Featured Alumni: Brian Dzingai

highres_85311962Brian has found success in his pursuits in athletics and entrepreneurship. After his time at Truman State University, Brian earned his MBA at Florida State University, co-founded two companies (Dash Stone Capital and Athletepreneur), and has placed fourth in the 200-m dash at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Brian has channeled his knowledge of the business world and his athletic prowess into his ventures. At Dash Stone Capital, Brian works as an advisory associate, which involves “the identification of funding opportunities in emerging markets, performing due diligence, and financial analysis.”  At Athletepreneur, a company that aims to inspire and mentor collegiate and professional athletes to “become innovators and entrepreneurs,” Brian is excited about a “compelling story from an Athletepreneur” that will be featured in the Yahoo! series “Driven.” Just this year, Brian founded yet another company, Mowdo, an application that is using technology to “connect” the $74 billion dollar lawn care market.
To Brian, the demanding nature of Truman’s curriculum has prepared him well “for the rigors of [his] job and olympic training.” In the future, Brian hopes to run a venture capital firm in Africa, promoting and “fostering a sense of innovation.”



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