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Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series

 Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast SeriesThe Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies promotes and encourages entrepreneurial thought, business and activities locally, regionally and nationally.

The purpose of the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series is to offer the larger San Antonio community and students of St. Mary’s University a forum to hear from some of the most talented individuals in industry and government. Funds generated from the series support student scholarships and encourage entrepreneurial activities in San Antonio and the region.

The Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series attracts two to three hundred attendees to its bi-monthly breakfast meetings.

Past Speakers

Paula Gold-Williams speaking at Forum Breakfast at the PearllGreat leaders who have served as speakers include:

  • Dennis Noll, CEO of San Antonio Area Foundation
  • Bryant Ambelang, president and CEO of NatureSweet Brands LTD
  • Mike Howard, chairman and CEO of Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC
  • Shannon Schuyler, principal, chief purpose officer and corporate responsibility leader of PwC, and president of PwW Charitable Foundation
  • Robert Kaplan, president and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Adam L. Hamilton, P.E., president of Southwest Research Institute
  • Stuart Parker (M.B.A. ’95), CEO of USAA
  • Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU apparel, author, and marketing and branding judge for ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Paula Gold-Williams (B.B.A. ’84), CEO of CPS Energy
  • Tom Kartsotis, founder of Fossil and Shinola
  • Bill Greehey, chairman of NuStar Energy, L.P.
Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Lynda Ellis
Owner, president and CEO of Capitol Concierge


Next Forum Breakfast

Thursday, Feb. 15

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Guest Speaker

James R. Garvin, Ph.D.
CEO, President and Director of CytoBioScience Incorporated

James Garvin, Ph.D., Forum Breakfast speaker 2018James Garvin, Ph.D., has 29 years of experience working in the biotech and finance sectors. His work has been recognized by the French Academy of Science, and he was named one of 16 health care innovators in the state of Texas for 2017.

As a former investment backer, Garvin has worked on a number of different biotechnology acquisitions in the U.S., Europe and in Israel. He has been a board member of a number of companies and is currently on the board of the Zerah Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for underprivileged children in India. His international range of experiences and interests has been diverse, but this has allowed him to have an outside-the-box perspective that has served him well in working with companies and situations over the years.

Besides his duty as CEO of CytoBioScience Inc., Garvin continues to maintain his consulting with Divine Capital in New York.

Garvin’s presentation for the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series will cover CytoBioScience’s technology, ion channel research, the biotech industry and investing in biotech for the future.

Event will be held at the Pearl Stable. Registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by the program from 8-9 a.m.


Sponsorship Opportunities

To renew your sponsorship, become a new Forum on Entrepreneurship Sponsor, or for additional information about attending, contact forumbreakfast@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3124.

Forum Sponsors

Title Sponsor

pwc

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Venue Sponsor

Pearl Stable


Past Events

Feb. 2, 2017 Forum Breakfast featuring Shannon Schuyler, principal, chief purpose officer and corporate responsibility leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series featuring Shannon Schuyler

April 7, 2016 Forum Breakfast featuring Stuart Parker (M.B.A. ’95), CEO of USAA

Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series featuring Stuart Parker


Board of Directors

Officers

Chairman
Chris C. Edelen, St. Mary’s University and Sterling Home Technologies

President
Paul Hensley, Holt CAT

Vice President-Speakers
Hector Hernandez, Hernandez Financial Strategies L.L.C.

Vice President-Sponsors
Beth Hair, Aventine Hill Partners

Treasurer
Julia Hamon, Wells Fargo

Secretary
Pamela A. Luna, CAP-OM, St. Mary’s University

Members

John Bruce, BKD, LLP – CPAs & Advisors
Rhonda Calvert, Comerica Bank
Jon D. Crumley, PwC
Tres Doran, KPMG LLP
Tom Madison, Ph.D., St. Mary’s University
Gary McDaniel, Norton Rose Fulbright
David G. Pope, Texas Capital Bank
Tanuja Singh, D.B.A., St. Mary’s University

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