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entrepreneurship | Oct 11th, 2018

Kavita Shukla Honored at Variety’s Power of Women Event for Tackling Global Food Waste

FreshPaper inventor and Lavin speaker Kavita Shukla—named one of TIME Magazine’s “5 Most Innovative Women in Food”—will be honored alongside March for Our Lives’ Emma Gonzalez, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, and Emmy Award winners Tiffany Haddish, Regina King, and Lena Waithe at Variety’s... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Nov 30th, 2017

Consumers Are Changing, and So Are Entrepreneurs. Kickstarter’s Co-founder, Yancey Strickler, on the Future of Success.

In less than a decade, Kickstarter—the world’s biggest and most successful crowdfunding site—has raised almost $3 billion dollars for new products, cutting-edge technologies, and even Oscar-winning movies. “We can resist and thrive,” says co-founder Yancey Strickler. Without formal business... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Apr 7th, 2017

The Power of Good People: Entrepreneur Anthony Tjan on the “Secret” to Success

How can you populate your business (both physically and figuratively) with good people? Not just good on paper, but the kind of person who brings it with them to work every day? In his new book, Good People, Anthony Tjan explains why this kind of person is so valuable to your company ethos—and for... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Nov 3rd, 2016

Meet Fashion-Forward Dragon Joe Mimran: A Keynote Speaker with Style and Substance

CBC’s Dragons’ Den, a Canadian television staple for the past decade, kicked off its eleventh season this fall and is once again in full swing. For the uninitiated: the show sees would-be entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a five-person panel of venture capitalists—“Dragons”—in hopes of... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Apr 6th, 2016

Ido Leffler & Sarah Prevette Advise Entrepreneurs in Quit Your Day Job

In the exciting new docu-series Quit Your Day Job, two of Lavin’s expert business speakers—Ido Leffler and Sarah Prevette—are doling out key advice to a cast of intrepid millennial entrepreneurs competing for a substantial investment in their business plans (and the chance to quit their jobs, of... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Mar 7th, 2016

New Videos: Brian Scudamore’s Unique Entrepreneurial Vision

Brian Scudamore is the entrepreneurial force driving 02E Brands—the banner company behind the four unique organizations 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine (with a combined revenue of $150M). But he’s also a punchy keynote speaker—a recognized thought leader who offers... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Nov 10th, 2015

Teaching Creativity in Our Schools: Sarah Prevette’s Walrus Talk

This October, Future Design School founder Sarah Prevette gave a short, forceful presentation at The Walrus Talks Innovation event on the state of education in Canada. We’re still working with an antiquated education system, Prevette argues, and one that values methodology poorly suited to today’s... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Oct 4th, 2015

Manjit Minhas & Joe Mimran Make Their Dragons’ Den Debut This Wednesday

Season 10 of Dragons’ Den begins this Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on CBC television—and two of our exclusive keynote speakers are joining the series. Tune in to catch author, multi-business entrepreneur, and $155 million “beer baron” Manjit Minhas, as well as sartorial icon, brand master, and major... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Aug 31st, 2015

New Video Showcases Jessica Jackley’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Jessica Jackley—Kiva co-founder and author of Clay Water Brick—stopped by the University of Pennsylvania as an Authors@Wharton guest lecturer. In this video interview (and podcast!), titled “Entrepreneurs Doing the Most with the Least,” Jackley shares her entrepreneurial journey, and, “more... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Jun 21st, 2015

From the Kitchen to the Boardroom: Introducing New Speaker Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij is the owner of award-winning restaurants Vij’s Restaurant, Vij’s Rangoli, and My Shanti, and food truck Vij’s Railway Express. Vij’s Restaurant is world-renowned, described by New York Times food writer Mark Bittman as “easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world.” But when... Continue Reading →