Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series

The Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation believes that experience can often be the best teacher. This series brings nationally known entrepreneurs to campus to share their entrepreneurial journey with students, faculty and staff. Speakers not only will provide their insights in a large audience setting, but will also participate in classes or small student discussions while on campus.

Fall 2015 Speaker:

Dave Alwan, President of Echo Valley Meats, and two-time contestant on ABC's Shark Tank, will address students, faculty, and the general public on November 4, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the Peplow Pavilion.  Mr. Alwan will present a behind-the-scenes look at what really happens on the Shark Tank, and will explain how he negotiated an investor deal with Mark Cuban.

Fall 2014 Speaker:

Former Ambassador Nancy Brinker, founder of the Komen Foundation, and the Race for the Cure,  will address the campus and general public on November 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Peplow Pavilion (3rd floor of the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center).  Ms. Brinker will share her experiences in launching and growing a social entrepreneurship organization dedicated to curing breast cancer.

Previous Lectures:

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey (April 2, 2014)

Mike DeLazzer (November 13, 2013)

Inaugural Lecture - Jeff Hoffman (February 25, 2013)