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Lutgert College of Business
Lutgert College of Business
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Thursday, November 12, 2015:
All in Startup
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Lecture November 12, 2015: Featured Speaker

Diana Kander

Diana Kander
Author and Entrepreneur

Diana Kander is the author of “All In Startup,” a New York Times best-selling novel outlining lessons for launching successful products through a story of a struggling entrepreneur making his way through the World Series of Poker.

Diana’s family escaped from the Soviet Union when she was 8 years old. By the time she was an American citizen, she had perfected her skills as a capitalist – selling flea market goods to grade school classmates at a markup.

Today, Diana is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest nonprofit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. A Georgetown-educated attorney who left a successful practice to launch her first company, Diana draws on her experience as a founder, investor and academic to train companies and nonprofits how to be more innovative and how to get their employees to think like entrepreneurs.


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