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What's the best way to learn about becoming an entrepreneur?

Hear directly from people who have launched their own companies!

Whether you plan to enter one of the four main competitions or you simply want to learn more about entrepreneurship, attend our Founder's Workshops to gain direct, credible insights and advice from entrepreneurs who have built both large and small businesses and social enterprises.

Hear from experienced industry experts during mini-lectures, focused panels, and Q&A sessions. Take advantage of the opportunity to network and connect with the experts following their presentations.

Founder's Workshop Fall 2019: "Innovate & Impact with Social Entrepreneurship"

Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Tanzer

Lisa Tanzer, President of Life is Good, has over 25 years of consumer brand experience. Prior to becoming president, Lisa served as the company’s Head of Marketing after spending over 20 years on the board of directors of the Life is Good Kids Foundation. She’s held executive positions in the entertainment, ecommerce, and education sectors. Earlier in her career, Lisa held marketing and strategy roles at Hasbro, Staples, The Gillette Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received her BA from Tufts University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Lisa Tanzer

Kevin Thurm

Kevin Thurm is the chief executive officer of the Clinton Foundation. He previously served as a senior counselor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he worked with Secretary Sylvia Burwell and HHS senior leadership on a number of cross-cutting strategic initiatives, including continuing implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Prior to that role, Kevin held various leadership positions at Citigroup, including chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel. Before joining Citigroup, Thurm served as the deputy secretary and chief of staff for the Department of Health and Human Services under Secretary Donna E. Shalala. He received a bachelor's from Tufts University in 1983; a bachelor's/master's from Oxford University in 1986, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989.

Kevin Thurm

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