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Doan Winkel

Advisor Bloomington/Normal, Illinois Area, US

Educator (teaching entrepreneurship at Illinois State University) & entrepreneur (Legacy Out Loud & internrocket). Enabler of youth dreams

Educator (teaching entrepreneurship at Illinois State University) & entrepreneur (Legacy Out Loud & internrocket). Enabler of youth dreams

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Involved In


Legacy Out Loud
Entrepreneurship Education Project
That Ain't Normal, LLC


Organizer TEDxNormal December 2014 - present
Co-Founder Legacy Out Loud December 2013 - present
Co-Founder July 2012 - present
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Illinois State University August 2010 - present
Founder and Director Entrepreneurship Education Project August 2010 - present
Co-founder Trepidemic April 2015 - January 2016
Co-Founder That Ain't Normal, LLC March 2014 - August 2015
Associate Director of Programs The George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies December 2012 - May 2015
Co-Creator and Organizer USASBE Launch! January 2013 - January 2015
Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship March 2013 - March 2014


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Lubar School of Business Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior 2006 - 2010
Colorado State University 2004 - 2006

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Accounting
  • • Digital marketing
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Early Stage Funding
  • • Startup Law
  • • Startup Funding
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Networking • Professional development • Leadership • Ideation • Coaching • Business planning • Marketing Strategy • Public speaking

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Direct - ask a question only if you want an answer. Always constructive, but very realistic. I like brevity and focusing on ideas, value, and impact rather than execution and implementation. I am a starter, not a finisher.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Doan is awesome?
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Olga Mack (Kotlyarevskaya)
Assistant General Counsel, Zoosk, Inc.. Previously In-House Counsel, Global Client Deals and Product, Visa.
Andrew Miller
We worked together  •  Director of Business Development, Online Venture Challenge. Previously Business Development Manager, Pamoja Cafe.
As a entrepreneurship professor Doan is well respected and blog and social media channels are well followed by his peers.
Michael Luchies
We worked together  •  The Grind Contributing Writer, Entrepreneur Media and Content Director, Kahuna Business Group.
Doan is an experienced entrepreneur and educator, and one of, if not the best, connector I know. He's extremely resourceful and innovative. ... Doan is someone who can add value to any business or project.
Eric Liguori, PhD
They're my current cofounder  •  Visiting Scolar, Aalto University and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, The University of Tampa.
Doan is a startup bad ass!
Christoph Winkler
Director of Technology, Innovation and Research, CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship (CSE).
Doan deeply cares about entrepreneurship and knows his stuff.
Natascha Thomson
CEO, MarketingXLerator (Boutique Social Media/Marketing/Business Consultancy), Author, Adjunct Instructor at UCSC Ext. Silicon Valley

Mary Juetten
They're my friends  •  Principal & Co-Founder, InnovaPro Consulting and CEO & Founder, McGill grad.
Mary gets shit done. She sets a goal and does it. With gusto and an innovative spirit.