Innovate State: Brands Edition

February 5, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab
631 N Shaw Lane
Room M025 Business Pavilion
East Lansing, MI 48824

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and the MSU Innovation Center.

Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures.

Join us for Innovate State: Brands Edition on Wed., Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab.

Starting her career as a proud DJ on WDBM The Impact 89FM and graduating from Michigan State University in 2007 with a bachelors in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Kristen Lueck has had a lifelong passion for media and audio creation. Currently working as the VP, Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Man Made Music, she works towards and builds opportunities to create iconic music and sound for entertainment properties and Fortune 500 brands.

Starting his extensive career by graduating from Michigan State University in 1995, Matt Growney serves on the Board of the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Finance at the Broad School of Business, as well as attending the New England School of Law | Boston (JD ‘00). Alongside this, Growney consults with dozens of clients within the Fashion, Beauty/Wellness, Food, and Home/Hospitality categories.

With over 13 years of experience in both mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business operations, Andrew Dickow leads the Food and Beverage (F&B) practice for GCG, having significant experience working with consumer packaged goods, distribution, contract manufacturing, and ingredient companies amongst others.

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