Speaking From Experience Lecture Series

Speaking from Experience

Speaking From Experience brings interesting entrepreneurs and business people to campus to share their experiences and insights with the community. Over the past eight years we have been fortunate to present almost fifty entrepreneurs, mostly local, who have informed and inspired our students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

All events are held in the Perry Hall Presentation Space on the Champlain College campus.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

2015-2016 Program

Cyrus SchenkCyrus Schenk

Founder of Renoun Ski Company

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 / Perry Presentation Space / 7:00 PM

Cyrus Schenk, 24, was first introduced to “non Newtonian” material in a college classroom. Convinced that this material could revolutionize ski design and performance, he founded Renoun Skis. Today, Renoun makes award winning ski designs and Cyrus recently won the $25,000 first prize at LaunchVT. Come hear this young entrepreneur’s fascinating story

Dr. Barry FinetteDr. Barry Finette

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 / Perry Presentation Space / 7:00PM

Every year in poor countries an estimated 3.5 million children, aged 5 and younger, die from preventable diseases that could be treated with antibiotics.

Dr. Barry Finette’s new company, ThinkMD, has a solution - using smartphone technology to empower even the lowest level healthcare worker in these countries to diagnose and treat these killer diseases. Come learn about this high potential public health game-changer.

Sascha Mayer And Christine DodsonSascha Mayer & Christine Dodson

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:00pm/Perry Presentation Space

Christine Dodson and Sascha Mayer spent their early careers designing exceptional products and marketing campaigns for leading companies as part of the JDK team. Their own company Mamava delivers design solutions for nursing mamas on the go, making the world a friendlier place for women to pump or breastfeed. Hear their fascinating story.

Video Archive of Past Speakers

To view videos of prior BYOBiz Speaking From Experience speakers, simply click on the “video archive” button to the left on this page.

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