OUR SPEAKER EVENTS

Inclusive Education for Diverse Entrepreneurship Success

INSPIRATION
& EDUCATION COLLIDE

Our speaker events bring together successful entrepreneurs and industry experts to empower and inspire attendees, providing valuable experiences, insights, and hands-on skills. From learning how to turn your idea into a successful business to discovering how to build a diverse and inclusive company culture, these events are the perfect opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship.

Ignite Startup Workshops

These interactive and experiential workshops feature entrepreneurs from various industries and on-campus experts. Ignite Startup Workshops enable students, faculty, staff, and the startup community to gain usable skills and insights in how to launch an idea into a startup.

Recent topics include: “Hypothesis Driven Entrepreneurship: Using Feedback from the Market to Define Your Startup Success;” “Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch: How to Establish the Right Company Culture,” and “Pitchology: The Art & Science of Persuasive Speaking.”

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Ignite Startup Workshop: Proving Early Traction with Melissa Li
Ignite Startup Workshop: Proving Early Traction with Melissa Li
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Ignite Startup Workshop: Customer Relationships with Jason Kurtz
Ignite Startup Workshop: Customer Relationships with Jason Kurtz
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Ignite Startup Workshop: Marketing for Startups with Amanda Eakin & Maryna Burushkina
Ignite Startup Workshop: Marketing for Startups with Amanda Eakin & Maryna Burushkina
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Ignite Startup Workshop: Ethics in Action with David Quintanilla
Ignite Startup Workshop: Ethics in Action with David Quintanilla
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Ignite Startup Workshop: Common Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Entrepreneurs with Robert Prentice
Ignite Startup Workshop: Common Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Entrepreneurs with Robert Prentice
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Ignite Startup Workshop: The Benefits of Ethics with Karen Landolt
Ignite Startup Workshop: The Benefits of Ethics with Karen Landolt
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Startup Ignite Workshop: Choosing the Right Business Model with Bart Bohn
Startup Ignite Workshop: Choosing the Right Business Model with Bart Bohn
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Ignite Startup Workshop: Intro to the Business Model Canvas with Cam Houser
Ignite Startup Workshop: Intro to the Business Model Canvas with Cam Houser
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Ignite Startup Workshop: Intro to Ideation with Andrew Hutton
Ignite Startup Workshop: Intro to Ideation with Andrew Hutton
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Ignite Startup Workshop: The Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
Ignite Startup Workshop: The Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
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Ignite Startup Workshop: The Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
Ignite Startup Workshop: The Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
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Ignite Startup Workshop: Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs
Ignite Startup Workshop: Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs
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Ignite Startup Workshop | Startup Funding Basics with Attorneys Brian Hall + Stephen Aarons
Ignite Startup Workshop | Startup Funding Basics with Attorneys Brian Hall + Stephen Aarons
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Ignite Startup Workshop - Failure or Feedback
Ignite Startup Workshop - Failure or Feedback
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Ignite Startup Workshop - Pitchology: The Art & Science of Persuasive Speaking
Ignite Startup Workshop - Pitchology: The Art & Science of Persuasive Speaking
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Ignite Startup Workshop - Negotiations for Founders
Ignite Startup Workshop - Negotiations for Founders
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Ignite Startup Workshop - Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch
Ignite Startup Workshop - Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

Entrepreneurship Live!

The Entrepreneurship Live! speaker series features entrepreneurs from across different industries, enabling students and the community to experience live insights into how to launch an idea into a startup.

Recent speakers include Tim League, co-founder of Alamo Drafthouse, Elizabeth Bryant, VP of Southwest Airlines University, Jared Simon, co-founder of HotelTonight, and Julia Cheek, founder of Everlywell.

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Entrepreneurship Live with Jay Steinfeld, Founder of Blinds.com
Entrepreneurship Live with Jay Steinfeld, Founder of Blinds.com
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Entrepreneurship Live! with Vanessa Ogle, Founder & CEO of Enseo Holdings
Entrepreneurship Live! with Vanessa Ogle, Founder & CEO of Enseo Holdings

Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship

The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center believes entrepreneurship should be accessible to all Longhorns. We recognize that there are many groups underrepresented in entrepreneurship that may find it difficult to connect with, and navigate, the entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus.

Through the Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Summit, the center provides role models from diverse backgrounds and experiences that can serve as positive influences on the ways in which an entrepreneurial education can increase professional opportunities.

Recent summit speakers include Blanca Lesmes, Co-founder and CEO of BB Imaging & Consulting, Aisha Lewis, Director of Strategic Programs at Notley, Brooke Turner, Executive Program Director for DivInc, and Sharon Miller, Head of Small Business at Bank of America.

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Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship: Veteran Founders (November 2021)
Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship: Veteran Founders (November 2021)
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Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | Keynote
Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | Keynote