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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 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



Eric Giler, CEO WiTricityJohn Sculley
Former President of Pepsi Co. and CEO of Apple
Spring 2016 Lecture
Summary from the event.

Eric Giler, CEO WiTricityEric Giler
CEO, WiTricity
Spring 2013 Lecture
Summary and photos from the event.