Meet successful entrepreneurs, hear their stories and learn what it takes to launch
a business. The entire TU community is invited to attend these intimate events. Space
is limited, so get there early. Bring your lunch and come with questions!
Fall 2017 Speaker Schedule
All talks take place in Stephens Hall, Room 211 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 Evan Lutz, Co-founder, Hungry Harvest
Oct. 6 Guy & Jinji Fraser, Co-founders, Jinji Chocolate
Oct. 13 Patrick Rife, Co-Founder & CVO, Pixiliated
Oct. 20 Tim Bojanowski, Principal, Zest Social Media Solutions
Oct. 27 Aisha Dacosta, Founder, I Am OKAH! Inc.
Alabi is the founder and CEO of SheaRadiance, an all-natural skin and haircare product
line that grew out of Alabi's kitchen to bring sold in marketing across the country.
SheaRadiance came to a point of almost folding, but like a true entrepreneur, Alabi
dug deep and stayed true to her values. Now the business is growing once again. Alabi
and her journey were recently profiled in a Forbes article.
Anthony Michael Bustillos
Bustillos is the Founder and CEO of FITREC, a social fitness app that allows users
to connect based on geographical location based on interests and fitness level. FITREC
is poised to reinvent how we exercise by establishing fitness communities in neighborhoods,
cities, nations, and throughout the world, in order to maintain health and fitness
goals and increase longevity.
DiMuro is the founder of Loople, an app that helps users find restaurant deals and
more in their neighborhood.
Larry Fiorino '84
Fiorino is the founder, president and CEO of G.1440, a leading integrated digital
marketing and design firm based in Baltimore. A serial entrepreneur, Fiorino graduated
with his degree in business administration from TU.
As a student at TU, Gattuso founded Hop Theory, which makes hop-filled "cachets" for
beer drinkers to dunk into their brews to enhance the flavor and make regular brews
taste like craft beer.
Brooke Hall and Justin Allen
Brooke Hall and Justin Allen are the founders of What Weekly, a culture and lifestyle blog
for Baltimore and Light City Baltimore, the first large-scale lights festival in the
Sheffield is a research professor of psychology at TU and the co-founder and CEO of
verb8tm, a leading captioning and transcription services whose clients include NPR.
Smith is the CEO of StraighterLine, a U.S. based educational company offering higher-education
online courses that are meant to fulfill general core requirements for college and
university bachelor degrees at a more affordable price.
Yarina is the CEO and Co-Founder at Sisu Global Health, a social enterprise performing
research in Ghana, Zimbabwe, and India in an effort to end healthcare disparities
by developing medical technology accessible to people all around the world. Yarina
has won several prestigious awards throughout her career, including the Harry E. Benford
Entrepreneurial Award in 2012.