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 Distinguished Entrepreneur in Residence Series April 16, 2010: Mark Albion, author and cofounder of Net Impact, an international nonprofit working for a more sustainable world through business. Also at the event, Bill Cook, founder of the Cook Group, received the Haeberle Entrepreneurial Legacy Award.April 14, 2009: Walter Buckley III, cofounder, CEO, president, and chairman of the board of Internet Capital Group, Inc., tells his boom to bust to comeback story.March 27, 2009: Jack Stack, president and CEO of SRC Holdings, an employee-owned remanufacturing company, talks about his “open-book management” style. Stack also spoke at the Oct. 14, 2005, Entrepreneur-in-Residence Series.Feb. 17, 2009: Dane Miller, cofounder of Biomet, a leading medical device manufacturer.Oct. 20, 2008: President of Langham Logistics, Cathy Langham (pictured with Dean Dan Smith (left) and Donald F. Kuratko) spoke about the supply-chain management solutions company she heads.Jan. 22, 2008: Bob Larkin (left), founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of Brightpoint, Inc., a global leader in wireless distribution.Nov. 2, 2007: Louis G. Jordan (right), CFO of global retail and digital commerce for Nike, Inc.Oct. 31, 2006: Michael E. Uslan, CEO, producer, and founding partner of Comic Book Movies, LLC, and perhaps best known as the executive producer of Batman films.Oct. 6, 2006: Patricia Miller, cofounder and co-owner of Vera Bradley, a design company specializing in quilted, floral bags distributed in over 3,500 retail outlets.Feb. 1, 2006: L. Ben Lytle, founder, chairman and CEO of Axia Health Management, LLC, a stress management and early detection screening company. Before founding Axia, Lytle was CEO of Anthem.Dec. 5, 2005: Serial entrepreneur Scott A. Jones, founder and chairman of Gracenote and ChaCha among others.April 6, 2005: Herb Kelleher, founder and CEO of Southwest Airlines.

Top executives come to JCEI at the Kelley School of Business to share their entrepreneurial journeys with students—providing real-world success stories. Business leaders from varied industries such as Dane Miller, founder of Biomet;Bob Laikin, founder of Brightpoint (wireless logistics); Cathy Langham, cofounder of Langham Logistics (freight services), and Michael Uslan of The Uslan Company (known for producing Batman and other films) show that there is more than one path to the top. 

Johnson Family Legacy

Dr. Don Kuratko speaks with Rick Johnson about the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship.  Specifically, the discussion focuses on the Johnson family legacy and how the name became associated with the building.


IU Entrepreneurial Connection

Based on a concept developed by Kelley MBA students, pioneering entrepreneurs keynote IU Entrepreneurial Connection day, which includes a panel discussion, interactive question and answer period, and a networking reception.

Dr. K’s Entrepreneurial Mind

In this episode of Dr. K’s Entrepreneurial Mind, Dr. K talks with David Pacque and Professor Mark Long about Pacque’s recent entrepreneurial success after graduation and how Kelley prepared him for life as an entrepreneur. Pacque, the founder and CEO of CoatChex, was recently on the ABC show “Shark Tank” promoting his company and its innovative new way of checking coats.  Pacque gives the backstory behind the inception of his business idea. Professor Long, a Lecturer of Management at the Kelley School of Business, explains his experience in pushing Pacque to fully develop his idea for the Spine Sweat Experience course.


The Importance of Entrepreneurship Education

Dr. Donald F. Kuratko addresses the role of entrepreneurship and innovation for business and other majors, offering advice for all students.