E&I Speaker Series – 2021-2022

September 30, 2021 @3-4:15pm: Jonathan Chang, E20, Founder & CEO, MarkIt Social

Jonathan Chang, E20, Founder and CEO of MarkIt Social will be speaking to us about how his new venture, MarkIt Social, a location-based social network that helps people find things to do and make plans with their friends, conducted extensive primary market research to understand customer needs and wants, and how this insight drove product definition and development.

This talk is part of our “Inside the Entrepreneurial Classroom at Tufts” series where we open up guest speaker segments of our undergraduate entrepreneurship courses to the public. Jonathan will be speaking to the ENT101.03 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Cohort for Fall 2021.

October 14 @3-4:15pm: Janice Omadeke, CoFounder & CEO, The Mentor Method

Janice Omadeke, CoFounder & CEO, The Mentor Method, will be speaking to us about the founding story of her company. The Mentor Method is an enterprise platform helping companies keep and develop their diverse talent through mentorship. Using a double-blind algorithm, The Mentor Method is closing the opportunity equity gap in the workplace. Janice will talk about the pivots they went through to arrive at problem-solution fit and product-market fit to raise over $1 million to further their mission.

This talk is part of our “Inside the Entrepreneurial Classroom at Tufts” series where we open up guest speaker segments of our undergraduate entrepreneurship courses to the public. Janice will be speaking to the ENT101.03 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Cohort for Fall 2021.

Oct 19, 2021 @12:30-2:00: Women Entrepreneurs in Health Science

Health care and life sciences are driving forces that propel the U.S. economy. In these industries, women entrepreneurship is booming! Please join us on Oct. 19 to be inspired by four incredible women entrepreneurs and leaders in health science.

Moderator: 

Sophan Smith, Executive Director, EforAll

Panelists:

Meredith Fisher, Ph.D. Partner, Innovation Fund, Mass General Brigham
Mary Beth Walsh, President and founder, Kalleid Inc.
Zhiping Weng, Professor and Director at UMass Medical School, CO-Founder and Scientific Advisor at Rgenta Therapeutics Inc.
Jean Pham, EG21, Co-founder at Cellens Inc

This panel discussion is held in partnership with the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, EforAll and Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts.

Nov 18, 2021 @3:00-4:15pm: Founding and Teams panel

In this entrepreneurship panel focused on “Founding and Teams”, we will hear the founding story of Tufts alumna¬† Theresa Kim,¬†CoFounder and President of StartupTree, the leading all-in-one university entrepreneurship platform. Derby Entrepreneurship Center is a proud customer of StartupTree.

This panel is part of our “Inside the Entrepreneurial Classroom at Tufts” series where we open up guest speaker segments of our undergraduate entrepreneurship courses to the public. Jonathan will be speaking to the ENT101.03 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Cohort for Fall 2021.