Voices of the Region: Entrepreneurship In The St. Louis Region
Join us as we learn from the best voices in the region and inspire a greater St. Louis in our Voices of the Region speaker series.
In “Entrepreneurship In The St. Louis Region,” hear from St. Louis entrepreneurs on how they launched and continue to grow their business. They will share their journey, lessons learned, and best practices to succeed.
Date: March 5, 2020
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300, St. Louis, MO 63102
Cedric Cobb, President, Best Wardrobe Solutions
Cedric Cobb, a dynamic gentleman who lives a life of passion for fashion, business, and technology, is one of the best-kept secrets in the fashion and technology industry. He has brought true attention to detail in the wardrobes of men all around the world. His background in retail and growing up the son of a professional seamstress and entrepreneur has led him to own and operate an international men’s fashion technology company named “Best Wardrobe Solutions.” Cedric, representing Wardrobe Solutions, landed a deal on Shark Tank earlier this year.
As a motivational speaker, Cedric shares incredible personal stories of success, failure, persistence, hard work and events that impacted his life which contributes to his delivering a thrilling keynote address. Furthermore, being raised by a single mother and overcoming a learning disability have made his story extremely impactful to audiences across the US.
Jim Eberlin, CEO, TopOPPS
Christopher Swenson, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Varsity Tutors
Christopher Swenson, vice president and General Counsel, began working with Varsity Tutors as its outside counsel shortly after the company started. He became Vice President and General Counsel in 2015 after 19 years in private practice. Chris came to Varsity Tutors from the national law firm of Polsinelli PC, an 800-attorney full-service firm, where he led the Startup Ventures Group of the St. Louis office. Chris received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Law in 1996 with distinction/Order of Bench and Robe and received his BSBA with distinction and BA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993. Chris, who resides in St. Louis, has a wife and three children; he serves on the board of Angels’ Arms, a nonprofit dedicated to helping sibling groups stay together during foster care before finding permanent homes.