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 Studies 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 “an 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:
Jamie Turner CEO, 60 Second Marketer, Author
Spring 2018 Lecture
Seth Godin Marketing Guru, Best Selling Author & Tufts Alum
Spring 2017 Lecture
Free Flow Wines, founded by Jordan Kivelstadt, E04, has changed the way the wine industry deals with packaging wine. Shifting away from bottle to stainless steel kegs for on-premise consumption, the company is shifting the paradigm in an otherwise stagnant industry.
Gavin is President & CEO of Kaon Interactive, a 3D interactive sales & marketing company. Gavin Finn teaches entrepreneurial marketing and sales, entrepreneurship for computer scientists, new product development, and engineering management. At Kaon Interactive he is responsible for the company’s strategic, financial, product, and customer relationship strategies.