AdVentures CEO Brent Beshore is Today’s Honoree

Brent because is an extremely successful entrepreneur and investor, but also works tirelessly to promote entrepreneurship in the midwest. From founding The League of Innovators a creative not-for-profit dedicated to fostering innovation, to speaking to the MU Entrepreneurship Alliance, to allowing the 4-H Build A Business camp students to host camp at his beautiful office building, Brent is always looking for ways to promote the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Brent Beshore is the CEO and founder of AdVentures, which invests in communications-based companies. These investments range from ad agencies and media properties to a software development firm and a film company. There are currently 13 active investments and AdVentures was recently ranked #28 on the 2011 Inc. 500.

Brent is involved in the national startup scene, serving on the advisory board of Startup Missouri; he recently joined Gen Y Capital Partners, a $30 million venture capital tech fund based out of NYC, as a venture partner.

Brent is the founder of the League of Innovators, which is a 16,000-sq. ft. co-working space and entrepreneurial incubator; he is involved in a number of nonprofits as a board member, including the Heart of Missouri United Way and the Community Foundation of Central Missouri. Brent’s efforts in launching the Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery Facebook page and raising $2 million for the relief efforts garnered him a 2011 VH1 Do Something Award nomination.

Visit Brent Beshore for more information.

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