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Are you ready for a 3-day intensive experience that leaves you with the power to make changes in your business?

What is the Entrepreneurship Master Class?

The purpose of the EMC is to foster innovative ideas and provide practical tools for entrepreneurs and small business owners of all levels. It is built upon the ideas and curriculum developed over the span of a year and facilitated by some of the leading entrepreneurs and business executives in Memphis.

Our mission is to be a positive force and help in the growing entrepreneurial climate in Memphis and around the world beyond “just business.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Early bird registration offers a reduced fee of $59, and lasts until January 31, 2017.
Registration is $79 from February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017.
Registration is $99 thereafter.
Your registration fee covers all sessions held March 30 – April 1 as well as lunch on Friday and Saturday. There will be several interactive centers to learn more about the support services available to small businesses.
The Entrepreneurship Master Class is designed to be taken as a whole.
It is our goal to provide active small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with “real life”, practical information and resources in an environment that fosters learning and stimulates action. We have amassed some of the most talented and successful professionals and entrepreneurs to offer their knowledge and insight. This will be a time to develop new relationships and obtain useful tools that will aid in the success of your business venture.

Master Class Location

FEDEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Address:
365 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN 38152

Telephone:
1(901) 678-5105


Master Class Location

FEDEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

  • The FedEx Institute of Technology is a research center and small business incubator at the University of Memphis. Founded November 19, 2003, under the leadership of James M. Phillips the Institute was designed to bridge the gap between industry and academic research.
  • Address


    365 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN 38152

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    TELEPHONE

    1(901) 678-5105

Presenters & Panelists

Jamie McGriff

Jamie McGriff

Reporter for Local 24 News & CW 30 News
EMC 2017 Host


Phillip Ashley Rix

Phillip Ashley Rix

President & CEO
Phillip Ashley Chocolates


James Collier

James Collier

Vice President
U.S. Western Field Sales Division
FedEx Services


Nicole A. Thomas, MPA/MBA

Nicole A. Thomas, MPA/MBA

Marketing & Communications Strategist
EMC 2017 Emcee/Moderator


Kayla Rodriguez Graff

Kayla Rodriguez Graff

Co-founder & COO, SweetBio


Mike Hoffmeyer

Mike Hoffmeyer

Director, Crews Center for Entrepreneurship


Daphne T. Large

Daphne T. Large

President & Chief Executive Officer,
Data Facts


Katrina Robinson Lee

Katrina Robinson Lee, RN BSN

Founder and Executive Director, The Healthcare Institute LLC


Leslie Lynn Smith

Leslie Lynn Smith

President, EPIcenter


Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Founder and CEO, Bubble Bistro


Emily T. Brackstone

Emily T. Brackstone

Shareholder
Vice Chair, Emerging Companies Team
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC


Charles Marshall

Charles Marshall

Chief Idea Officer and Co-Founder
Signature Advertising & Digital Solutions


Austin Baker

Austin Baker

President, HRO Partners


Doug Marchant

Doug Marchant

Entrepreneur & Investor


Audrey L. Townsel, PsyD, MHA

Audrey L. Townsel, PsyD, MHA

Regional Operations Manager, Correct Care Solutions-Tennessee and Louisiana
Owner/Clinical Psychologist, Calyx Psychological Services


Kim Cherry

Kim Cherry

Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications
First Horizon National Corp.


Christina Stevison

Christina Stevison

President, Sisterhood Showcase


Michael Graber

Michael Graber

Founder and Managing Partner, Southern Growth Studio


Sheila Jay

Sheila Jay

Principal Designer/Owner
Sheila Jay Designs


Megan Turner

Megan Turner

Senior Manager
Ernst & Young


Lauren Squires Ready

Lauren Squires Ready

Owner and Master of Story Design
Forever Ready Productions


Sandra K. Walls

Sandra K. Walls

President & CEO
AIL Logistics Solutions


Melinda Emerson

Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady”

President, Quintessence Group


Stuart Lloyd Cohen

Stuart Lloyd Cohen

Chief Motivation Officer


Elyse Wigen

Elyse Wigen


Founder
Prim Society

Larry Robinson

Larry Robinson

CEO, Kudzukian


Nicole Heckman

Nicole Heckman

Co-Founder & Partner
Little Bird Innovation


Robert “Sue” Matthews, JD

Roberta “Sue” Matthews, JD


Director of Gift Planning
Le Bonheur Foundation

Susan Mealer

Susan Mealer

CEO
Answering Advantage


Rose Jackson Flenorl

Rose Jackson Flenorl

Manager, Social Responsibility
FedEx Global Citizenship


Brian E. Harris

Brian E. Harris


Store Leader, Apple

Kevin Woods

Kevin Woods

Executive Director
Workforce Investment Network


Cedric M. Brooks

Cedric M. Brooks

International Account Executive
FedEx Services, Central Rivers International Sales


Tyler DeWitt, JD, CPA, MBA

Tyler DeWitt,
JD, CPA, MBA

Attorney at Law, Monypeny, DeWitt & Associates, P.C.


Isaac Singleton

Isaac Singleton

Co-Founder, Angie & Ike Photography


Rachel Delgado

Rachel Delgado

CEO, Juve Salonspa


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