Entrepreneur Speaker Series
We've Are Virtual!
Even though we've had to go virtual, it's still an opportunity for entrepreneurs and people who have an entrepreneurial mindset to network with each other, and learn from other experienced entrepreneurs.
Hosted by the Cal Lutheran Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the monthly Speaker Series 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 the keynote speaker(s), followed by audience Q&A. These are held in a Zoom Meeting format (NOT a webinar). 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.
2020-2021 Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)
How to Find the Right Market for Your Idea/Innovation
Every now and then, we come up with a fantastic idea or invent a super cool technology that could become the next big thing, but it's very difficult to figure out who will pay for it and how to monetize your innovation. In this presentation, Ade will talk about how to commercialize your innovation sharing lessons and frameworks from his time commercializing research projects at USC and building his own startup.
In this talk, you'll learn:
- The art of customer discovery
- How to use the business model canvas in customer discovery
- How to get over the fear of talking to customers about your idea
WATCH PAST EVENTS OF 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