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The Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture Series was established by the Shapiro Family - Jake, A08, Caleb, A11, and Felice, A08P, A11P, a teacher in the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program - in memory of the late Alan Shapiro, A08P, A11P. The series affords students and alumni the opportunity to hear from distinguished guests who are recognized for their achievement and expertise as entrepreneurial leaders.

Described by his sons as β€œan entrepreneur who embraced change, an innovator and early-adopter,” Alan was known for his creative mind, curiosity and cutting-edge spirit. This lecture series honors his legacy by showcasing entrepreneurs whose stories about disruptive innovations, effective change-making and leadership can inspire students and alumni about what is possible.

Past events have featured:

Eric Giler, CEO WiTricityJohn Sculley, former President of Pepsi Co. and CEO of Apple
Spring 2016 Lecture
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Eric Giler, CEO WiTricityEric Giler, CEO, WiTricity
Spring 2013 Lecture
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Charles Sennott, co-founder, executive editor of GlobalPostCharles Sennott, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of GlobalPost
Spring 2012 Lecture
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Paul English, CTO KayakPaul English, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of KAYAK
Spring 2011 Lecture
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