business expo weekThe week of April 24-27, Changing the Face of Entrepreneurship: Business Expo Week launched with thanks to the President’s Innovation Fund.

The week started with an entrepreneurial kickoff event, which provided students with information about the entrepreneurship certificates at Skyline College, education on entrepreneurship and happenings for the rest of the week.  On Tuesday, students were invited to attend a talk by the founder of Whipt Baked Goods, Krizy Osada, as she spoke about her experience finding success through passion.  A showing of the film “Chef,” a movie about one man’s journey to becoming his own boss, followed.

Wednesday included a “Ted Talk” style forum called “Rap Chats”, where four successful entrepreneurs, Celia Canfield, Brandon Murio, Damon Lawrence and Stephen Satterfield, spoke on their different struggles, motivations, and success in the business world. These professionals also provided advice and guidance with a Q &A for the attendees. Also, a special thanks to MK Bryant, a Skyline College student who owns a small business called Lucy T’s, for providing breakfast for the event. To end the Business Expo Week, small businesses were invited to vend at the Skyline College Vendor Fair. Vendors ranged from clothing companies to artwork, and consulting services to food sales, many of which are Skyline College’s own student owned and operated businesses.

This week would not be possible without the support of the President’s Innovation Fund, the President’s Council, Dr. Regina Stanback-Stroud, administration and students.

Article by Soledad McCarthy and Angelica Gorostiza