Olin alum joins effort to build Missouri startups

  • December 18, 2017
  • By Kurt Greenbaum
  • 1 minute read

Serial entrepreneur and Olin grad David Dresner, BSBA ’10, has been tapped to join an effort aimed at encouraging more brainstorming, roadshows, and other efforts to build Missouri’s startup ecosystem.

It’s a joint effort by the Missouri Department of Revenue, the University of Missouri School of Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, and accounting firm Brown Smith Wallace, according to a piece published last week in The Vital Voice:

“The roadshows will gather officials from the Missouri Department of Revenue, the University of Missouri, and certain attorneys and accountants with key start-up players to discuss important start-up related issues for the state of Missouri. This collaboration seeks to improve the outreach by state government and experts to Missouri’s entrepreneurs and business owners.”

The Vital Voice quoted Dresner on entrepreneurs’ need to seek out ways to improve, adapt, and advance. “A group of very intelligent and influential people will be putting their heads together to create an improved environment to start and grow a business,” said Dresner, founder of three startups, beginning during his time at Olin.

Dresner is the founder of Sleeve a Message, a customizable beverage sleeve company founded while he was still a student, and its sister company Coast a Message. He has recently launched gourmet potsticker-maker Crispy Edge in St. Louis.

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Kurt Greenbaum

Kurt Greenbaum

As communications director for WashU Olin Business School, my job is to find and share great stories about our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. I've worked for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management as communications director and as a journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sun-Sentinel in South Florida and the Chicago Tribune.

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