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StartUp Grind feat. Jason Illian

Thursday, July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
244 N. MOSLEY, Wichita, KS 67202


Join us on July 11th to hear from Jason Illian, tech entrepreneur and Managing Director of Koch Disruptive Technologies,
Jason Illian is the Managing Director of Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the mid-to-late stage venture arm of Koch Industries. KDT’s role is to invest in technology companies that disrupt and transform Koch’s core businesses and expand into new platforms and capabilities. Artificial intelligence, blockchain and crypto, bio IT and genomics, and industrial robotics are just a few segments being explored by KDT. Jason serves on the board of Mesosphere, a hybrid cloud company with notable clients such as Cisco, Uber, JP Morgan and many more.
Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Illian was the Founder and CEO of BookShout, the world's leading B2B e-book company which was acquired by Ambassador Enterprises, a private equity group. In addition to his CEO role, Jason was a Senior Advisor/Entrepreneur-in-Residence to Ambassador Enterprises for all their technology assets and potential acquisitions.
Jason is also a published author and nationally-renown speaker. Jason has presented at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference, the Credit Suisse Global Media and Communications Convergence Conference, and hundreds of other organizations. He has been featured on ABC, The New York Times, and done numerous radio interviews.
Jason graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University with a BBA in International Finance. He continued his education with TCU and the London School of Economics, held the distinguished honor of being named one of the top 20 students in America by USA Today, was a Rhodes scholar finalist, and was an NCAA Academic All-American while being captain of the TCU football team.

This Startup Grind is proudly sponsored by 6 Meridian!

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Distillery 244
Wichita, KS 67202
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