Forward Together

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

 

Ade Adesanya Portrait

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)

How to Find the Right Market for Your Idea/Innovation

Guest Speaker: Ade Adesanya, Co-founder and President, Moving Analytics Inc.

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

REGISTER

 

 

WATCH PAST EVENTS OF 2020-2021 SERIES

Ayinde Alakoye Headshot
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Listening to that 'Little Voice': Your Guide to Success

Guest Speaker: Ayinde Alakoye, Founder and CEO, nēdl

WATCH

Ben Kuo Headshot
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Startups: The Year That Wasn't

Guest Speaker: Ben Kuo, Editor and Founder, socalTECH.com

WATCH

Johnny Fayad Headshot
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

An Energizing Story from Eat Your Coffee

Guest Speaker: Johnny FayadCEO & Co-Founder of  Eat Your Coffee

WATCH

Haley Pavone Headshot

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

How Discomfort Drives You Forward; Solving Pain Points & Finding Resiliency in Entrepreneurship

Guest Speaker: Hayley Pavone, Founder and CEO of Passion Footwear

WATCH

ESS Packform Founders
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Disrupting the Industry Technology Left Behind

Preston Geeting (Cal Lutheran Alumnus '02) and Philip WeinmanCofounders, Packform

WATCH

ESS Cara Armstrong Portrait
Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020

Mother of Invention: Finding Opportunity in Life's Everyday Challenges

Cara Armstrong,  CEO, founder and inventor, Baby Barista

WATCH

2019-2020 Speaker Series

 

Susan Wolf and Marcus Tyle Headshots
Monday, April 27, 2020

Music and Technology - An entrepreneurial journey

Susan Wolf and Marcus Ryle, Co-founders, Line 6

Watch

The Boiling Crab logo
February 5, 2020

Mixing crawfish and cajun in building a franchise

Dada Ngo
Co-founder and Owner, The Boiling Crab

WATCH

Ben Kuo Portrait
December 4, 2019

Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead

Ben Kuo
Editor and Founder, socalTECH.com

Steven Richardson
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

WATCH

Flossie Hall
October 9, 2019

Active Duty: The Inspiring Entrepreneurial Journey of a Military Spouse

Flossie Hall
Founder, Healthy Momma

Watch

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September 4, 2019

The Journey of a Serial Cereal Entrepreneur

Paul Shrater
Co-founder and COO, Minimus
www.minimus.biz / www.minimusfulfillment.biz

Watch

Past Series

Watch All Past Speaker Keynotes

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