Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kabara speaker Oct. 25 to talk about entrepreneurship

The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies  will present the next event of the fall 2013 speaker series today, Friday, Oct. 25.

A successful entrepreneur, Mark Schweiger has led and managed various teams to success. He will share some of his experiences with students from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Common Room. The event is also sponsored by the Department of Business, the Envision Club and the Business and Public Relations Club.

Schweiger is co-founder of Sologear LLC, located in Middleton, Wis. Sologear developed a proprietary fuel technology and he leads the sales, marketing and strategy functions. Prior to Sologear, he co-founded another company that was sold to a Fortune 500 firm. His background includes an MBA from the UW-Madison and progressive marketing management positions with Smucker’s and Kraft Foods.

Schweiger has served several religious organizations in roles that include children’s ministry leader, church deacon, church elder and Christian school board chair. He was co-chair of a capital campaign for UW Hospital cancer research and was a member of the advisory board for the UW Entrepreneurship Association. He feels truly honored to be part of the Care Net board.