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Entrepreneurship Hour (EHour) Speaker Series

This weekly, in-person seminar series invites disruptive, influential, and respected entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders in a "TEDTalk" style presentation about their personal experiences founding, financing, and managing a startup venture. Join the CFE's Friday speaker series and network with members of U-M's robust entrepreneurial community. ENTR 407 is a 1 credit pass/fail course. ENTR 417 Discussion Section (1 credit, graded) is also available.

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Fall 2023 Lineup

EHour sessions are open to the public. Join us on Fridays at 11:30AM at Stamps Auditorium on North Campus!

Kurt Skiftstad

Dixon and Carol Doll Executive Director

UM Center for Entrepreneurship

September 1

Uma Subramanian



September 8

Mitchell Rohde


Quantum Signal AI, LLC

September 15

Ramita Tandon

Chief Clinical Trials Officer


September 29

Sam Shillace

CVP, Deputy CTO


October 6

Nancy Xiao & Jim Xiao

CEO | Founder and President


October 13

Andy Lapsa



October 20

Mike Stubbs

Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President, Global Operations


October 27

Adrian Fortino

Managing Director

Mercury Fund

November 3

Richard Lui

Bestselling Author | News Anchor | Inclusion Speaker | Filmmaker

November 10

Don Winter

Independent Consultant

US Department of Defense

November 17

Richard Lui

Bestselling Author | News Anchor | Inclusion Speaker | Filmmaker

December 1

Stay tuned for the Winter 2024 speaker lineup.

Engaging Discussions

After their presentations, the entrepreneur will sit down with Eric Bacyinski to discuss their journey and answer questions from the audience.

Weekly Introductions

Each Friday speakers will introduce different facets of the entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed and the many topics, industries, and subject matter anyone can help revolutionize.

Industry Game Changers

Meet top influential and disruptive entrepreneurially- minded leaders from a variety of industry who have sought out innovative solutions to intriguing problems.

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