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Northwest Missouri State University


Faculty/Staff Spotlight

June 26, 2014

Magazine names Larry Lee among ‘50 Missourians’ to know

Larry Lee

Larry Lee

Larry Lee, the director of Northwest Missouri State University’s Dean L Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), is featured this month in Ingram’s business magazine as one of “50 Missourians You Should Know.”

The listing includes business executives, educators and state leaders as well as a musician, the founder of a St. Louis chess club and a former NFL player.

Lee, who assumed the CIE director role in 2012, leads recruitment efforts, tenant relations and manages the overall business and administrative affairs of the facility. Previously, he served in multiple roles at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). He also was director of the Northwest’s SBTDC branch in St. Joseph.

The 46,679 square-foot CIE is a mixed-use incubator with an emphasis on technology-based, start-up companies. It also provides assistance to existing small businesses and encourages development of new small businesses. Its academic wing contains more than 16,000 square feet of highly specialized teaching and research labs and offices.

Currently, the CIE’s tenants include a company specializing in nanoparticles and a biomass venture working to turn sorghum into a material for furniture, paneling or flooring.

To read the Ingram’s feature and view the complete list of “50 Missourians You Should Know,” click here.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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