If opportunity doesn’t knock, entrepreneurs simply build a door. At their best, they are disruptors and problem solvers. They imagine things that others can’t and they are relentless in bringing those ideas to life. (Case in point: the iPhone.) But the true beauty of entrepreneurship lies in the diversity of voices, ideas and experiences it brings to light. Join us as we engage in conversation with three young entrepreneurs who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and shaping their communities – and the world at large.
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Joining this conversation will be:
Kate Brodock is the founding partner of the W Fund and CEO ofWomen 2.0, one of largest global brands focused on gender and inclusion in startups. Brodock has been active in the tech startup ecosystem for more than 15 years, and has played a central leadership role in representation in the sector, having led a global organization of more than 60 chapters focused on women in entrepreneurship as its president. She’s also an entrepreneur-in-residence at LaunchNY and a longtime mentor for Techstars. Brodock has spoken at and been featured in hundreds of places, including Web Summit, Collision Conference and Al Jazeera America. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, and master’s degrees from Emory University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Devin Daly is an accomplished technology executive and keynote speaker. Daly is the CEO and co-founder of SpinCar, the global leader in digital automotive merchandising technology. Before founding SpinCar, he was focused on helping large fashion and eCommerce brands like Louis Vuitton and Converse leverage interactive merchandising capabilities to optimize their business performance. His experience in working with thousands of auto retailers, wholesalers, resellers and original equipment manufacturers across more than 30 countries has provided him with unique insight into the challenges facing today’s vehicle sellers and the advanced capabilities needed to succeed in the industry.
Hasan Stephens is a youth advocate, mentor, entrepreneur, educator and founder of the Good Life Youth Foundation. Stephens established Good Life to be a culture change agent that helps prevent youth recidivism, violence, poverty and incarceration. The organization’s model was designed based on Stephens’ own experiences as an impoverished youth growing up in the inner city of the Bronx, N.Y. In addition to his work at Good Life, Stephens is an educator and co-contributor to the book RebelMusic: Resistance Through Hip Hop and Punk. He currently serves as a professor of Africana studies and hip-hop at the State University of New York College at Cortland, where he teaches “Evolution of Hip-Hop Culture.” Stephens is also an active member of numerous youth-focused community organizations, including the Onondaga County Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Steering Committee and the Central New York State Regional Youth Justice Team.
This talk is sponsored by the Madden School of Business and the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity. For more information, contact Jeannine Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.