Happy FFFing Friday Series, 2/17 @ 9am

Take part in stimulating discussions and hear real stories that prove why failure can be the stepping stone to success. We will hear from a seasoned entrepreneur, every week, who will give an honest testimonial about the hardships they encountered on their way to success and the lessons learned that got them through.

The Happy FFFing Friday series will be February 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in ADM Scovill Room 107. 

Jesse Reising is Co-Founder and former Board Chairman and President of the Warrior-Scholar Project (warrior-scholar.org), a nonprofit organization that hosts “academic boot camps” at over a dozen universities nationwide to help veterans transition from the military to college. After graduating from Decatur Eisenhower High School, Jesse attended and played football at Yale University and planned to join the Marine Corps after he graduated. In the final moments of his last football game, the 2010 Yale-Harvard Game, he was involved in a devastating collision that injured his neck and left parts of his right arm paralyzed. Unable to join the Marine Corps, Jesse started the Warrior-Scholar Project to serve those serving in the military in his place. Since the Warrior-Scholar Project’s founding in 2012, they have raised over $4 million and served over 500 veterans.

Jesse will speak about strategies for overcoming the challenges associated with starting and growing a business from the perspective of a social entrepreneur.


Please contact Court Tulak at the Center for Entrepreneurship (ctulak@millikin.edu) with any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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