Lavin Entrepreneurship Center Community Newsletter
Women In Entrepreneurship:
The Karen Castles Gray Women in Entrepreneurship Lecture Series hosted its inaugural WE Inspire event on February 9th, 2017. This lecture series presented SDSU students with the opportunity to listen to three women entrepreneurs provide insights on their journey in the business world. Karen Castle Gray is a Fowler College of Business Advisory Board member who also gave students some advice on starting and running their own business. Among the three women speakers was, Lonnie Ali, the wife of Muhammad Ali who helped guide and create his own brand.
Lonnie Ali was joined by Ann Marie Griffith and Margaret “Marjy” Stagmeier; both of whom had more than quarter century of exceptional leadership experience. Griffith is a managing director for APG Asset Management and Stagmeier is the founder of TriStar Real Estate investment and president of TI Asset Management. All of the women had helpful advice and optimism to share with the student attendees. Following the panel discussion, there was an hour of networking. Fifteen entrepreneurs from San Diego led student discussions at their tables encouraging them to ask any questions they had about starting a business and being successful.
To read more about the details about this lecture click here!
California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference: Register Now!
The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, will be hosting the California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference here at San Diego State University. The conference is highly interactive with collaborators coming together to share and examine how one another teach entrepreneurship and how we can continue to fuel entrepreneurship. It is a three day conference starting Thursday March 9th and ending Saturday March 11th.
Within these days, attendees will have the opportunity to receive valuable insight from leading entrepreneurship researchers who will facilitate roundtable discussions and interactive research exercises. Along with the exploration and sharing of leading ideas to improve entrepreneurship, the conference also focuses on entrepreneurship pedagogy. These workshops and collaborative sessions will allow for the audience to build a respective entrepreneurship course and programs better serve students. Join us as we push and challenge one another to make our own entrepreneurship programs better and rigorous for our students.
Register now as spots have almost filled up! We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference! Register here
San Diego State University Students on the Move: Bold Brew
The Lavin Entrepreneur Program is a two year co-curricular program organized around a "Lean" framework that advocates dynamic business modeling based on "out of the building" assumptions testing. This program engages a select group of talented undergraduate students from across the campus in an unforgettable experience designed to prepare them for an entrepreneurial career.
Within this program comes this month’s student spotlight: Jack Doheny. Jack Doheny is a senior on his second year in the Lavin Program. Bold Brew was started last April when Jack Doheny and Jake Soloman came up with the idea of targeting the action sports with cold pressed coffee. Now the two are selling locally to retailers as well as on campus in East Commons every Friday. Bold Brew also sponsors local action sport athletes from athletes to BMX riders to help grow their brand and brew 100% of their organic cold brew coffee from Brazil and Guatemala.
The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center is very proud of Jack Doheny and his new found success with Bold Brew. Please check out their website to see Bold Brew’s story and support these students by purchasing their products!
Thank You to the Co-Founder of Volcom, Thom McElroy!A huge thank you to the Co-Founder of Volcom and SDSU alumnus, Thom McElroy, for coming out and speaking to over 250 SDSU students. This event was part of a featured speaker series that is managed by the SDSU Entrepreneur Society. McElroy explained to students that they were in charge of their own destiny and could create their own luck. This lecture series provided students with a very intimate and amazing experience in getting to know Thom McElroy. After sharing his insights the floor was opened up to students to ask McElroy any questions they wanted. McElroy’s passion for helping and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs was undeniable as he answered every student's question, even staying an extra hour to meet with the students.
If you are interested in helping to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs through events such as this, please contact Entrepreneur Society President David Shadi at firstname.lastname@example.org , to see how you can get involved!