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.
2022-2023 Speaker Series
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.
Monday, October 17, 2022
Everything Ventured: Petra Griffith Shares Her Venture Capitalist Journey
Guest Speaker: Petra Griffith, Managing Director, Wedbush Ventures
2021-2022 Speaker Series
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Steven D. Dorfman Dedication Ceremony
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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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Creator Economy 2.0: Design, Content Strategy and Emerging Market Dynamics
Guest Speaker: Robbie Nock, Director of Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice, ArtCenter
WATCH speakers from our 2020-2021 series
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
NADA is impossible! In Tech Entrepreneurship
Guest Speaker: Jesse Martinez from Latino Start Alliance
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
How to Find the Right Market for Your Idea/Innovation
Guest Speaker: Ade Adesanya, Co-founder and President, Moving Analytics Inc.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Startups: The Year That Wasn't
Guest Speaker: Ben Kuo, Editor and Founder, socalTECH.com
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
An Energizing Story from Eat Your Coffee
Guest Speaker: Johnny Fayad, CEO & Co-Founder of Eat Your Coffee
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
Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020
Mother of Invention: Finding Opportunity in Life's Everyday Challenges
Cara Armstrong, CEO, founder and inventor, Baby Barista
2019-2020 Speaker Series
February 5, 2020
Mixing crawfish and cajun in building a franchise
Co-founder and Owner, The Boiling Crab
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
October 9, 2019
Active Duty: The Inspiring Entrepreneurial Journey of a Military Spouse
Founder, Healthy Momma
September 4, 2019
The Journey of a Serial Cereal Entrepreneur
Co-founder and COO, Minimus
www.minimus.biz / www.minimusfulfillment.biz
Watch All Past Speaker Keynotes