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SMU Alumnus Matt Alexander discusses the college lessons that launched his entrepreneurial career

Lecture will kick start Dedman College Alumni Connection Series

October 6, 2015

DALLAS (SMU) – The SMU Dedman College Alumni Connection Series of lectures will launch its 2015-16 series in mid-October when alumnus and entrepreneur Matt Alexander ’10 takes the stage at Vester Hughes Auditorium in SMU’s Caruth Hall.

Alexander will discuss how the lessons he learned at SMU about innovation, English, computer science and fashion prepared him for his entrepreneurial career.

In 2013, Alexander founded his first online company, Need, as a “curated shopping” site aimed at young men with disposable incomes. In February, Alexander launched his second site, Foremost, which sells informal, Dallas-made clothing for men and women in their 20s.

The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15. The event is free and open to the public.

At a Glance

What: SMU alumnus and entrepreneur Matt Alexander ‘10, founder of Need, discusses how the lessons he learned at SMU prepared him for a successful business career.

Who’s invited: The event is free and open to the public.

When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 15

RSVP: Please RSVP with Margi Evans at 214-768-2608 or mfevans@smu.edu

Where: Vester Hughes Auditorium, Caruth Hall, 3145 Dyer Street

Sponsor: Dedman College and the Department of Computer Science at the Lyle School of Engineering

FUTURE ALUMNI CONNECTION SERIES LECTURE DATES INCLUDE:

Oct. 29 — Texas State Rep. Rafael Anchia, ’90, world changer spotlight

April 2016 — Pittsburgh Steeler Kelvin Beachum, ’11

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