Ain Lecture Series

Each semester, the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship hosts the Lecture Series. These events feature an entrepreneur, UR alumni, innovative educator, or other distinguished guest speaker. The lecturer presents a talk free to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The lecture is followed by time for Q&A, as well as a reception where the speaker can interact with the event attendees.

View past speakers.

Foundry Forums

The Ain Center is starting a new series of workshops in Fall 2018! Designed to supplement existing entrepreneurship classes and programming, these sessions will explore the fundamentals of starting your own venture or working with a team to accomplish an innovative goal.

  • September – Opposites Attract: Turning a Group of Strangers into a Team
  • October – The Voice of a Customer: Shut Up and Listen
  • November – Unlock Grit and Perseverance: The Keys to Success

The second half of the workshops will be held in Spring 2019.

  • January – The Genius of a Business Plan: Be Different and Be Better
  • February – Money Matters: Funding Your Startup
  • March – Startup Storytelling: Become a Master of Pitching

Upcoming Lectures

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Upcoming Workshops

Sep 27
Oct 22

The Voice of a Customer: Shut Up and Listen

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Mar 25

Startup Storytelling: Become a Master of Pitching

March 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Contact Meghan Plate, Program Assistant.

Ain Lecture Series Past Speakers