Welcome to the e@nu Speaker Series
  • Peter Thiel
  • Avery Wang
  • Mary Lou Song
  • Saeed Amidi
  • Saeed Amidi

From its inception in 2011, e@nu has been a forum for Northwestern community members to engage in collaborative, thought-provoking and forward-thinking programming about entrepreneurship. The conferences' speakers and panelists have represented a wide range of perspectives and experiences with innovation. The diverse insights of founders, coders, funders and others have helped fuel a passionate discussion at Northwestern about design, entrepreneurship and innovation. 
This year, e@nu has evolved from a one-day conference into an ongoing conversation. Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, e@nu will serve the Northwestern community through a speaker series. Each quarter, e@nu will offer lectures, panels and dialogues about the topics that matter most to entrepreneurs and innovators at Northwestern. 

Check back throughout the year for updates on upcoming speakers. The Fall Quarter 2014 speakers are:

Friday, November 14

Monday, December 1

Monday, December 8

Avery Wang

A History of Shazam: The Evolution of the Mobile and Music Ecologies

Founder & Chief Scientist, Shazam
Stanford University
PhD from CCRMA

4 p.m. Ford ITW

Saeed Amidi

Finding the Next Billion-Dollar Startup: The Evolution of the Accelerator Model and the Bridge to Chicago

Founder & CEO, Plug and Play Tech Center
Founding General Partner, Amidi Group, Inc.

4 p.m. Annenberg G21

Peter Thiel

Developing the Developed World

Venture Capitalist and Hedge Fund Manager
Cofounder of PayPal

1 p.m. Tech LR2