University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Entrepreneur Forum features Craig Silvernagel Sept. 20

The Center for Innovation’s next Entrepreneur Forum features Craig Silvernagel, advertising agency founder and chair of the Entrepreneurship Department. He will present an introduction to brand development and branding at noon Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Idea Lab at the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center.

Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to this noon educational and networking event, which is free and open to the public. Space is limited and participants are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early.

In July, 2012, Silvernagel became the chair of the Entrepreneurship Department in the College of Business and Public Administration, where he has taught entrepreneurship courses since 2003. Silvernagel came to UND from the University of Minnesota-Crookston (UMC), where he helped develop a new program emphasis in entrepreneurship while serving as a marketing faculty member. Prior to his time at UMC, he owned a full-service advertising agency he co-founded in 1994, and worked with several regional and national firms including Arctic Cat, Christian Brothers Hockey, and Simplot Soilbuilders. An alumnus of UND, Silvernagel received B.B.A. in 1992, an M.B.A. in 1995, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in educational leadership with a cognate in entrepreneurship.

The Entrepreneur Forum is a series of events hosted by the Center for Innovation to provide inspiring speakers and networking opportunities for the community. The Center for Innovation is a division of the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of North Dakota that provides assistance to innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and secure access to capital from private and public sources.