Campus Notices

Oct 16 2013

Cave B Owner to Present at CWU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Vince Bryan, owner of Cave B Estate Winery in George, will make the next featured presentation in CWU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I4IE) Speaker Series. His presentation, titled “Is There a Better Way? INNOVATION,” is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, at 2:00 the SURC Theatre.

Bryan is a retired neurosurgeon. His long, distinguished career in medicine included developing the BRYAN Artificial Spinal Disc and more than 75 surgical instruments. As an entrepreneur, Bryan founded the Gorge Amphitheatre, and recently developed an apple-harvesting machine. He is now in the process of creating fish passage and transport systems. His CWU presentation is subtitled, “From the Artificial Spinal Disc to the Apple Harvesting Machine and Flying Fish.” 

Bryan’s presentation will follow a panel discussion about “Entrepreneurship Development.” Panel members will include Maury Forman, senior manager for the state’s Commerce Department discussing ways to create an entrepreneurial community; entrepreneur Chris Martin will outline his efforts to start and grow his company, CleanScapes; and CWU student, and founder of the Clockum Craft Brewery in Kittitas, William Reichlin, will share his experience on the front-line as an entrepreneur.

Reichlin took second place in 2013 at the university’s annual Student Business Plan Competition, which is designed to motivate students to pursue their entrepreneurial interests by creating their own business plan and then starting a business venture.

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