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Thursday, November 12 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Work. Learn. Lead | Wisconsin Student-Run Businesses

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The Student-Run Business Association brings you an opportunity to learn how college students in Wisconsin are gaining access to unique, experiential learning through their university's student-run business programs. 

Student-run businesses (SRBs) shape the future of higher education and positively impact society by preparing the next generation of experientially practiced leaders. Wisconsin is home to three universities with full-fledged student-run business programs:
Join us and learn how these three SRBs operate, innovate, prosper, and are part of a collaborative network at the cutting edge of education.

Blue & Gold Ventures (Marquette) is a non-stock student-run business organization aiming to produce the nation’s most sought after talent. B&G Ventures joins an elite group of universities using real businesses to help students learn executive business skills.

The students presenting on behalf of B&G Ventures/Marquette include:
  • Nick Cinquepalmi, Board, SRBA; Manager, Vida
  • George Haikal, Manager, Vida
  • Callan Davey, Manager, Go and Go Shop
  • Chris Schwaar, Designer, VenturEd
  • Izzy Staton, Outgoing President, 1881

Lakeland University has always been a hub for innovation. In that spirit, Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses offers paid unparalleled on- and off-campus experiential learning and small business management opportunities. Students are empowered to create, develop, manage, and lead Lakeland-owned business ventures within five divisions: Hospitality, Merchandise, Property Management & Land Development, Nonprofit and Develop U. This opportunity prepares the next generation of emerging professionals for a multi-faceted world.

The students presenting on behalf of Launch/Lakeland University include:
  • Amanda Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer, Launch
  • Brian Brickham, President of Property Management & Land Development, Launch
  • Emily Bringer, Event Planner, Launch
  • Curtiss Dokey, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Launch 
  • Sydney Pingitore, President of Merchandising, Launch

UW-Green Bay is in the planning stages of creating a Student-Run Business Organization that will provide opportunities for students from any major and any of our four campuses to pitch, develop, and run businesses. It’s all about providing impactful, hands-on learning experiences alongside our curriculum in accessible, authentic environments.

This program is presented by the Student-Run Business Association, Marquette University, Lakeland University, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 

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Nick Cinquepalmi

Manager of Vida Coffee; SRBA Board Member, Blue & Gold Ventures, Vida Coffee, SRBA
Nick is a student leader within Marquette University's student-run business program, Blue & Gold Ventures. He is a Manager of Vida Coffee, one of B&G Ventures' businesses. Nick is also a board member for the Student Run-Business Association... Read More →
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George Haikal

Manager of Vida Coffee, Blue & Gold Ventures; Vida Coffee
George is a Marquette student majoring in Real Estate and Marketing, who currently works for Vida Coffee as a Manager. He is responsible for creating effective marketing campaigns and materials as well as managing daily shop operations. George's favorite part of Blue & Gold Ventures... Read More →
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Callan Davey

Manager of Go and Go Shop, Blue & Gold Ventures, Go and Go Shop
Callan is a student leader within Marquette's student-run business program, Blue & Gold Ventures. He is studying Information Systems and Finance at Marquette's College of Business Administration. He also works with the Golden Angels Investment Group as a investment intern... Read More →
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Chris Schwaar

Designer, Blue & Gold Ventures, VenturEd
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Izzy Staton

Outgoing President of 1881 Event Productions, Blue & Gold Ventures; 1881 Event Productions
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Amanda Brandt

Chief Marketing Officer, Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
Amanda Brandt is the Chief Marketing Officer for Launch and is responsible for successfully developing and implementing marketing strategies to help achieve the student-run businesses (SRB) objectives. Amanda is on track to graduate in May of 2022 with a double major in business administration and marketing. Following graduation, she hop... Read More →
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Brian Brickham

President of Property Management & Land Development, Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
Brian Brickham will is the President of Property Management & Land Development for Launch and is responsible for managing the university-owned rental property and assisting in the development of other university assets. Brian is on track to graduate in May of 2022 with a marketing major with sales management and Cooperative Education emphases and a communication minor. F... Read More →
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Emily Bringer

Event Planner, Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
Emily Bringer serves as an Event Planner for Launch and is responsible for organizing and producing a variety of internal and external events from conception to completion.She is studying business administration with an emphasis in human resources. Her career goal is to work in the... Read More →
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Curtiss Dokey

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
Curtiss Dokey is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Launch and is responsible for identifying and implementing internal and external Lakeland University student-run business (SRB) opportunities for financial growth. Curtiss is on track to graduate in May of 2022 with an accounting major. He will be searching for a job in tax, and one day hopes... Read More →
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Sydney Pingitore

President, Merchandising, Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
Sydney is the President of Merchandising for Launch and is responsible for leading the development of the Launch Campus Shop business and operational plans and the opening of a new online and brick-and-mortar store.Sydney is studying marketing with an emphasis on retail management. Following graduation, she hopes to be regional or... Read More →

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