Central Asia Institute’s Operations Director to Speak at Entrepreneur Day on April 6
Jennifer Sipes, operations director for the nonprofit, Central Asia Institute (CAI) and College of Business (CoB) alumna, will be the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Montana State University (MSU) College of Business Entrepreneur Day. Sipes’ presentation, followed by a question and answer session, will be held on Tuesday, April 6, from 1:15-2:00 p.m. in ballroom B in the MSU Strand Union Building. The keynote presentation is free and open to the public.
Sipes will discuss her experiences as CAI operations director and the organization’s focus on social entrepreneurship. CAI promotes education and literacy programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan and has established or supported 131 schools and educated more than 58,000 students, including 44,000 girls.
Mortenson, the executive director, along with his team, has managed to combine philanthropy and entrepreneurship by providing educational opportunities for thousands of students in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Sipes oversees and manages CAI’s daily operations, while Mortenson frequently travels to fundraise and manages on-site overseas operations.
In addition to Sipes’ presentation, CoB faculty and current students will facilitate a group workshop in the morning. The session is designed for high school students and transfer students interested in the entrepreneurship program at MSU.
The MSU CoB hosts Entrepreneur Day as part of its commitment to enhance entrepreneurial spirit and education, as well as its commitment to improving the state’s economic development. The multi-session day is planned for high school and college students, but everyone is welcome to attend. The day’s events will take place from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., in ballrooms B and C.
For more information on the sessions and luncheon, or to reserve a space, contact Audrey Lee at 994-7026 or email@example.com. Reservations are requested.