Business Expo Week’s Kickoff Event began with special bay area guest speaker Devin Lars, CEO of Kurieo Media and Doing Everything Different clothing company. After starting up from his garage in Richmond, CA, Lars now has clients which include the hit show Criminal Minds, Nike, Chris Brown and Tesla.
On Tuesday, students were invited to the multicultural center for some treats and a talk by from the founder of “Whipt” baked goods, Krizy Osada, as she spoke about her experience finding success through passion. Following her talk was a screening of “Piece by Piece”, a documentary about graffiti artwork in San Francisco.
Wednesday was filled with a “Ted Talk” style forum called “Rap Chats” where celebrity barber JayR Mallari (known for styling the Golden State Warriors very own Stephen Curry) spoke on how he started his celebrity barber shop in Vallejo, CA. Following the forum, JayR hosted a barbering workshop for Skyline College’s cosmetology students. Lunch was provided by Lokma, a Turkish restaurant owned by Skyline College student, Emre Kabayel.
To wrap up Business Expo Week, small businesses were invited to vend at the Skyline College Vendor Fair. Vendors ranged from clothing companies to artwork, food sales to pet supplies. Many of the vendors were Skyline College students who own and/or operate their own business.
This week would not have been possible without the support of the President’s Innovation Fund, the President’s Council, Dr. Regina Stanback-Stroud, Skyline Administration, and, of course, the students.
Article by Sarina O’Gilvie | Photo by MCPR