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

Feb 1, 2019 – Sonali Vijayavargiya – Founder and Managing Director at Augment Ventures

Feb 8, 2019 – Katherine Ryder – Founder and CEO of Maven

Feb 15, 2019 – Brian Kelly – Co-Founder & CEO of Censys

Feb 22, 2019 – Ed Olson – Co-Founder and CEO May Mobility

March 15, 2019 – Jessica Alter – Co-Founder and Board Member of Tech for Campaigns

March 22, 2019 – Shane Green – CEO of digi.me and Co-Founder of UBDI

March 29, 2019 – Jeff Lawson – Co-Founder and CEO at Twilio Inc.

April 5, 2019 – Jason Corso – Co-Founder and CEO Voxel51

April 12, 2019 – Elyse Kemmerer White – Co-Founder of Tangent Medical Technologies

April 19, 2019 – Kevin Crosby – Portfolio Management – Amazon Alexa Fund

You can see past speaker lineups here.

WINTER 2019: CLASS INFO

  • 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