NSF/Missouri S&T I-Corps Site Workshop
Date: Every Thursday in April, April 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Location: OzSBI Conference Room
Sponsored by: National Science Foundation (NSF) and Missouri S&T
Hosted by: OzSBI, Missouri State University and Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center
Register: Registration will be on the NSF/Missouri S&T I-Corps Site Wokshop website. Click here
Chrystal Irons joined the MSU Small Business & Technology Development Center as director in May 2016. She is responsible for coordinating the resources of the federal, state and local governments with the resources of the University and the private sector to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement in small businesses and prospective small businesses in southwest Missouri. Prior to joining MSU, Irons was the County Program Director and Business Development Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension and SBTDC in Taney County. She was with MU Extension in Taney County since 2010. Irons earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Master in Business Administration from Drury University in Springfield, MO. Her expertise is in QuickBooks coaching, business planning, financial projections as well as providing one-on-one business assistance to eight counties in the Southwest Missouri region. She was recently voted the 2016 Missouri State Star Award recipient. She is a fifteen year business owner and entrepreneur in a family business, A-1 Walls & Landscaping located in Ozark, MO. She lives in Ozark with her husband and three children.
Dr, Bonnie Bachman
Since 2008, Dr. Bachman has been a Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO. Her areas of research are creativity, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship, innovation and sustainability. She is also a Faculty Fellow and Director of the National Science Foundation/Missouri S&T I-Corps Site Program. Prior to this position, she was Sr. Director, Strategic Technology Deployment and Mechanical Technology for Flextronics International and led design and development teams in Italy, China and the US. Bonnie was previously employed by Motorola, where she was Director of Emerging Technologies. Her team was involved in wireless product and sensor design and engineering, discovery of new technologies for bio-monitoring, and exploring wearable computer systems.