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Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Hosted by the Cal Lutheran Steven Dorfman Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this monthly Speaker Series is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and people who have an entrepreneurial mindset to network with each other, and learn from other experienced entrepreneurs. It is a forum where like-minded and passionate people come together to share their ideas and build relationships. The community is filled with great connections and individuals who are enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and helping new businesses get their start.

The events will begin with a keynote speaker(s), followed by audience Q&A. There will be networking before and after the speakers, so you will have the opportunity to meet our guest speakers and other participants! 

Please join us for an upcoming event, or watch and learn from the recorded speaker keynotes available in our YouTube channel playlist.

Past Events:
Petra Griffith Portrait
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 

A Fireside Chat With Ian Hathaway: Startup Communities & Early-Stage Startups

Guest Speaker: Ian Hathaway, Co-Founder and General Partner of Far Out Ventures.


Petra Griffith Portrait
Thursday, October 5, 2023 

Italian Startup Ecosystem: Accelerating Growth and Investment for Impact

Guest Speaker:Robert Pieroni, Director of Italian Business Development for gener8tor.


Matthew Weismen

Jordan Orlick

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Good Sports: Finding and Involving Professional Athletes in your Startup

Guest Speakers: Matthew Weisman and Jordan Orlick, Co-Founders of LetzChat. Bryant McKinnie, NFL, College Football Hall of Fame.


Petra Griffith Portrait
Monday, October 17, 2022 

Everything Ventured: Petra Griffith Shares Her Venture Capitalist Journey

Guest Speaker: Petra Griffith, Managing Director, Wedbush Ventures


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