The 2012-2013 James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series at HNU features a selection of business leaders who will speak at a combination of noon hour and evening occasions throughout the academic year, sharing their stories and reflections on the nature of entrepreneurship. Free to the public.We're sorry, there are no events scheduled at this time.
Speaker: Marlo Scott
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Marlo Scott, Founder and owner of Sweet Revenge cupcake, beer and wine bar in New York City, used the opportunity of being laid off from three companies in a row to transform her passion for cupcakes, adventure and travel into a series of successful businesses. She was featured as the April 2011 cover story for Entrepreneur Magazine and a semi-finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year program.
Speaker: Menbere Aklilu
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Menbere Aklilu is owner of Salute E Vita Ristorante, located in the historic Marina Bay where Rosie the Riveter and other women constructed Liberty Ships during World War II. Menbere worked her way from being pregnant in a homeless shelter in Rome to becoming owner of Salute and 2008 Contra Costa Business Woman of the Year. Recently Channel 2 in San Francisco featured Menbere opening Salute to 600 homeless diners at Thanksgiving. 2013 marks Menbere's 10th anniversary that she became owner of Salute.