Denison Launches Entrepreneurship Summit
GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University’s vibrant liberal arts education produces life-long innovators and entrepreneurs. Denison entrepreneurial alumni from across the country and a wide range of businesses will share insights and resources at the inaugural Denison Entrepreneurship Summit, taking place on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19 and 20, 2018, on the Denison campus. The summit, titled ReMix, is created and led by Denison alumni, designed to help Denisonians at all stages of their enterprising journey to learn, grow and achieve. Visit Denison.edu/remix to learn more and register.
ReMix is an opportunity for professional growth and development. Alumni and student entrepreneurs, innovators, creators and change agents are encouraged to come for two days of networking, sharing stories and building connections with fellow Denisonians. They will hear from alumni who are leaders in their industries, among them Alex Constantinople ’90, CEO of The Outcast Agency; David Howitt ’90, founder and CEO of the Meriwether Group and author of “Heed Your Call”; and Terry Jones ’70, founder of Travelocity and co-founder of Kayak.
“ReMix celebrates Denison’s leadership in producing alumni who are change agents and entrepreneurs,” said Julie Tucker ’09, assistant vice president for student development.
“Planning the Summit has brought together alumni from all industries and multiple generations. New ventures are unfolding before our eyes. In fact, two Denison entrepreneurs, Heather Stouffer ’96 with Mom Made Foods, and George Pierce ’81 with Pierce Footwear, met through our ReMix Planning Committee— and are now collaborating on a product launch. The possibilities are just beginning. We hope the summit ‘re-mixes’ the energy, wisdom, and connections among generations of Denisonians,” said Tucker.
Chris Wolfington '90, a catalyst for the creation of ReMix, believes the event will demonstrate Denison's impressive history of cultivating a unique brand of entrepreneurial leaders. “Denison's entrepreneurial alums are creating and growing businesses that are positively impacting people, the planet and communities — and they’ve been doing it for years,” he said. “ReMix will highlight the Denison connection to these enterprises and the world will learn about the creativity and can-do spirit that have been a fundamental part of the Denison culture for decades.”
Denison University unlocks potential. Our college is built on a foundation of academic prestige and lasting relationships. We create pathways for our students to quickly make friends and find mentors. We help them figure out what kind of lives they want to lead and develop the skills, values, habits, networks, and experiences to launch into professions so they can build those lives. Denison students become the architects of their own lives. As Denison continues to build upon its strengths, our focus is on deepening mentorship; expanding the liberal arts curriculum; reinventing the career exploration process; and leveraging our close proximity to Columbus, one of the nation's best cities for the arts, internships, and entrepreneurship.