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Lisa Canning

Lisa Canning is Crowdfund Capital Advisors Education Czar. Canning has been recognized academically for her innovative entrepreneurship education by: The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® in their recent publication (Dec 2014, Elgar Publishing) The New Paradigm: Creatives and Arts Entrepreneurs,  Morris, M (ed.) Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy;  and more recently The Value of Creativity: Implications for industrial design and design entrepreneurship, Nambisan, S (ed.) Embracing Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines.

Canning has been a recognized speaker for the creative industries both in the US and abroad; PNB-NAPEO: 1st U.S. Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference, U.S. State Department, Algiers, Algeria; World Leaders Forum: Judson University, Elgin, IL, Creativity and Entrepreneurship following President of The United States George W Bush; and The 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit by invitation of the White House in Kenya, Nairobi.

With a love for the arts, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, she has developed, and helped others develop, ventures at the intersection of their creativity and business ideas for over 30 years. Her first venture began at the age of 17, from her dorm room at Northwestern University, was recognized by Music Trade Magazine as a Top 200 retailer for over 10 years. In 2002 Canning was the Recipient of The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Women Business Owner of The Year Award. Canning’s current venture, Lisa’s Clarinet Shop, requires less than 15 hours a week to produce a six-figure income.

Canning’s most recent startup IAEOU helps SME’s build crowd, sales & export skills to help them reduce risk, and increase their likelihood for success, by becoming more global more quickly.

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