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CANCELLED: Lunch 'n Learn with Mike Draper, Owner of RAYGUN

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Name: CANCELLED: Lunch 'n Learn with Mike Draper, Owner of RAYGUN
Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:

UPDATE (10/18/18 AT 12:00 PM): Due to unforseen circumstances (Mike Draper is home sick), this Lunch 'n Learn is cancelled. A rescheduled date is still TBD. YPC will process all attendees a full refund. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Myers at prodevelopment@ypcDSM.com

Mike Draper, founder and owner of RAYGUN in Des Moines, will be speaking to Young Professionals Connection at our October Lunch ‘n Learn.

RAYGUN has been dubbed “The Greatest Store in the Universe” by RAYGUN. Mike Draper is from Van Meter, Iowa, and a 2004 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. After being rejected from a fellowship in European history, Mike opened his one-man shop in the East Village of Des Moines in 2005. “With no business experience, no design experience, no retail experience, and no outside funding, investors were not lined up around the corner!” Mike jokes. “Back then, I was the only employee. So I designed your shirt, printed your shirt, sold you your shirt, and unclogged the toilet after you used the bathroom - you know who you are.”  

RAYGUN is headquartered in the East Village of Des Moines a few blocks from the hospital where Mike was born. Mike says, “So geographically speaking, I have not come very far in life. But RAYGUN is still in business, and will hopefully stay that way.” Mike will share how he’s transformed RAYGUN into a Midwest sensation by chasing his dreams.


Java Joe's - Amphitheater
214 4th Street
Downtown Des Moines, IA 50309
Parking is available via street metered parking or downtown parking ramps
Contact Information:
Professional Development Chair: Peter Myers
Thank you to our sponsor, Java Joe's, this event is $10 for members and $15 for non-members (or you can join YPC for the year at $25/person).
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