Sagan National Colloquium
Spring 2021

Please join us for these virtual events. 
Zoom details will be shared in your registration email confirmation.


Monday, March 29 @ 7 PM Eastern

Women in Entrepreneurship

A panel of female entrepreneurs discusses the opportunities and challenges of being a female entrepreneur. Featured panelists will include:

Kara Trott ’83, Founder & CEO of Quantum Health. Ms. Trott brings the perspective of an entrepreneur operating a large and well-established business.

Sonya Trent-Pellom, Founder & CEO of Exquisite Wines and Cigars. Ms. Trent-Pellom brings the perspective of an entrepreneur operating a business that is small but growing.

Suzan Kounta, Co-Founder of Thiossane West African Dance Institute. Ms. Kounta brings the perspective of an entrepreneur pursuing goals that are social and cultural in nature, and are not primarily about profit.

Barbara MacLeod, OWU Professor of Business Administration, active angel investor. Prof. MacLeod brings the perspective of an investor who strategically supports entrepreneurs, and can offer insight into the world of startup funding more broadly.


Wednesday, April 7 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Jared Yarnall-Shane
Nature-Inspired Innovation: How Biomimicry Can Lead to
Radical Business and Sustainability Advancements
Jared Yarnall-Schane, Entrepreneurship Director for the Biomimicry Institute, discusses how studying biology and other natural sciences can lead to business breakthroughs.

Thursday, April 22 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Billy Vickers
Billy Vickers: Building One of the Largest Black-Owned Businesses in the Nation
Modular Assembly Innovations founder and CEO, Billy Vickers, discusses how his philosophy of servant leadership and seeking a diversity of perspectives has helped him build one of the largest black-owned companies in the country.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Art and Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Passion Into a Business

Josh Moulton, professional artist and gallery owner, discusses his journey from artist to entrepreneur and the business skills creators can cultivate to equip themselves to take command of their careers.

Tuesday, May 4 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Jay Martin
Manage Like a Coach
Dr. Jay Martin, OWU Men's Soccer Coach and Professor of Health and Human Kinetics, discusses what his coaching philosophy has to teach managers in the world of business.

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