MVC Prepares for 11th Annual Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

Posted April 17, 2017

The 11th annual Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship at Missouri Valley College will take place April 24-26 in the Bacon Conference Center on the MVC campus. The 2017 institute is sponsored by Wood & Huston Bank.

Speakers include: Shane Cristelli ‘05, founder and CEO,, Ada, Oklahoma; William Flowers, senior training manager, AT&T, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Dr.Michele Granger, fashion entrepreneur and professor, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri; Amy Guthrey, vice president, Burch & Company, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri; Haley & Matthew Haar, owners, AlphaGraphics Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri; Kim Harrison & Olivia Vann, founder and CEO and founder and CMO, 2BuyAg, Fulton, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri; Barnett Helzberg Jr., founder and chairman, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring  Program and former owner and president, Helzberg Diamonds, Kansas City, Missouri; Nathalie Minya Mukome ‘07, founder and president, Tese Foundation, Davis, California; and Alex Tittle, Sr., vice president, Business Connect Program, corporate affairs, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and equity program consultant, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Maastricht Institute is named after the city of Maastricht, the 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 other countries, highlighting domestic and international philosophies.

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

For speaker biographies, daily schedules and additional information on the 11th annual Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship, visit


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