Innovation and Inspiration Speaker Series: Kevin Bubolz

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Iowa JPEC is partnering with the IVETS Veteran Innovation Series 

As an Army helicopter pilot, Kevin Bubolz saw firsthand the benefits of animal-assisted interactions while deployed overseas. This experience inspired him to start a mission to spread smiles with his golden retriever, Ellie.

After the military, Bubolz completed his MBA at the University of Minnesota and worked at several companies, from a small tech startup to Microsoft. During this journey, he began experimenting with various types of marketing and realized the potential of short-form video.

Bubolz has built a community of more than 5 million people worldwide and averages more than 50 million monthly engagements on his social media (@EllieGoldenLife), blog, and website.

In early 2022, Kevin and his wife left corporate jobs to pursue their entrepreneurial passion full-time. Together their company, Golden Retriever Life, partners with brands to entertain, engage, and connect with diverse audiences through captivating content.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Main Lounge (First Floor)
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jan Finlayson in advance at 319-321-7360 or