Entrepreneurial Decisions - Recent Speakers

Thank you to past speakers of the Entrepreneurial Decisions Public Speaker Series:
  • August 29, 2018 – Topic: Capital: How much? What type? At what cost? How to access?
    Panelists: Chris Elmore ‘93 (AvidExchange) and Rob Cummings (DealCloud) 

  • October 3, 2018 – Topic: Envisioning the Future: Transforming Uncertainty into Reality
    Panelist: Manuel L. Zapata, P.E. ‘72 MBA (ZAPATA Group) - also Fall 2018 CEO Speaker Series

  • October 24, 2018 – Topic: Starting with Nothing: How to do Big Things When Your Bank Account is Small (or Empty)
    Panelists: Bryan Delaney ‘03 (Skookum), Vanessa Vaughn (Asfalis) and Ticora Davis (The Creator’s Law Firm)

  • December 5, 2018 – Topic: Learning on the Job: Planning versus Taking the Leap
    Panelists: Christopher Moxley '03, Jerri Shephard '14, Scott Wooten (704 Shop) 

  • February 25, 2019 – Emergent Entrepreneurship: How and Why Entrepreneurs Respond to Unexpected Events
    Panelists: Michelle Menard '97 (Choice Translating) and Meggie Williams (Skipper)

  • April 3, 2019 – Entrepreneurial Transformation in Large Companies
    5:30 - 7:15pm at UNC Charlotte Center City
    Featured speaker: Belk College alumnus Scott Price, '87, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of UPS (also the Spring 2019 CEO Speaker Series)

  • April 11, 2019 – Selling in a Startup: Pitching to Customers and Investors
    5:30 - 7:15pm at UNC Charlotte Center City
    Panelists: Chris Halligan (Payzer LLC) and Don Rainey (Grotech Ventures)

  • September 18, 2019 - Topic:  Entrepreneurial Organizing.  Maintaining vs. Relinquishing Control
    Panelists:  Aru Anavekar, Cofounder and CEO at botsplash and Keith Luedeman, Founder of goodmortgage.com and Executive Director of Innovate Charlotte 

  • September 26, 2019 - CEO Speaker Series
    Speaker: DeAndrea Salvador '13, Founder and CEO of RETI and JouleScout

  • October 30, 2019 - Topic: When do accelorators and co-working spaces work? Understanding these entrepreneurial resources 
    Panelists: Alex Smereczniak, CEO and Co-Founder of 2ULaundry, and Raven SolomonPresident and Founder of the Center for Next Generation Leadership & Professional Development