About the Center

The Steven Dorfman Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to the study and the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in both academic and real-world settings. We use the latest teaching techniques to educate undergraduate and graduate students, and we support the startup ecosystem around us through programs, events, and other resources. Our Westlake Center houses a full-service co-work space, Hub101, where startups can operate, collaborate, and seek expert help.

The Center is generously supported through a gift by Steve Dorfman. Mr. Dorfman served as CEO of Hughes Space and Communications Co., Hughes Telecommunications and Space, and Hughes Communications. During his time at Hughes, his responsibilities ranged from directing the landing of five probes on Venus to helping create DirecTV. Mr. Dorfman has been a member of the School of Management’s Advisory Council and the Dean’s Executive Council for several years.

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