April 19, 2011 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Please join us for our second meeting of the 2011 Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program, focused on technology entrepreneurship.

The Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program Series is presented by The Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center and KCnext and is intended to help entrepreneurial companies in their growing needs in every stage of their lifecycle, from start-up and later-stage technology. This program could not be provided to you without the generous support of our sponsors: Polsinelli Shughart PC, Citizens Bank & Trust, Arsalon Technologies, Sprint and University of Missouri - Kansas City.

About Our Speaker:
Ivan E. Brown, Ph.D. is is President and CEO of Brown Medical Industries, a manufacturer of 125 orthopedic and wound care medical devices with worldwide distribution, headquartered in Spirit Lake, Iowa with a sales, marketing, and business development office in Kansas City and a sales office in San Diego. Shortly after joining the company in 1992, Ivan initiated a product innovation process, resulting in sales growth from $240,000 annually to nearly $15 million in 2011, and growth from just two products to the current 125 products.

Ivan has launched nine businesses, including his first while in high school. Four of the companies are in the healthcare industry. He has received 5 patents from the USPTO on his medical device inventions and has three patent applications pending. In 2003 Ivan was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and he has earned numerous awards for exporting sales, including recognition on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing companies.

Prior to joining Brown Medical, Dr. Brown taught management and entrepreneurship at Wichita State University and Friends University. He is currently a member of the Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club, and an officer in the Kansas City Chapter of the Boston College Alumni Association.

Date | Time of Event:
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.*
* Doors open at 5:00 p.m. | Speaker begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.

All programs held at the Law Offices of Polsinelli Shughart PC
700 W. 47th Street, Suite 1000 | Kansas City, MO 64112

Early Registration - Individual Ticket - $25 ($30 at the door)
To register for this event, visit the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Program website and click on the "Register Now" button. For questions regarding this event, contact Abigail Wadsworth at 816.235.6063 or via e-mail at