Intersections in Entrepreneurship with Omar Ansari and Alec Johnson

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Date(s) - Wednesday, August 14
5:00 pm

University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business

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Held once a quarter, this series pairs theoretical experts on a particular topic with successful practitioners.

The first Intersections conversation of the new academic year will feature Omar Ansari, founder of the Surly Brewing Company, and Alec Johnson, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship at the Opus College of Business.

5 p.m.: Reception
6 p.m.: Discussion with featured speakers
6:30 p.m.: Q&A session

About the Speakers

Omar AnsariOmar Ansari is the founder and owner of Surly Brewing Company. Now in its seventh year, the brewery was Minnesota’s first new brewery west of the Mississippi since 1987 and is credited with contributing to the explosion of microbreweries and craft brews in the state.
Alec JohnsonAlec Johnson is an associate professor in the Entrepreneurship Department, specializing in financial performance, small businesses strategy and start-up financing. He is active in developing cases studies focused on opportunity identification, business models, entrepreneurial management and entrepreneurial finance.


Admission is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.



About the author

Andrew is just a guy that likes beer. You can usually find him on the twitters or spending time with his family.