Tune into 'Trep Takeover 2014 on Thursday, March 20!

Columbia College Evening & Nationwide campuses

March 13, 2014

'Trep Takeover is back! Bring your entrepreneurial spirit and tune into the live stream at www.ccis.edu/livestream on Thursday, March 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. CST to learn, network and get inspired.

The event, presented by the Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship, will feature three seasoned business panelists, whose insights will help everyone from students fine-tuning their startup ideas to experts in the field.

If you live near the main campus in Columbia, Mo., join us for a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m. in the Brouder Science Center Atrium outside the Bixby Lecture Hall. It'll be a great opportunity to network with venture capitalists, investors, entrepreneurs and community members! To learn more, read the Spotlight story.

Meet the panelists:

Monica Mehta
As the managing principal of the New York-based Seventh Capital, Monica Mehta is one of the nation’s leading experts on small business and finance. She has appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and is a regular contributor to Inc. and Entrepreneur. Mehta also is the author of “The Entrepreneurial Instinct,” which explores the idea that everyone has the innate potential to be an entrepreneur.

Jonah Lupton
Jonah Lupton is an investor, mentor and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of Lupton Media, Nutraspire and Strivved Nutrition. As the host of “Startup Sense,” Lupton has interviewed founders all over the country, giving him unique perspective on entrepreneurship. Lupton also has built a prolific social media following, with CNN Money recognizing him as one of the 25 most influential tech investors on Twitter.

Monika Rydzewski 
Monika Rydzewski is a Chicago-based video marketing expert and is the founder of Connect. Inspire. Grow. Monika is a “videopreneur,” helping companies bolster their online presence through video marketing. Monika also has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a “video marketing expert.”

Brian Neuner, moderator
Brian Neuner is the director of business development and recruiting coordinator at Joe Machens Dealerships. Neuner is an Emmy award-winning sports journalist, a former host and a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports.