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Learning Opportunity: IUSB Entrepreneur Lecture Series – Maria Gibbs & Dustin Mix – Reverse Engineering Impact Ventures

September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The IUSB 18th Annual Entrepreneur Lecture Series is a key part of the entrepreneurship program at the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics. The speakers have been carefully selected to share their stories of entrepreneurial success.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Each lecture is from 7–8 p.m. in Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001 (parking available in the adjacent garage on Mishawaka Avenue and 20th Street).

Maria Gibbs has a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where her research focused on developing a human-centered approach to wind mitigation of long span footbridges. She is the co-founder of INVANTI, a startup generator in South Bend which integrates entrepreneurial talent and emerging cities to create new companies tackling problems worth solving. Previously, Gibbs was the operations and research coordinator for the international non-profit organization Bridges to Prosperity, which creates access to healthcare, education, and markets by teaching communities how to build footbridges over impassable rivers. She also served on the board of directors for the organization.

Dustin Mix is the co-founder of INVANTI, a startup generator in South Bend, IN. He, along with his co-founder Maria Gibbs, integrate entrepreneurial talent and emerging cities to create new companies that expand opportunity in communities across the US. Dustin previously worked for the University of Notre Dame in the ESTEEM Program, heading up recruiting and strategic initiatives. Dustin was also the co-founder of Engineering2Empower, an initiative that looked at innovative approaches to housing and homeownership in post-earthquake Haiti, built on work he did in graduate school. Dustin is a three-time graduate of the University of Notre Dame, holding a BS in Civil Engineering (‘10), a MS in Civil Engineering (‘13) and a MS from the ESTEEM Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship.



September 30, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Room 1001, Weikamp Hall
Wiekamp Hall 1800 E Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN United States
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