James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

The 2014-2015 James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series at HNU features a selection of business leaders who will speak at  evening occasions throughout the academic year, sharing their stories and reflections on the nature of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurs see the world far differently than most people. Where most see problems, entrepreneurs see opportunities. Don Jones, one of the founders of cable television says, “I get up every morning and I see tons of opportunities, far more than one person could possibly pursue.”

Entrepreneurs not only see opportunities, but they find creative ways to make them happen. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”

Pricing:
This series is open to the public for no cost; however, seating is limited.

John Baumann, SJ, Founder and CEO of PICO

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Valley Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theatre

PICO helps people organize worldwide so that they can achieve social justice for themselves and others. Today more than 1 million families and 1,000 congregations from 40 different denominations and faiths participate in PICO.

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Patrick Turner and Bianca Frediani, Founders of Bed Bandits

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Valley Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theatre

Graduates of HNU and Santa Clara University, respectively, this married couple manufactures bed toppers; for every three that are purchased, one is donated to a local homeless shelter.

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Past Events

Kat Taylor, CEO, Beneficial State Bank

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Beneficial State Bank has a triple bottom line for making loans.
Each loan must:

  • enhance social justice
  • build sustainability
  • make a profit