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Innovate State, with Julian Posada

January 26, 2021
6:00 pm
-7:15 pm

Innovate State is a collaboration between the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the MSU Innovation Center.

Hosted in the Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Innovate State welcomes successful Spartan alumni back to campus for a fireside chat. Guests share their perspectives on everything from launching start-ups to experiencing success and failure to building dynamic and nurturing work cultures.

innovate state with julian posada


About The Speaker

Julian, a serial entrepreneur professional with over 20 years of experience creating and executing strategies to maximize enterprise value in both the private and social impact sectors. Currently, the Founder and President of LiftUp enterprises, a for-profit holding company that focuses on both economic and social outcomes, that accelerates the stability and mobility of individuals in low-income communities. Prior to this, he was the President and CEO of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations serving as the top Fire business executive leading the strategic planning and overall management of the club. Posada has served on numerous non-profit boards over his career. Currently, he sits on the boards of the WTTW Public Television, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ), Forefront, Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), and The Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute. Julian earned an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. from Michigan State University.


About Innovate State

Every year, Innovate State features Spartan entrepreneurs, innovators, and disruptors to join our community for a fireside chat. In these 60-minute interviews, guests share their perspectives on everything from business to family life; the hard knocks of the hustle to maintaining work/life balance. These are stories of success, stories of failure, and stories of uncommon will.

Innovate State is proudly brought to you by the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in collaboration with the MSU Innovation Center and MSU Alumni Office. Innovate State kicks-off at 6 p.m. and are free to the community. Events will be held via Zoom. Early registration is highly encouraged.

Please join us, virtually, for Innovate State, with Julian Posada, on Tue., January 26th at 6 p.m. (Eastern Time).