Featured This Month
Seeking legendary surf breaks along with a great education, Nick Woodman (Muir '97) enrolled at UC San Diego with the goal of graduating with a degree that would prepare him for a career in finance or maybe even law. What he got instead was a degree in visual arts, a wife he met in class and a dream job as founder and CEO of the world's fastest growing camera company, GoPro. Join GoPro's Nick Woodman as he reminisces about his days at UC San Diego and describes how he's leveraging his passions and perseverance into growing a multi-billion dollar company. Recorded on 06/06/2014.
Dan Burnham is the retired Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company. Prior to Raytheon, he held numerous leadership and management roles at companies including Allied Signal and the Carborundum Company.
Now in its 15th year, the UCSB New Venture Competition is an opportunity for any UCSB student to learn how to start a business. Competition events take place throughout the school year. The year's activity culminates in when finalist teams present their investor pitches at the New Venture Finals in Corwin Pavilion at UCSB. All teams in the finals receive cash prizes. Part 1.
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes M. Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman and CEO, Borsa Istanbul (Turkish securities exchange) for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Topics covered include: stock exchanges in emerging markets, the interface between Islam and capitalism, and the importance of entrepreneurship in Turkey's economic success. Recorded on 10/23/2014.