The JJCBE Center for Entrepreneurship started its entrepreneur in-residence (EIR) program as an additional resource for students in the Alderson Program in Entrepreneurship in the spring of 2011 with its first EIR, Gary Gannon. These seasoned entrepreneurs are brought in to act as mentors the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) students.

This program provides one-of-a-kind mentoring and face-to-face interactions with successful entrepreneurs spanning diverse fields of expertise. During the week, entrepreneurs visit a number of classes to chat with students, answer questions and give constructive criticism on projects and presentations. They also hold office hours.

Latest Entrepreneur-in-Residence:

FALL 2014

"High Growth Start-ups: Why Transparency with Prospects, Customers, Employees and Stakeholders is the Secret Sauce for Today's Successful Entrepreneurs"

Wednesday, October 29

Public Presentation: 6:15 pm
Location: Reid 108

MSU Calendar: http://calendar.msu.montana.edu/events/13762

Traditionally, business operations is a closed book affair, only open to select senior managers. Learn why providing transparency into your business drives increased sales, loyal customers, engaged employees and trust from stakeholders.

Andrew Hull, President & Founder of Elixiter, will discuss the philosophy, methods and tools Elixiter utilizes to drive profitability and triple digit growth rates.

About the EIR:

Andrew is a veteran of business-to-business marketing and the software-as-a-service space. As a passionate business technologist, Andrew is leading Elixiter to deliver on the promise of high impact marketing automation.  Prior to founding Elixiter, he served in a wide range of functions at RightNow Technologies (acquired by Oracle) overseeing product messaging, campaigns, web properties, marketing automation, events, and marketing analytics which helped drive eight years of continual growth from 16 million to 200+ million dollars in revenue. Andrew holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and is a native of Montana.

For more information about the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, please contact Scott Bryant, bryant@montana.edu.