The Entrepreneurship Hour speaker series provides a venue for students to engage and network with world-class entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders from across the globe. This gateway class explores fundamental topics in entrepreneurship such as emerging business models, new venture creation, and technology commercialization while exposing both undergraduate (freshmen – seniors) and graduate students to the ecosystem in a variety of industries. Note: These talks are open to the community as space permits. 


Winter 2019 Speakers include:


Jonathan Fay – Dixon and Carol Doll Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship

Sonali Vijayavargiya – Founder and Managing Director at Augment Ventures

Katherine Ryder – Founder and CEO of Maven

Ed Olson – Co-Founder and CEO May Mobility

Jessica Alter – Co-founder and Board Member of Tech for Campaigns

Jeff Lawson – Co-Founder and CEO at Twilio Inc.

Jason Corso – Co-Founder and CEO Voxel51

Elyse Kemmerer White – CSO Neurocore


You can see past speaker lineups here.


  • Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Stamps Auditorium, North Campus
  • Credits:  1
  • Grading:  Pass / Fail
  • Prereq:  None
  • Instructors:  Eric Bacyinski and Christine Gordon
  • NOTE: you may take this course up to 3x