Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Eric Fritz, Founder of KEVA Sports Center

  • Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us on Wednesday, March 29 to meet Eric Fritz, Founder of KEVA Sports Center. Eric wanted to own his own business and be involved in active endeavors. After graduating from the UW-Whitewater where he played soccer, Eric moved to Madison where he owned and managed Soccer World. After 16 years in business, KEVA is south central Wisconsin’s best indoor recreational facility. KEVA draws over 300,000 people to its facility each year and the numbers are growing. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

John Roach, Emmy Award-Winning Television, Film Producer and Screenwriter and President of JRP

  • Wednesday, Apr. 05, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us on Wednesday, April 5 to meet John Roach, Emmy Award-winning television, film producer, screenwriter and president of John Roach Products, a video and film production company. John, along with Mary Sweeney, co-wrote the screenplay for The Straight Story and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. John was a producer at CBS and ABC in Chicago. He wrote a book, Way Out Here in the Middle, and writes a monthly column for Madison Magazine. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Trent Jackson, Founder, CEO and President of ROUGH Sportswear

  • Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us on Wednesday, April 12 to meet Trent Jackson, Founder, CEO and President of ROUGH Sportswear. Trent is directly responsible for the overall brand development and managing the day-to-day operations of the company including selecting ROUGH's merchandise, overseeing the advertising and marketing strategy, and continuing to expand and grow the ROUGH Movement. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Badger Men’s Basketball team when at UW. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Mark & Ryan Meester, Meester Capital and Meester Capital Real Estate LLC

  • Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us on Wednesday, April 19 to meet Mark & Ryan Meester of Meester Capital and Meester Capital Real Estate LLC. The company invests in a diversified portfolio consisting of startup companies, equities, fixed income instruments and real estate projects. Both are graduates of the Business School. Mark has worked at EY, Mirus Corporation and Pharmasset before starting Meester Capital. Ryan also works for Edgewater Ranzal as director of strategic planning. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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