CSUN and Cleantech Incubator Host CEO Speaker Series

LACI_CSUN_logo-updatedA chief executive officer, the CEO, guides a company through the highs and lows of doing business. A CEO’s success depends on his or her mastery of a successful management style.

California State University, Northridge’s branch of the LA Cleantech Indubator (LACI) has teamed up with CSUN’s Division of Research and Graduate Studies to launch a LACI@CSUN CEO Speaker Series so successful business executives can share essential tips, tricks and entrepreneurial insights into taking an idea from inception to development, and then to the market.

“The CEO Speaker Series is meant to help build CSUN faculty, staff, students and alumni the connection between innovation and market success,” said Erik Steeb, executive director of LACI@CSUN. “The series started with concepts on how to bring innovative thinking into your environment and how to fund development of the innovation that results.”

The series sessions are scheduled to take place every third Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room of the University Student Union on the west side of the university campus off Zelzah Avenue. The series is free and open to the public.

The lineup, subject to change, is as follows:

  • March 19 — “Human Centric Design,” presented by Ravi Sawhney, founder and CEO of RKS Design.
  • April 16 — “Sex Sells, Dogs Bark & Babies Cry (Lessons in Leadership and Marketing),” presented by Larry Twersky, CEO of Timer Cap, LLC.
  • May 21 — “So You Wanna Be a CEO,” presented by Jim Goodrich, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State Los Angeles.
  • June 18 — “Funding and Exits,” presented by Jeff Green, founder and CEO of NanoH2O

To sign up for one of the sessions in the series, visit the ticket reservation system http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lacicsun-ceo-speaker-series-tickets-14279695955 .

The LACI@CSUN business incubator is a collaboration between CSUN and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) designed to help startups from CSUN and the San Fernando Valley discover new opportunities, create outstanding enterprises and connect with a global network of businesses and investors.

Located on the CSUN campus, LACI@CSUN links LACI’s best practices in developing robust companies with the university’s ongoing teaching and research in the areas of technology, manufacturing, education, health and human development, and more.

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