Exploring the Intersection of Science and Entrepreneurship

The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE), a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, is pleased to host the 2017-2018 speaker series. The speaker series focuses on science entrepreneurship and how an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship can spark job creation and societal well-being.

Purpose of the Program

Throughout the academic year, executives from science ventures will be discussing particular aspects of their business. In addition, business leaders will be discussing broader topics of interest.  The ISE is proud to have Busey as the Title Sponsor of the speaker series.  

The ISE was originally funded by a Millikin University Performance Learning Enhancement Grant in December 2012. Since that time, the institute has been pledged or received funding and support from:

  • 300 Below Inc.
  • Andreas Foundation through the Community Foundation of Macon County
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Brechnitz Group of Raymond James
  • Busey
  • Caterpillar Decatur
  • Coleman Foundation
  • Decatur Memorial Foundation
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • John Ullrich Foundation
  • Millikin University
  • National Foodworks Services
  • Parke Warehouses
  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Wild Bird Feeding Industry
  • Zevacor Molecular
  • A private foundation and several anonymous donors. 

For more information on the speaker series or Millikin's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, contact Dr. David Horn at 217-424-6392 or via e-mail at dhorn@millikin.edu

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2017-2018 Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Brought to you by Busey

All presentations are free and open to the public, and no reservations or tickets are required. 
 
Tuesday, August 29, 7:30 p.m., University Commons
Speaker: James Aikman, President, Aikman Wildlife Adventure
 
Thursday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., University Commons
Speaker: Sudhanshu Singh, Global Product Manager for Large Mining Trucks, Caterpillar
 
Thursday, November 9, 7:30 p.m., University Commons
Speaker: Paul Bloom, Vice President, Process and Chemical Research, Archer Daniels Midland Company
 
Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 p.m., University Commons
Speaker: Rob Dongoski, Global Agribusiness Leader, Ernst & Young

 

For more information on the speaker series or Millikin's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, contact Dr. David Horn at 217-424-6392 or via e-mail at dhorn@millikin.edu