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Entrepreneur Mike Quinn

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Technology Entrepreneur Center and Research Park
0035 Campus Instructional Facility
Apr 19, 2023   1:00 - 2:00 pm  
Mike Quinn
Laura Miller
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Entrepreneur Mike Quinn

Wed | Apr 19 | 1-2pm
0035 Campus Instructional Facility
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Join us to hear from Mike Quinn, who will speak to us virtually from the UK, about the hard-won lessons of failing to win.

Author of Failing to Win
“This raw, honest account is a must-read for anyone thinking about starting a company and for every entrepreneur who feels alone in the journey.” - Elizabeth Yin, Co-Founder & General Partner of Hustle Fund

Mike Quinn is the co-founder and CEO of Boost, the B2B commerce platform powering growth for Africa’s convenience economy. Prior to Boost, he was the co-founder and CEO of Zoona, one of Africa's pioneering fintech companies that scaled to process $2.5 billion in transactions for 2 million active customers. He wrote a book on his Zoona experience called Failing To Win: Hard-earned lessons from a purpose-driven startup. Mike holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, an MBA from Oxford, and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Moderated by Dr. Gerald O. Wilson
Dr. Gerald Wilson is the President and CEO of Autonomic Materials, Inc. (AMI), a smart materials company spun out from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. AMI is a leader in the development of smart, sustainable materials solutions for protecting structural metals. Dr. Wilson is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Technology Entrepreneur Center and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in EnterpriseWorks and the University of Illinois Research Park.

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