Entrepreneurship 2021: Learning From the Past and Present So We Can Shape the Future

VIDEO April 15, 2021

Speaker / Author

Troy D’Ambrosio

Executive Director, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah

Troy D’Ambrosio is currently the executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. The Institute has guided over numerous student and faculty startup companies from idea to launch – involving students along every stage of the process. He is co-founder, officer and director of multiple start-up companies, which attracted over $500 million in capital. He has served as the vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate Communication for American Stores Company, an NYSE listed company, and the director of Mutual Fund Operations for Wasatch Advisors. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1982 and was ... Read More

Noam Wasserman

Dean of Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business

Noam Wasserman is the dean of Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business. Before becoming dean in mid-2019, he was a professor of entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and a chaired professor and founding director of a center at the University of Southern California. He has written two bestselling books that have won international awards, has had his research published in top academic journals (e.g., Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science), and has written multiple features and columns for the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Inc. magazine. ... Read More

Stephanie Mackay

Board Director, Switchpoint Community Resource Center

Stephanie has spent the last two decades in the nonprofit sector working as a social entrepreneur and nonprofit leader where she brings a strong voice to the table to promote solutions for the most vulnerable citizens in our communities. (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stephanie-mackay/0/577/98/). She is the former Chief Innovation Officer at Columbus Community Center, a nonprofit agency that serves individuals with some of the most severe disabilities (www.columbusserves.org). For nearly two decades she has held positions that have given her unique insight into the day-to-day triumphs and struggles of families of all socio-economic levels who face many overwhelming obstacles to navigate ... Read More

Lisa McIntire Shaw

Founding Partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC

Lisa McIntire Shaw is a founding partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC based in Charlotte, NC. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial arena. Her areas of special interest include international markets; charitable trusts; strategic wealth preservation; and domestic, corporate, government and municipal bonds. Lisa earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the College of Financial Planning and her credentials as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A native ... Read More