Dilemmas in Entrepreneurship Speaker Series


Entrepreneurship answers are not clear cut. The diversity of situations and experiences make it hard to find the 'right answer'.

In partnership with the Small Business Development Center Illinois and the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, we bring this discussion to Bradley in the form of a series of discussion panels with invited guests.

The free, open to the public series connects Bradley students with the Peoria business community in an innovative way. Together we address the most controversial topics in entrepreneurship.


Attendees that should consider joining this speaker series...

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Founders
  • Students
  • Resource partners supporting business startup and growth

All the panels will be mediated by the Executive Director of the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on and the Managing Director Dr. Marcos Hashimoto

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All the events are free and open to the Bradley community and the public.


All events will be held on Bradley University's Campus in the Business & Engineering Convergence Center.

RLI Suite 1130 (1st floor)

1422 W Main Street

Parking Available in the Visitor Parking Lot


Panel 1 - March 28, 2024 | 3:30–5 p.m. CT

An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Start Alone or Start with a Co-Founder?

Guest speakers:

  • Bridget Booker, Founder & President - Reign Construction
  • Eric Sampson, Director - Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University

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Panel 2 - April 4, 2024 | 3:30–5 p.m. CT

Have a Formal Business Plan, or Not?

Guest speakers:

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Panel 3 - April 11, 2024 | 3:30–5 p.m. CT

Growth through Debt or Equity?

Guest speakers:

  • Diane Russell - PNC Bank
  • Mitch Johnson - Veloxity

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