Howard Lerner at UMSL

Howard Lerner, co-founder of Kaldi’s Coffee, leads an interactive presentation April 23 in the Millennium Student Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Lerner’s talk was titled “How to Beat a Bully: Kaldi’s vs. Starbucks.” He sold his stake in St. Louis-based Kaldi’s in 2007 and launched Inbru Coffee Flavors in 2010.

Lerner and Jim McKelvey, co-founder of the mobile payment company Square, were featured speakers during Research & Innovation Week. UMSL’s Office of Research Administration held the events and activities April 22-26.

The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.

Tom Hockett

Tom Hockett