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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.: Kyle Eastham
  • 11 a.m.-noon: David Thomison
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Riata employee
  • 1-2 p.m.: Jonathan Butler
  • 2-3 p.m.: Chad Mills
  • 3-4 p.m.: Craig Watters
  • Tuesday

  • 10-11 a.m.: Paula McCullough
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Alex Ruppert
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Riata employee
  • 1-2 p.m.: Jacob Mahaffey
  • 2-3 p.m : Richard Gajan
  • 3-4 p.m.: Marc Tower
  • Wednesday

  • 10-11 a.m.: Kyle Eastham
  • 11 a.m.-noon: David Thomison
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Riata employee
  • 1-2 p.m.: Jonathan Butler
  • 2-3 p.m.: Chad Mills
  • 3-4 p.m.: Craig Watters
  • Thursday

  • 10-11 a.m.: Paula McCullough
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Alex Ruppert
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Riata employee
  • 1-2 p.m.: Jacob Mahaffey
  • 2-3 p.m.: Richard Gajan
  • 3-4 p.m.: Marc Tower
  • 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

    • Kyle Eastham
      • School of Entrepreneurship Executive-in-Residence

      • Research Interest: Teaching, outreach and internships

      • kyle.eastham@okstate.edu

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

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

      • rgajan@okstate.edu

    • Jacob Mahaffey
      • Adjunct Professor School of Entrepreneurship Assistant Director Cowboy Technologies

      • Research Interest: Medical technology & healthcare business models, new technology startup development and intellectual property valuation

      • jacob.mahaffey@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

    • Alex Ruppert
      • School of Entrepreneurship Riata Center for Entrepreneurship Programs Coordinator

      • Research Interest: General Riata Center Inquiries, Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, Pitch and Poster

      • alex.ruppert@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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