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Genius Bar

The Genius Bar in the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship is designed for faculty, seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts to share their experiences and knowledge with students from all disciplines interested in entrepreneurship and innovative ideas.

Weekly schedule

Monday

  • 10-11 a.m.:  Jonathan Butler
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Chad Mills
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Riata employee
  • 1-2 p.m.: Craig Watters
  • Tuesday

  • 10-11 a.m.: Paula McCullough
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Riata Employee  
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Riata Employee
  • 1-2 p.m.: David Thomison
  • 2-3 p.m.: Marc Tower
  • 3-4 p.m.: Richard Gajan
  • Wednesday

  • 10-11 a.m.:  Jonathan Butler
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Chad Mills
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Riata employee
  • 1-2 p.m.: Craig Watters
  • Thursday

  • 10-11 a.m.: Paula McCullough
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Riata Employee  
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Riata Employee
  • 1-2 p.m.: David Thomison
  • 2-3 p.m : Marc Tower
  • 3-4 p.m.: Richard Gajan
  • GeniusesNeed to contact a genius?

    • Jonathan Butler
      • School of Entrepreneurship Clinical Faculty

      • Research Interest: Family business, personality, creative cognition and effects on ideation, opportunity recognition and early-stage start- ups

      • jonathan.butler@okstate.edu

    • Richard Gajan
      • School of Entrepreneurship Associate Professor of Professional Practice

      • Research Interest: Customer discovery, investor presentations and financial projections

      • rgajan@okstate.edu

    • Paula McCullough
      • School of Entrepreneurship Riata Center for Entrepreneurship Programs Coordinator

      • Research Interest: General Riata Center Inquiries, Student Business Plan Competitions, Cowboy Tech Angels

      • paula.mccullough@okstate.edu

    • Chad Mills
      • School of Entrepreneurship Riata Center for Entrepreneurship Programs Manager

      • Research Interest: General Riata Center Inquiries, Riata Startup Experience, Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, Competitions, Cross-Campus Collaborations, Academic Support, Food and Beverage, Event Management

      • chadhm@okstate.edu

    • David Thomison
      • School of Entrepreneurship Clinical Assistant Professor

      • Research Interest: Early-stage capital formation, investor presentation/pitches, value proposition and strategic pricing and student business plan competitions.

      • david.thomison@okstate.edu

    • Marc Tower
      • School of Entrepreneurship Executive Director Riata Center

      • Research Interest: Consulting, family businesses, private capital and software startups

      • marc.tower@okstate.edu

    • Craig Watters
      • School of Entrepreneurship Executive Director Associate Clinical Professor

      • Research Interest: Infrastructure on economic development in rural areas.

      • craig.watters@okstate.edu

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