REDe Entrepreneurship Summit

REDe Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual speaker event the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) launched since 2018. Our goal for the REDe Summit is to inspire students with varied academic backgrounds, such as in the arts, engineering, pharmacy, or business, to engage in entrepreneurship.

This summit is created to encourage, celebrate, and enhance entrepreneurial endeavors among Ole Miss students across campus, with a different focus each year.

November 2nd, 2023 | 9:30-11:00am

Student Union Ballroom

The Founders of Curtsy

David Oates, Clara Agnes Ault, William Ault, Eli Allen

David Oates | Co-Founder & CEO 

David studied Computer Science at Northeastern University and he is Co-founder and CEO of Curtsy. He leads product design and Curtsy’s implementation of AI to power personalized item recommendations. In his free time, he captains a recreation ultimate frisbee team and enjoys biking around the Bay Area.

Clara Agnes Ault | Co-Founder & Head of Community and People Operations

Clara Agnes studied marketing communications at Ole Miss and is the Co-founder and Head of community and people at Curtsy. She oversees and manages all customer-facing initiatives at Curtsy in Marketing, Product, and Customer Service. Clara Agnes is known for her hot sauce collection, her interest in world travel, and swimming in the frigid San Francisco Bay.

William Ault | Co-Founder & Product Growth

William studied Computer Science at Ole Miss and is the Co-founder and Head of Growth at Curtsy. He focuses on growing the business through marketing and product inanities to reach more customers. Outside the office, William has developed a recent love for pickleball and enjoys visiting farmers’ markets on the weekends.

Eli Allen | Co-Founder & CTO

Eli studied Computer Science at Ole Miss and he is the Co-founder and CTO of Curtsy. He leads the Curtsy engineering team and focuses on building the Curtsy iOS app. Outside of the office, he enjoys writing, video games, and competing in triathlons.


Past speakers

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