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LU Quick Pitch Competition

LU Quick Pitch Competition

November 29, 2023 - Lindenwood students from Dr. Karolina Schnieder's Intro to Business class participated in a Quick Pitch competition where they demonstrated their competencies with a portion of the LEANSTACK Business Model Design. Center director, Jim Mosquera served as guest lecturer in the class to prepare the students for the event.

DCE Awarded MTC Regional Node Grant

DCE Awarded MTC Regional Node Grant

November 13, 2023 - Pleased to announce that our Center is a recipient of Missouri Technology Corporation's Regional Node Planning Grant. The goal of the grant is to assist entrepreneurial support organizations throughout Missouri in collaborating and leveraging their assets to effectively support innovation and entrepreneurship through coordinated partnerships within the node.

Mentor Confab

Mentor Confab

November 9, 2023 - DCE hosted its first Mentor Confab where we gathered our Mentors and invited guests for socialization and learning about Branding and the intersectionality of Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurship.

Immersive Entrepreneurship - Fall 2023 Edition

Immersive Entrepreneurship - Fall 2023 Edition

October 6, 2023 - DCE and 51福利社 hosted over 100 high school students from public schools, private schools, and homeschoolers for a half-day workshop that included five separate breakout sessions.

Melissa Brown Joins DCE

Melissa Brown Joins DCE

October 2, 2023 - DCE welcomes Melissa Brown to the team. She'll serve the important role of business manager. Melissa is an experienced leader in the field of higher education serving in roles involving strategic planning, operations, and project management.

Duree Center Director, Jim Mosquera Receives Appointment

Duree Center Director, Jim Mosquera Receives Appointment

Jim Mosquera received appointment as Director of the Hammond Institute For Free Enterprise. He'll continue to serve as Duree Center Director.

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Quentin Ortega Receives Certificate & Award

Quentin Ortega Receives Certificate & Award

August 28, 2023. Congratulations to our own, Quentin Ortega, who received his Mentor certification via the MentorUp program and was additionally nominated for Outstanding Mentor. Quentin serves as an Entrepreneur In Residence at the Center.

Congrats MentorUp Graduating Class

Congrats MentorUp Graduating Class

August 24, 2023. The Center would like to congratulate our second cohort in the MentorUp program. Special thanks to our business manager Connie Gallagher and our program manager Thomas H酶rdam of We Love Mentors for making this cohort a great success!

Jeff Nock Named Entrepreneur In Residence

Jeff Nock Named Entrepreneur In Residence

May 30, 2023. The Duree Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce Jeff Nock as our newest Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR). He has thirty years of leadership experience from CEO (twice) to startup entrepreneur (six startups), yielding a broad background from which to help company founders achieve their potential. Jeff has enjoyed two successful company exits and was part of a startup team that raised $127m in venture capital. He's also served as CEO during the acquisition of multiple companies.

STLREE Meeting

STLREE Meeting

May 23, 2023. 51福利社 hosted the most recent meeting of the St. Louis Regional Entrepreneurial Educators meeting. This consortium meets for the purpose of collaboration on the topic of entrepreneurship. Discussed was the success of the first pitch competition and the nomination of leadership for the next term.

Duree Center Director Releases Fifth Novel

Duree Center Director Releases Fifth Novel

May 15, 2023. Duree Center Director, Jim Mosquera, announced the release of his latest novel, Seth's Epic Journey. The novel genre represents a departure from his previous novels that are political thrillers and certainly his non-fiction work.

Immersive Entrepreneurship

Immersive Entrepreneurship

April 26, 2022. The Duree Center hosted students from nine school districts for our Spring version of Immersive Entrepreneurship. Two of our Entrepreneurs In Residence, Pravina Pindoria and Devon Moody-Graham, provided a major portion of the programming. Students had a chance to listen to an entrepreneurial panel and learn about capital raises from Vik Lakhwara.

Pitch Competition

Pitch Competition

April 13, 2023. Duree Center Director Jim Mosquera sponsored 51福利社 student Ramond Buck in the inaugural pitch competition sponsored by the St. Louis Regional Entrepreneurial Educators (STLREE) consortium. Mr. Buck competed against students from nine regional institutions of higher learning.

Cryptocurrency - Friend or Foe

Cryptocurrency - Friend or Foe

April 11, 2023. Duree Center Director, Jim Mosquera, engaged in a lively discussion with Lindenwood economics professor, Tawni Hunt-Ferrarini as part of the Get Money Smart series sponsored by The Hammond Institute. Does crypto have a place in our current and future monetary system or is it a fraud as some portend? Why is crypto a battle between liberty and authority?

Jim Mosquera Joins 51福利社

Jim Mosquera Joins 51福利社

November 28, 2022 - Jim Mosquera, named Director of the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship, arrives after a distinguished corporate career in telecommunications/technology/software development. He founded and operated a consultancy offering alternative finance and debt restructuring for the SMB market.

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Devon Moody-Graham Named Entrepreneur In Residence

Devon Moody-Graham Named Entrepreneur In Residence

July 28, 2022 - We are delighted to announce the addition of Devon Moody-Graham to the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) team. Devon Moody-Graham, MBA is an International business strategist, author and community leader dedicated to seeing a positive shift in economic development through entrepreneurship in underserved communities.

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Pravina Pindoria Joins Entrepreneur In Residence Team

Pravina Pindoria Joins Entrepreneur In Residence Team

June 15, 2022 - We are happy to announce the newest addition to our Entrepreneur in Resident team! Pravina Pindoria is from London, UK and moved to St. Louis 7 years after winning an Arch Grant for Tallyfy - a B2B SaaS company that automates tasks between people.

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