Upcoming events from the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

The “Legal Rebel’s” Perspective

Join the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series for a roundtable discussion with Jeffrey Krilla, vice president of global public policy and government affairs at Kosmos Energy. 

Krilla joined Kosmos Energy in May 2015, bringing a wealth of experience in international business, management and diplomacy throughout the world. He also serves on several non-profit and corporate boards, including tech data analytics company Voicesense and Krilla Kaleiwahea (K2) Foundation—a Native Hawaiian organization.

This in-person session will take place on Friday, April 12, 1-1:45 p.m. in Nord Hall RMB 356.

Entrepreneurship for creatives, craftsman and design thinkers

In this session, Barbara Lindsay, president and owner at Commercial Cutting LLC, will discuss what it takes to start a business centered on design thinking.

Lindsay comes from a background of 15 years in the healthcare arena and 12 years in the display industry. Her current business focuses on designing and manufacturing high-end point-of-purchase displays. 

This in-person session will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2:30-3:15 p.m. in Sears Think[box].

Global health and the role of philanthropy

This session will host Liz Clyma, former director of global health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Clyma is a seasoned leader and advisor with an extensive track record building organizations and delivering results in for-profit and social impact sectors, across developed and developing economies. She currently sits as an advisor for the Medicines for All Institute and Particles for Humanity, PBC. Additionally, she is part of an investment committee for Co-Develop—a global non-profit fund.

This in-person session will take place on Thursday, April 18, 4-4:45 p.m. in Samson Pavilion RMB 113.

Building provocative and challenge-based selling for the entrepreneurially curious

Join the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series for a roundtable discussion with Jon Pastor and Adam Paulisick, co-founders at SkillBuilder.io.

Pastor is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive with over 20 years of practical experience growing software companies to exit, integrating acquisitions, leading turnaround efforts, running business units, and delivering significant operations improvements and cost savings in both large and small companies.

Paulisick is a serial entrepreneur and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at the graduate level of Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business. Prior to his multiple teaching roles, Paulisick was the Chief Product Officer at the Boston Consulting Group. When not on campus, he spends his time as the founder and hands-on builder of madd labs, performing digital experiments, providing executive training and more.

This in-person session will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 1-1:45 p.m. in Sears Think[box].