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 – Preparing for Failure: What to Do When Things Don’t Work


Mark Ain Business Model Competition Workshop Series

Building on the Foundry Forum workshops from Fall 2018, these workshops are designed to provide training on elements of business planning and presenting.

  • 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

Jan 25
Jan 31

The Genius of a Business Plan: Be Different and Be Better

January 31, 2019 @ 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