Spring 2022 Speaker Series EventsVIEW
EIS - 103 and live-streamed on our homepage
Join us to hear from the CEO and Founder of Funko, Brian Mariotti!
Past Speaker Series Events
Chris Bennett, Founder/CEO of Wonderschool (Spring 2022)
Hear Chris Bennett share his story of launching and growing, Wonderschool, a mission driven company that dramatically increases access to high quality early childhood care for all families. Wonderschool has been named one of the world’s 10 Most Innovative companies by Fast Company and has raised $24 million to date to democratize education access for all. Recorded: March 11, 2022
Jaime Schmidt, Founder of Schmidt's Naturals (Spring 2022)
Jaime Schmidt talks about her story of launching Schmidt's Naturals, a company manufacturing and selling plant and mineral-based personal care products!. Recorded: February 11, 2022
Sashee Chandran, Founder/CEO of Teadrops (Fall 2021)
Revolutionizing an ancient industry doesn't intimidate Sashee! Join us to hear her story of launching Tea Drops, an environmentally friendly, high quality line of teas. Recorded: October 15, 2021
Caitlin Bigelow, Founder/CEO of Maxable (Fall 2021)
Alyse Nelson, CEO of Vital Voices (Spring 2021)
Alyse Nelson, CEO & Co-Founder of Vital Voices shares her story of launching an organization that invests in fearless women leaders across the world. Alyse founded Vital Voices alongside her fellow co-founders, Hillary Clinton, Melanne Verveer and Madeleine Albright. Recorded: April 23, 2021
Matt Clifford, CEO of Keto Krisp (Spring 2021)
Food waste warrior, entrepreneur, investor and endurance athlete, Matt Clifford is
on a mission to make a positive impact in our world. Matt is the co-founder and former
COO of Barnana, a line of healthful snacks made from upcycled bananas. He’s now transitioned
to CEO of Keto Krisp.
Recorded: March 26, 2021
Nate Spees, Founder & CEO of Grizzly (Spring 2021)
Nate Spees is the founder and CEO of Made by Grizzly, a creative agency developing
design solutions for world changing brands. Join us to hear Nate’s story of going
from the corporate world, to starting his own successful agency, to running one of
the largest networking groups in San Diego and more.
Recorded: February 26, 2021
Scot Chisholm, Co-Founder & CEO of Classy (Fall 2020)
Scot Chisholm, CEO/Co-Founder of Classy, a San Diego based social enterprise platform
which creates fundraising tools for non-profits. Since inception, Classy has facilitated
over $2 billion raised for social good. Hear Scot's story of launching Classy with
his friends and then turning it into a Top 100 Impact Company in the world.
Recorded: November 20, 2020
Derrick Emsley, Co-Founder & CEO of tentree (Fall 2020)
With a commitment to sustainability, Derrick launched his first company at 16 and
planted 150,000 trees. Since then he and his co-founders launched tentree, an apparel
brand dedicated to planting 10 trees per item sold. tentree is responsible for planting
over 35 million trees to date. Derrick was named a Top 30 under 30 social entrepreneur
by Forbes this year.
Recorded: October 16, 2021
Melani Gordon, Co-Founder & CEO of Evergreen (Fall 2020)
Melani is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. She co-founded Evergreen, a web
based software that helps restaurants and bars operate more efficiently. With over
4500 restaurants and bars using Evergreen, Melani knows what it takes to start and
grow a company! RSVP to hear her story firsthand and ask questions.
Recorded: September 25, 2020