The Gies Download

Featuring the business leaders, alumni, faculty, and students making an impact, the Gies Download podcast tells the story of Gies College of Business and of the thought leaders it fosters.

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Jul 11, 2022 Accountancy Business Administration Faculty Finance Student

PODCAST: iVenture director Manu Edakara

The expectation was that Manu Edakara would become a doctor or lawyer, but his passion was for something far different: entrepreneurship. Today, Manu heads up the iVenture Accelerator at the University of Illinois, helping budding entrepreneurs follow their passions as well. Manu is Tim Sinclair’s guest on this episode of the Gies Download.





Check out our previous episodes:

May 26, 2022 – Gies professor Don Fullerton on environment and economy
May 4, 2022 – Secret Service agent turned iMBA student Lucy Chang Evans
March 28, 2022 – Accounting professor Nerissa Brown
Feb. 18, 2022 – Former Olympian Brock Kreitzburg
Feb. 8, 2022 – SAA Executive Director Jackie Price-Osafo
Nov. 19, 2021 – Marketing professor Tiffany White
Oct. 21, 2021 – Super Bowl champion Nick Allegretti
Sept. 8, 2021 – Dean Jeff Brown
Aug. 24, 2021 – Athletic Director Josh Whitman