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.
2023 Speaker Series
Good Sports: Finding and Involving Professional Athletes in your Startup
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (7 - 8 pm)
Location: Lundring Events Center
LetzChat is a messaging platform that aims to revolutionize the way we communicate and connect with each other. In their presentation, the founders will discuss how they have worked with professional athletes to improve the platform and make it more accessible and user-friendly for sports fans and athletes alike.
This is a rare opportunity to learn firsthand from the creators of LetzChat and hear about their innovative approach to involving professional athletes in their startup. We encourage you to attend and bring any questions you may have for the founders.
One of 10 startups selected to be part of the Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator, with Comcast now as an investor in LetzChat. One of eight startups selected to be part of the AARP Foundation Accelerator. Winners of the Pacific Coast Business Times Startup Superstar Award in 2018 representing California Lutheran University over UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly SLO, California State University of Channel Islands, and Ventura College.
Doors will open at 6 pm for dinner and networking
Past events in the series:
2021-2022 Speaker Series
Wednesday, October 20, 5:00-8:00pm
Guest Speaker: Laura Moreno, Founder & CEO, Pandocap
Watch the dedication ceremony honoring Steven D. Dorfman’s generous gift to the Steven Dorfman Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship followed by our host entrepreneur Laura Moreno, founder and CEO of Pandocap, who shared her journey as a Latina business owner in a keynote address. Laura Moreno's keynote also kicked off Women Entrepreneurship Week 2021.
The event was held at Hub101, 31416 Agoura Road #105, Westlake Village.
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WATCH speakers from our 2020-2021 series
2019-2020 Speaker Series
December 4, 2019
Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead
Editor and Founder, socalTECH.com
November 6, 2019
We didn't invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich.
Steven Richardson and Josh Young
Owner/Operators, Chick-fil-A Westlake Village