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Alumni Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship

Saturday, April 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am • Organized By Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
One Brookings Drive, Simon Hall, Lower Level RM 22, St. Louis, MO 63130


Join Jeff Lapidus, BSBA ’79, president of JBL Financial Services, Inc.; Russ Flicker, BS ’94, co-founder and managing partner of AWH Partners, LLC; Jill Smokler, BFA ’99, founder of Scary Mommy; Andrew Hess, BS ’13, founder of Staffjoy; and Chuck Cohn, BSBA ’08, founder and chief executive officer of Varsity Tutors, as they discuss their journey to success as well as the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
Simon Hall, Lower Level RM 22
St. Louis, MO 63130
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