnesota, Karla is the founder, a naturalist and an educator.  She has blended her love of owls to create the Nature Center and an annual International Owl Festival.  People come from across the country and around the world to attend and present interesting information about owls.  Another true social entrepreneur, she has worked with others to create the center.  Karla will be accompanied by her owl, Iris.

Co-sponsored by the Biology Club

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