So, you want to be an entrepreneur?  

Concordia College’s Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting an interactive day of entrepreneurial speakers and workshops for students interested in entrepreneurship. Students will learn from local entrepreneurs, engage in a hands-on art workshop, and leave the day with an idea for a side hustle. Each participant will receive lunch, an exclusive pair of Wright Foot Socks, and a Scribble Lady sticker. Students will also have an opportunity to win door prizes. See the session descriptions and agenda below. 

Session Descriptions:

Hannah Stelter is a local artist who turned her art into a successful six-figure business in just two years. She has also just started her second business venture — Scribble Lady, an art supply and gift shop located in the heart of downtown. With seven employees, a storefront, and a thriving online personality, Hannah is making waves in the art and entrepreneurship realm. 

In this talk, Hannah will explore the intersection of art and entrepreneurship. She will argue that artists are natural entrepreneurs because they are creative, independent, and risk-takers. She will also discuss the challenges and rewards of being an artist-entrepreneur and offer advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses. 

This talk is for anyone who is interested in art/creative fields, entrepreneurship, or both. It is also a great opportunity for entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting their own businesses to learn from a successful artist-entrepreneur.

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Joe Wright is your friendly neighborhood sock salesman. He started his six-figure business in 2019 and now gets to sell punny socks for a living. Joe strives to supply socks that can make you smile and start your day off on the ... Wright Foot ... get it? 

 In this talk, Joe will speak about how one needs to find their niche. In the year 2023, there are a lot of people and a lot of businesses that might be doing what you want to do. With that much congestion and saturation, how can you find your place that will help you stand out in the crowd? Joe will describe how he found his niche and how you can possibly find yours too.

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Madi Hagen '22 is a dynamic entrepreneur who brought her creative spirit to life through her venture, Arts and Crafts by Madi and Adi. As a former co-president of the Entrepreneurship Club at Concordia College, Madi honed her leadership and business acumen and began her business during her senior year of college in 2021. She was inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and turned her hobby of crafting into a successful side hustle by growing her sales through local craft shows and online selling.

Join Madi for an exciting entrepreneurship workshop tailored for first-time entrepreneurs eager to kick-start their side hustles! In this engaging session, we'll guide you through the essentials: from basic pricing strategies to general industry jargon. Get ready for hands-on, interactive lessons that'll ignite your creativity and help you think outside the box when launching your business. Discover the keys to entrepreneurial success and embark on your journey with confidence. Don't miss this opportunity to turn your passion into profit!


8:30 a.m. Welcome — Bree Langemo, Director of Entrepreneurship
8:45 a.m.  "The Intersection of Art and Entrepreneurship" — Hannah Stelter
9 a.m. The Art of Imperfection Workshop
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. "Find Your Place" — Joe Wright
11:15 a.m. Entrepreneur Q&A
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Welcome — Concordia's Entrepreneurship Club
12:45 p.m. Side Hustle Workshop — Madi Hagen 
2 p.m. Depart Concordia