Marquette University News Release

Pioneer of Ziploc to discuss entrepreneurialism in new speaker series

November 5, 2013

Event Information:
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union
Monaghan Ballroom
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Inventor Steven Ausnit, considered a pioneer who helped create the Ziploc bag, will discuss his six decades of business ventures and entrepreneurialism to mark Entrepreneurship Week on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. A reception precedes the keynote event at 5 p.m.

Registration for this free, public event is available online.

Ausnit formed Minigrip Inc., and played an integral role in the development of the re-closable plastic bag. Now retired from Minigrip, Ausnit remains an active entrepreneur, investing in various businesses around the world while holding 116 patents in his name and co-holding 67 others.

Ausnit’s appearance is the first of a new “After Hours” speaker series established by the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, which along with the Coleman Foundation of Chicago, is sponsoring the event.

Media wishing to speak to Ausnit should contact Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-1988 or

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