Entrepreneurial veterans Jane Quartel and Maurice Foxworth join the Entrepreneurially Thinking team to talk about the many roads to becoming a business owner and the role entrepreneurship has played in their careers.
Before Jane became Global Strategic Product Lead – Food Protection Business at DuPont Nutrition & Health she parlayed her C-suite experience to acquire and lead Halcyon Shades. Listen to hear how Jane made this transition and how her entrepreneurial mindset is still hard at work back in corporate, as well as through her participation as a mentor in the St. Louis entrepreneurship ecosystem. She also reflects on how being married to an entrepreneur influenced her own path to business ownership.
Jane is a Square One mentor at CET and like Maurice, she is a proud SLU alumni.
Among other things, Maurice has a a JD from SLU Law, decades of experience helping HBCU’s enhance their capacity for scientific research, distinction as the founding director of SLU’s office of innovation and intellectual property, and more than two decades of experience in technology-based initiatives and transactions both domestically and abroad. He is regarded as a national leader and pioneer in the area of commercializing technology from non-traditional sources. In addition to being a member of CET’s Board of Directors, Maurice is active locally in urban farming ventures through his company, Innovation Works.