Posted By: Darren Bonawitz, principal of 1102 GRAND
|Please join KCnext for the 2011 Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program event on April 19, 2011 from 5:30-7p.m.|
|“Rebellion As Creative Genius”|
|Hear how Ivan Brown built a company that has grown to $15 million in sales and 125 products from a base of $240,000 and 2 products.
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|About Our Speaker:
|Ivan E. Brown, Ph.D. is is President and CEO of Brown Medical Industries, a manufacturer of 125 orthopedic and wound care medical devices with worldwide distribution, headquartered in Spirit Lake, Iowa with a sales, marketing, and business development office in Kansas City and a sales office in San Diego. Shortly after joining the company in 1992, Ivan initiated a product innovation process, resulting in sales growth from $240,000 annually to nearly $15 million in 2011, and growth from just two products to the current 125 products.
Ivan has launched nine businesses, including his first while in high school. Four of the companies are in the healthcare industry. He has received 5 patents from the USPTO on his medical device inventions and has three patent applications pending. In 2003 Ivan was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and he has earned numerous awards for exporting sales, including recognition on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies.
Prior to joining Brown Medical, Dr. Brown taught management and entrepreneurship at Wichita State University and Friends University. He is currently a member of the Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club, and an officer in the Kansas City Chapter of the Boston College Alumni Association.
Posted By, Darren Bonawitz, principal of 1102 GRAND
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 15 as we jointly kick off the 2011 Technology Entrepreneur Speaker Program. Nicholas Franano, M.D., founder, president and CEO, Novita Therapeutics LLC, will share his story of success and discuss the opportunities for our next generation of entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more about Dr. Franano and the Technology ESP.
Technology Entrepreneur Speaker Program (ESP)
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