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Speaker Series


The Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Entrepreneurship Lecture Series provides a platform for successful entrepreneurs to candidly share their experiences and insights with UMBC students, faculty, alumni and the Baltimore business community. The series highlights experiences, lessons learned and unique issues and challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the creation of a new enterprise.


March 12 – 12:00-1:00 pm – UC 310
How I’ve Learned to Express My Creativity
Yair Flicker, President, SmartLogic

April 2 – 12:00-1:00 pm – UC 310
BIG: How Your BIG Thinking About Impact – and Getting Comfortable with Risk – Can Change the World
Jamie McDonald, CEO, Generosity, Inc.

April 18 – 12:00-1:00 pm – UC 312
Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion
Steve Chu ’12, Chef and Co-Owner, Ekiben
Cameron McDonald ’16, Co-Founder and COO, Diamond Hook Media
Katelyn Niu ’05, Founder and Dentist, Niu Dentistry

September 26 – 12:00-1:00pm – UC 310
Success as an Intrapreneur and Innovator in Arts and Education
Carol Bogash, President, Bogash Consulting: Creative Solutions for Arts and Education

October 17 – 12:00-1:00pm – UC 310
Life, Legacy, and Lessons Learned: The Journey of a 5th Generation Entrepreneur
Russel Fugett, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Good Word Digital

November 12 – 12:00-1:00pm – University Center Ballroom Lounge
Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion
Zhensen Huang ‘04, Founder and CEO, Precise Software Solutions, Inc.
Yasmin Karimian ‘11, Co-Founder, Suspended Brewing Company
Brendon Thach ‘16 & Erin Patterson ‘16, Co-Founders, SenkoSkipper

Prior Speakers