WSU alum to give keynote speech at entrepreneurship banquet
Apr 15, 2011 9:25 AM | Print
Wichita State University's Center for Entrepreneurship in the W. Frank Barton School of Business -- along with co-sponsors Mitchell & Richards, Intrust Bank, Preferred Health Systems, Hinkle Law Firm, Gary Parker and Delta Dental of Kansas – will host Peter Weigand, chairman and CEO of Skipping Stone, as the keynote speaker of the annual Center for Entrepreneurship Banquet.
The public is invited to attend the banquet, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Tickets are $35 each, or tables for eight can be purchased for $240.
Reservations can be made by contacting the Center for Entrepreneurship at (316) 978-3000 or www.wichita.edu/CFEBanquet.
Please RSVP by 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21.
The banquet comes as the conclusion of the fifth annual statewide Shocker Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship. The competition is designed to encourage student innovation and venture creation by providing a forum where students can present new business ideas to local business and community leaders.
Winners of the competition will be announced at the banquet, with a total of $15,000 in prize money.
Skipping Stone is a Boston-based energy consultant company. Since graduating from WSU in 1981, Weigand has been CEO of three other companies before Skipping Stone.
He has written three energy textbooks and been published in Forbes and Business Week and in 2002 was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
Weigand is also on WSU's Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.
WSU to expand shuttle system
WSU professor dedicates time to antiviral research
WSU human trafficking center bridges gap to community
Google Glass safety drives WSU professor's research
Wichita State's Upward Bound program cultivates leaders
New WSU initiative helps public health system
WSU research helping senior citizens with technology
KMUW general manager set to retire
Wichita State plans fall commencement ceremony
Canta Carol Run at WSU set for Dec. 14
University Bookstore to hold Minute to Win It Shopping Spree
Wichita State research could benefit elderly drivers
WSU School of Social Work explores social media
WSU's Opliger named Outstanding Student of the Year
Gonzalez named new EEO director at WSU
Spinal cord repair is the focus of WSU researcher
Former WSU VP wins prestigious award
KMUW news director adds depth to Wichita news scene
Srithongrung accepts position at WSU
Wichita is a finalist for US2020 City Competition
Two faculty named Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellows
WSU's model spreads hunger awareness abroad
New center caters to military and veterans
WSU students get free Fine Arts tickets