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ENTR 407: Entrepreneurship Hour

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This weekly seminar series, also open to the public (12:30-1:20pm in Stamps Auditorium on North Campus), invites disruptive, influential, and respected entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders to speak to students about their personal experiences founding, financing, and managing a startup venture. Following the lecture, students will be able to meet the guest speaker and network with members of the entrepreneurial community. Students can take the pass/fail course up to 3 times for credit.

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E-Hour Schedule

ANDREW MUYANJA - Menlo Innovations

Since joining Menlo Innovations in 2014, Andrew Muyanja has worked on a diverse set of High-Tech Anthropology® projects, in domains like logistics, biomedical devices, auto manufacturing, medical software, furniture retailing, and insurance. Andrew also works as an organizational change consultant.

Jan 17

ANDREW MUYANJA - Menlo Innovations

Since joining Menlo Innovations in 2014, Andrew Muyanja has worked on a diverse set of High-Tech Anthropology® projects, in domains like logistics, biomedical devices, auto manufacturing, medical software, furniture retailing, and insurance. Andrew also works as an organizational change consultant.

Jan 17

DAVID BARRETT - Expensify

David Barrett is the founder and CEO of Expensify, a fintech pioneer and industry giant with millions of users worldwide. A software engineer by trade, David takes a unique approach to hiring that focuses on life beyond code. Unsatisfied with the Silicon Valley “pump and dump” playbook, David and the Expensify team instead built a profitable company that now processes billions of dollars a month.

Jan 24

DAVID BARRETT - Expensify

David Barrett is the founder and CEO of Expensify, a fintech pioneer and industry giant with millions of users worldwide. A software engineer by trade, David takes a unique approach to hiring that focuses on life beyond code. Unsatisfied with the Silicon Valley “pump and dump” playbook, David and the Expensify team instead built a profitable company that now processes billions of dollars a month.

Jan 24

SAM SCHILLACE - Google

Sam Schillace is the VP of Engineering for Google Maps. He served as the SVP, Engineering at Box, where he was responsible for the engineering and QA teams. Prior to Box, he spent several years at Google where he was an Engineering Director of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Groups, Google Reader, Blogger and Picasa. He co-founded Writely which he sold to Google in 2006 to form the core of Google Docs.

Jan 31

SAM SCHILLACE - Google

Sam Schillace is the VP of Engineering for Google Maps. He served as the SVP, Engineering at Box, where he was responsible for the engineering and QA teams. Prior to Box, he spent several years at Google where he was an Engineering Director of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Groups, Google Reader, Blogger and Picasa. He co-founded Writely which he sold to Google in 2006 to form the core of Google Docs.

Jan 31

SAMIR KAUL - Khosla Ventures

Samir is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on health, sustainability, food, and advanced technology investments. Samir led the firm’s investments in Editas Medicine [NASDAQ: EDIT], EtaGen, Guardant Health [NASDAQ: GH], Impossible Foods, Nutanix [NASDAQ: NTNX], Oscar, Pymetrics, and View, among others.

Feb 7

SAMIR KAUL - Khosla Ventures

Samir is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on health, sustainability, food, and advanced technology investments. Samir led the firm’s investments in Editas Medicine [NASDAQ: EDIT], EtaGen, Guardant Health [NASDAQ: GH], Impossible Foods, Nutanix [NASDAQ: NTNX], Oscar, Pymetrics, and View, among others.

Feb 7

MAX SHTEIN - University of Michigan

Max has made enabling contributions to the science and technology of organic optoelectronics, including the modeling and demonstration of novel devices and highly scalable methods of device processing, some of which are being commercialized. He joined the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Michigan in 2004, where he has focused on the physics and technology of organic optoelectronic materials and devices.

Feb 14

MAX SHTEIN - University of Michigan

Max has made enabling contributions to the science and technology of organic optoelectronics, including the modeling and demonstration of novel devices and highly scalable methods of device processing, some of which are being commercialized. He joined the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Michigan in 2004, where he has focused on the physics and technology of organic optoelectronic materials and devices.

Feb 14

AMANDA LEWAN - Bamboo Detroit

Amanda Lewan is a writer and entrepreneur. After moving home to Detroit in the middle of the great recession, she endeavored to create work that moves our changing region forward. Amanda spent time working at a variety of startups in marketing and operations, before launching Bamboo. One of the first co-working spaces in Detroit, Bamboo specializes in building collaborative work spaces and community. She bootstrapped Bamboo from a $5,000 loan to 500+ members  expanding to multiple locations, and serving as a catalyst for Detroit’s ecosystem.

Feb 21

AMANDA LEWAN - Bamboo Detroit

Amanda Lewan is a writer and entrepreneur. After moving home to Detroit in the middle of the great recession, she endeavored to create work that moves our changing region forward. Amanda spent time working at a variety of startups in marketing and operations, before launching Bamboo. One of the first co-working spaces in Detroit, Bamboo specializes in building collaborative work spaces and community. She bootstrapped Bamboo from a $5,000 loan to 500+ members  expanding to multiple locations, and serving as a catalyst for Detroit’s ecosystem.

Feb 21

JONATHAN GOLDEN - New Enterprise Associates

Jonathan Golden is a Partner at NEA, where he focuses on consumer, marketplace and bottoms-up SaaS investments. Before joining NEA, Jonathan was Director of Product at Airbnb, where he helped the company scale 100x over six years. As the company’s first product manager, he was instrumental in building out significant parts of the product in the early days.

Mar 13

JONATHAN GOLDEN - New Enterprise Associates

Jonathan Golden is a Partner at NEA, where he focuses on consumer, marketplace and bottoms-up SaaS investments. Before joining NEA, Jonathan was Director of Product at Airbnb, where he helped the company scale 100x over six years. As the company’s first product manager, he was instrumental in building out significant parts of the product in the early days.

Mar 13

UMA SUBRAMANIAN - Aero Technologies

Uma Subramanian is the CEO of Aero Technologies, a stealth company focused on next generation air travel. Prior to joining Aero, Uma was a pioneer in Urban Air Mobility space, as the founding CEO of Voom.Flights, an Airbus company, which built an urban air mobility network. Under Uma’s leadership, Voom.Flights launched in Brazil and Mexico.

Mar 20

UMA SUBRAMANIAN - Aero Technologies

Uma Subramanian is the CEO of Aero Technologies, a stealth company focused on next generation air travel. Prior to joining Aero, Uma was a pioneer in Urban Air Mobility space, as the founding CEO of Voom.Flights, an Airbus company, which built an urban air mobility network. Under Uma’s leadership, Voom.Flights launched in Brazil and Mexico.

Mar 20

KATHLEEN SIENKO - University of Michigan

Dr. Kathleen Sienko is an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at U-M. She specializes in global health and medical device design, rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics, design science, and engineering education. Her research areas include Ergonomics and Rehabilitation and Organ and Whole Body Biomechanics.

Mar 27

KATHLEEN SIENKO - University of Michigan

Dr. Kathleen Sienko is an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at U-M. She specializes in global health and medical device design, rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics, design science, and engineering education. Her research areas include Ergonomics and Rehabilitation and Organ and Whole Body Biomechanics.

Mar 27

Every entrepreneur has a journey, learn how with Entrepreneurship Hour

Now is the time to take a risk. Learning to trust your gut and take a leap can make all the difference. No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe.

It is inevitable that one will fail at some point. What you do after determines the course of your future. Sometimes you learn to go a different direction or discover a new path to a successful outcome.

College is about expanding your comfort zone experiencing new things and new ways of thinking. Learning how to look at life or problems you encounter from this fresh perspective can help you attain your goals, both personally and professionally.

Discussing, planning, strategizing are necessary, but eventually one must execute. Gaining the skills and the knowledge are only one part of the puzzle. In the end you have to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

407 E-Hour Winter Enrollment

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Engaging Discussions

After their presentations, the entrepreneur will sit down with Jonathan Fay, Director of CFE, 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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