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Entrepreneur Speaker Series

The Entrepreneur Speakers Series is a monthly event and is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and people who have an entrepreneurial mindset to network with each other, and learn from other experienced entrepreneurs. The Speaker Series is an energetic environment where like-minded and passionate people come together to share their ideas and build relationships. The room is filled with great connections and individuals who are enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and helping new businesses get their start.

Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship

Lundring Events Center

Next Speaker in the 2019-2020 Series: 

December Speaker:
"Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead"

Ben Kuo PortraitKeynote: 
Ben Kuo
Editor and Founder,

Wednesday, December 4th

Lundring Events Center



Upcoming dates in the series. Details to come.

2019-2020 Series included: 

November Speaker:

We didn't invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich.

Steven Richardson and Josh Young
Owner/Operators, Chick-fil-A Westlake Village

Wednesday, November 6th

October Speaker:

Active Duty: The Inspiring Entrepreneurial Journey of a Military Spouse

Flossie Hall, Founder, Healthy Momma

Wednesday, October 9th

September Speaker:

The Journey of a Serial Cereal Entrepreneur

Paul Shrater, Co-founder and COO, Minimus /

Wednesday, September 4, 2019


2018-2019 Series Included:

April Speaker:

Building a Mega Global Brand - Docusign
How did Docusign automate a simple process and become a Mega Brand?

Cal Lutheran Alumnus, Joe Fuca, CEO

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

March Speaker:
"Common Ground: How the corporate culture of the central coast fosters innovation

Henry Dubroff, 
ounder, editor & entrepreneur
Pacific Coast Business Times

Henry explains how finding niche opportunities and working collaboratively continue to be hallmarks of the Central Coast corporate culture.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

February Speaker:
"The Contrarian Entrepreneur - Debunking the popular myths of 'how to be an entrepreneur'”

Jeff Stibel, 
partner and enterpreneur several times over,
Bryant Stibel & Company

Jeff speaks on how to learn what really matters to be an entrepreneur, the real value of a business plan and why most entrepreneurs are risk adverse.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

January Speaker:
"Doing Well by Doing Good"

Andy Lower, 
founder and entrepreneur 
A Different Approach by Poverty

Andy discusses how we can practically invest for social good, sharing real-life examples from ADAP's portfolio of businesses that are making money while also eradicating extreme poverty.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

December Speaker:

"Startups: The Year that Was and the Year That's Ahead"

Ben Kuo,
 editor and founder,

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

November Speaker:

"'I don't know', is the beginning of everything"

Emily Barany, 
Founder, Visionality Partners and Connectd, co-founder, ThomasFireHelp and alumna of Cal Lutheran. Top 40 under 40 Business Leader, Pacific Coast Business Times

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

October Speaker:

"Own It: thinking like an owner in business and life"

Paul Orfalea,
 Founder of Kinko's, Educator and Philanthropist

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

September 2018 Speaker was:

"Thinking Like a VC"

Rob Vickery,
 Partner and Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

2017-2018 Series included: 

"Startups and New Technology in Hospitality", Dave Berkus, hospitality industry veteran & serial entrepreneur,


"Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur", Randy Adams, Chief Technology Officer of DRIAV


"Hatching Brand and Success", Brad Halpern, CEO/Founder: Eggology, CMO/Partner: Be Trū Organics, Former Mayor/Current Councilman: Westlake Village



"Startups: The Year That Was and The Year That's Ahead", 
Ben Kuo, editor and founder of


"A Path to Creative Entrepreneurship", Emily Best, CEO & founder of Seed&Spark.


"Solving Problems or Producing Outcomes? How to Deliver Maximum Business Impact", Ginger Zumaeta, CEO of Zumaeta Group.


"How to define, Purpose and Impact", Jennifer Buzza, co-founder of WebClio and Work Elevation


"Why Storytelling Matters", Anna Redmond, CEO of Hippo Reads


Event Agenda: 

The evening will begin with networking at 6 p.m., the main speaker will go on at 6:45 p.m., and the event will conclude by 8 p.m.

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