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Christopher Harrison

Entrepreneur in Madison

Running Ideas

PRESENTED ON AUG 23, 2017
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 23

Christopher Harrison presents his adventures while trying to find a direction in life. Starting with a chance meeting at last year's Forward Festival, that triggered his move to Portugal to earn his Graduate Degree, which then precipitated his participating in the life or death 'Running with the Bulls' in Spain, during which inspired his latest idea. Chris shares how serendipity played a role in each of the moments that have lead to life changing decisions that have ultimately brought him here today.

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