The Leatherby Center is accelerating entrepreneurial success through research, education, and collaboration. Students, alumni, entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors connect and collaborate through innovative programs and events by the Leatherby Center.
Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship
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- California Dreamin'
- Entrepreneur of the Year
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The California Dreamin Entrepreneurship Conference and Competition bring together students from top entrepreneur programs to prove that they have the best business plan. This event is by invitation only. Schools selected to participate will determine team to compete from their school. Learn More >>
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Chapman University’s Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship hosted its fourth annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award Dinner honoring serial entrepreneur, Angel investor, and venture capitalist Jeff Kearl. For more info about Jeff Kearl, as well as prior year's honorees and events, please visit the event homepage.
Past recipients include Kay Napier, CEO of Arbonne International; William Wang, founder and CEO of Vizio; and Richard Woolcott, chairman and CEO of Volcom.
Proceeds from this event support student entrepreneurship at Chapman.
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February 27th - Deadline to apply for
March 5th - Finals of the
Keith A. Pham Business Model Competition
April 24/25 - California Dreamin' 2015
- Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics
- Business Plan Competitions+
- Startup Weekend
- Student Success Stories
- Launch Labs
- Advisory Board
- Resources For Entrepreneurs
- Press Room
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