BUNEEC | The Bryant University NorthEast Entrepreneurship Conference
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Bryant University Northeast Entrepreneurship Conference

At BUNEEC, we foster a strong entrepreneurial culture among our attendees.  Through breakout sessions and keynote speakers, you will learn the tools and strategies needed to enhance your skills and transform your future.


Join young entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of innovation at one of the region’s largest entrepreneurship events.


Bryant University
Smithfield, RI


Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Starting at 12:00pm

Keynote speakers

Learn from global innovators and industry visionaries.

Radha Agrawal

Radha Agrawal started her career on Wall Street, but hated it. So she’s spent her career as a serial social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Super Sprowtz, a  children’s nutrition education company who has engaged over 1 million children to make better food choices.

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington is the inventor of the infomercial, original judge on ABC’s Shark Tank, and pioneer of the “As Seen On TV” industry. He has launched over 500 products resulting in more than $5 billion in sales worldwide.

Alan Gertner

Alan Gertner is the co-founder and CEO of Tokyo Smoke, a modern lifestyle business that is inclusive of cannabis. With an increased focus on the storytelling and normalization process, Alan provides great insight into what is set to be a $+100 Billion industry, surpassing tobacco and rivaling the alcohol industry.

Dave Greco

Dave Greco, the owner of Salespreneur  confidently walked into the Shark Tank and said “I can sell anything to anybody at any time.”  Dave will  tell his story of diving into the Shark Tank and competing for deals with some of the most successful entrepreneur.

Breakout speakers

John Collins

Hatched from an idea in college, John eventually grew Bros of our Lives into one of the most popular clothing lines in the region.   Based out of Cape Cod, the company is dedicated to the “bro” lifestyle.

John Duke Logan

A graduate of Bryant University’s Class of 2016, John is employed by the New England Patriots as a Digital Content Associate. He routinely uses his innovative strategies to improve the Patriots organization, such as using his magic abilities to inspire many Patriots players. Was their victory in Super Bowl LI the deed of John Logan? Come find out!

Dylan Husted

Founder of SaveOhno, a crowd-campaigning platform where people, brands, and nonprofits team up to create a better world.  A college student himself, learn his story about how to balance running a business and maintaining academic prowess.

Michael Kurson & Neil Quigley

Briggs Original Boston Cranberry is a start-up led by two college students no older than any of us college students! They are planning to be a household name by the Summer of 2017 and they produce a naturally-flavored cranberry spiked seltzer drink that is gaining a lot of popularity among locals in the Northeast.

Melissa Bowler

To be successful in the startup world, you must be able to sell. You will often find yourself in a situation where you are going to have to think on the spot. Melissa Bowler is the Executive Director at the Providence Improv Guild. Come to her session and you’ll be ready to sell in no time.

Alex Stone

Veteran of the Marine Corps & Founder of Athletes of Valor, a platform that connects American military veterans with college coaches. This new venture supports transitioning servicemen and women from service to career by leveraging collegiate sports.

Ed Brady

A 2006 Bryant alumnus and serial restaurant entrepreneur, Ed is the owner of Thirsty Beaver in Smithfield and Cranston, Milk Money in Providence, Say Cheese in Providence, and 4corners Coffee – the home of the “square donut” in Warwick. Come learn how he built his restaurant group in 5 short years!

Kris Hart

Kris is the founder & CEO of Nextgengolf, the leading entity supporting golfer in their 20s and 30s in the US. He leads a company focused on making the game of golf better for young adults.They work hard each and every day to provide great golf tournaments and memorable golf experiences for young adults nationwide.

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