Haas Faculty to Speak on Entrepreneurship in Cross-Country Roadshow

Three sought-after speakers from the Haas School who are experts on entrepreneurship will hit the road in January and February in a series of events for alumni, current and prospective students, and friends.

Lecturers Mark Coopersmith and John Danner will talk on "The Other 'F' Word: Failure and its Importance to Innovation and Entrepreneurship," the topic of a course they will teach in February and of a book that they are co-authoring. Lecturer Kurt Beyer will answer the question, “Are entrepreneurs born or made?”

Organized by the local alumni chapter in eight cities, a lively networking reception will precede each faculty presentation.

The dates and locations are:

Mark CoopersmithWednesday, Jan. 22 – Seattle with Mark Coopersmith
Thursday, Jan. 23 – Portland with Mark Coopersmith


John DannerWednesday, Jan. 29 – Chicago with John Danner
Thursday, Jan. 30 – New York City with John Danner
Monday, Feb. 3 – Washington, DC with John Danner


Kurt BeyerMonday, Feb. 10 – San Diego with Kurt Beyer
Tuesday, Feb.11 – Orange County with Kurt Beyer
Wednesday, Feb.12 – Los Angeles with Kurt Beyer


Current and prospective students enjoy a half-price discount on tickets. For more information and registration, visit haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/roadshow.