9th Annual

Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship


Featured speakers provide U.S. and European perspectives at Institute set for April 27-29.

Committee members of the Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship at Missouri Valley College have confirmed the speakers for the ninth annual Institute.

Dr. Benoit Wesly, chairman and C.E.O. of the Xelat Group in Maastricht, Netherlands and noted Dutch international business entrepreneur, will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Benoit Wesly has over 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the hotel restaurant and travel industry in Europe and in the US. He is the founder and owner of the Xelat Group with operations in Maastricht, the Netherlands and Herzliya, Israel.

Other speakers include: Jeanette Hernandez-Prenger, CEO and president of Ecco Select, Kansas City, Mo.; Tracey Wozny, director of Shapes Dance Studio, Carrollton, Mo.; Dr. Sean Siebert, founder and CEO of Invent Yourself, Zoom, Columbia, Mo.; Scott Hartwig, president and CEO of Red Cross Pharmacy, Inc., Marshall, Mo.; Brian Budzinski, owner of the Kansas City Soccer Dome and president and co-founder of the Missouri Comets and FC Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.; Terry Durham, owner of Eridu Farms, Hartsburg, Mo.; Marc Yzer, CEO, owner and founder, Prestazione, Maastricht, the Netherlands and Elina Muceniece, co-founder of Pales, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

The Maastricht Institute is named after the city of Maastricht, Netherlands, and is an outgrowth of experiences and friendships among residents of Maastricht and several cities in the United States.

The goal of the Maastricht Institute is to foster an atmosphere of receptiveness and creativity toward comparative entrepreneurial processes. The Institute compares and contrasts the entrepreneurial business environment within the United States with that of the other countries highlighting domestic and international philosophies.

The Institute’s format includes lectures, seminars and round-table discussions.

For registration or more information, contact Institute Director Larry Stockman at 660-831-4141 or stockmanl@moval.edu.