16th Annual Clarence E. Harris Entrepreneurial Forum

November 3, 2011

The 2011 Entrepreneurial Forum featured Jim Kennedy III, Kenco Group. Over 400 business students attended the event!

The Clarence E. Harris Entrepreneurial Forum is conducted every year by the Harris Chair to promote dialogue and interaction between students, faculty and entrepreneurs. Each year since 1996, a group of entrepreneurs is invited to campus for a half-day program. Participants both interact informally with students and faculty, and conduct a panel discussion. The breakfast kick-off session is designed to provide one-on-one interaction with the entrepreneur at breakfast.

After the breakfast, entrepreneurs participate in breakout panel discussions, with an overall theme and a moderator. This aspect of the program promotes a comparison in entrepreneurial perspectives and some lively discussion among the panelists. Students and faculty are welcome to ask questions and participate in the debate.

This year’s panel discussions focused on “Lamp Post: A Unique Incubator” featuring Ted Alling (Lamp Post, Access America Transport), Jack Studer (Lamp Post), Weston Wamp (Lamp Post, Wamp Strategy), Isaiah Smallman (Fancy Rhino), and Travis Truett (retickr) and “Growing Our Own: UTC Entrepreneurs” featuring Betsy Dougherty (Ellie's Fine Lingerie), Tony Kuka (National Credential and Solutions), Taylor Monen (Taco Mamacita, Urban Stack), and Libby Santin (Dynamic Displays & Graphics).