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ENTREPRENEURS IN RESIDENCE

Entrepreneurs In Residence are available on a mentor by mentor basis. Choose a mentor from the list below to contact directly about setting up an appointment.

STUDENTS: In the email, include your name, preferred phone number, preferred email address and a description of what you wish to talk to the mentor about.

Click an email link below to contact a mentor. If clicking the link does not work for you, copy the email address and paste into the email application of your choice.

If you have a conflict arise and cannot keep your appointment, it is your responsibility to communicate directly with the EIR and inform them.

When contacting a mentor for the first time, please copy Philip Gonsher on the email - gonsherp@umkc.edu


Chris Cardinal - Strategy, Communications, Marketing, IT, Health Care
chris@welltodo.com

Chris Cardinal is an entrepreneur, data strategist, and expert in organizational strategy, development, and communications. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Welltodo mobile health technologies and Co-Founder and Partner at Huddle Strategic Relations. Chris is driven by a belief in the power of doing good, and guided by eight years of experience building successful political, nonprofit, and corporate campaigns. Read More


Jene Hong - Venture Funding, Services, Marketing + Sales, Strategy
ironmomhong@att.net

Jene' Hong received her degree in accounting from Texas Christian University later earning designation as a Certified Public Accountant. In addition she held Series 6 & 63 Securities licenses, as well as a Health Life and Annuities license. She began her career in public accounting gaining experience in audits, tax, general accounting, and business valuations for both public and privately held companies, unions, nonprofits, trust and individuals. Read More


Michael J. Sanders - Strategy, Marketing, Sales, IT
michael@tbfusion.com

Michael J. Sanders began his diverse career in 1971 with Bell Labs designing computers. After 5 years, based on his strong interest in building new businesses and learning all aspects of business operations he joined United Computing Services (Sprint subsidiary offering cloud computing on very large computers) and assumed duties in computer and network operations, strategic planning, product marketing, industry marketing and director of marketing. Read More


Evan Stewart - IT, Manufacturing, Operations, Strategy
eatchange@gmail.com

Evan Stewart has devoted his time and energy to the computing industry since his graduation from KSU in 1965 with a BS in Mathematics. His early work focused on developing software solutions in the scientific arena that built on his degree from KSU. Including developing language compilers, operating systems, aerospace designs, early ERP solutions for manufacturing, optical character recognition, etc. Read More