SANTA BARBARA Search Results: “Entrepreneurship”

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Being a Teenage Business Owner

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

"I think it’s a little silly to ask a 14 year old what they want to do with their life.”

In "Being a Teenage Business Owner" from PechaKucha Night Santa Barbara Vol. 18, Mackenzie Fell recalls the challenges she faced launching a business, while being in the last semesters of high school. She started a marketing business with multimedia design after winning the Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge, a business plan competition through SBCC. Mackenzie addresses the pressures teenagers are faced with to decide what career path they want to take so early on in life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 18th, 2016. 

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Salty Girl Seafood--Driving Change Through Innovation

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Norah has worked in and on the water for most of her life, having spent countless days at sea and working in fisheries all over the world. She holds a BS in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston and a MESM from UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. She has worked on both inshore and offshore fisheries projects at the state and federal level. Her master’s thesis focused on finding innovative solutions to problems facing the Galápagos lobster fishery. Norah’s work has taken her around the world, studying and presenting in Australia, Europe, Alaska, and Latin America. Upon receiving her master’s degree she managed an international, multi-stakeholder fisheries and marine spatial planning project. In 2014, she co-founded Salty Girl Seafood, a sustainable seafood company, with the aim of driving positive change in the seafood industry. Salty Girl was awarded Best Women Owned Business of 2015 by the Pacific Coast Business Times, and has been featured in Forbes, NPR, and The Huffington Post. Norah is a 2016 recipient of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Entrepreneurship”


Dubai @ Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre
Nov 08, 2010


Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
Nov 19, 2010


Umeå @ Pub Freja UFH
Mar 23, 2012


Dallas @ University of Dallas
Feb 23, 2011


Delhi @ Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation
Feb 28, 2013


Delhi @ Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation
Mar 21, 2013


Lublin @ UNDP/ RCES/ Kawiarnio-Księgarnia "Spółdzielnia"
Dec 12, 2012


Bandar Seri Begawan @ Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
May 30, 2015


Beijing @ City of Design Plaza
Sep 16, 2017


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@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Bertina Evers, an inspired volunteer with a BFA, needed the time and energy going into her charities to become more efficient, effective and easier to reach a supportive audience. Resulting in the creation of: Goodgoods – an online bulk marketing platform serving not for profits, charities and social entrepreneurs.

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A Hitchhiker's Journal towards Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship is a fun and fulfilling process but is far away to be easy if you don't have a clue on what you are doing. 

Cristian Tala Sánchez shares some fun milestones about what books don't teach us about creating your company, dealing with frustration and people, and reinventing ourselves.

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Going Against the Crisis


Despoina Polyzoidou shows how the economic crisis in Greece has triggered a new era for the primary sector of the country. In order to find ways to cope with economic challenges, her fellow countrymen are not staying idle but rather focus more and more on agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining to create special, top quality, branded products as a way to fight the crisis.

Despoina is concerned about her country and wants to share "views from inside" because she feels that the media sometimes distorts information and only emphasises the negative sides of a situation.

Despite the crisis, she believes, there is always hope and room for positive actions.

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Dan Mitchell: The Guy Who Accidentally Started a Candle Company & Then Quit His Corporate Career to Pursue Happiness (No, Seriously)

@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

"Mitchell's don't quit."

Entrepreneur Dan Mitchell shares his personal story on how he went from living a dispassionate corporate life to serendipitously starting his independent and successful candle company, Farmer's Son Co. He also shares how his family (and their motto) has given him the strength and the courage to pursue happiness in the face of risk and ultimately escape the metaphorical beige office.

Find out more about Dan and Farmer's Son Co on his website at

Dan's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook ( PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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You are the CEO of your own life

@ VOL 34 ON AUG 16, 2018

Dylan Wheeler describes how anyone can be an entrepreneur.

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Den Gode By

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 22, 2019

Den Gode By (The Good City) is an initiative and concept by Christian Fumz, a returning speaker at Pecha Kucha Aarhus. Den Gode By is all about giving entrepreneurial locals a good network and the means to kick off. From there, they supply these people with knowledge and partners and experience. And then it's all about paying it forward: You're part of the network for the next locals!

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Follow Your Passion

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 19, 2019

Nate Minor tells us about the stages of following his passion for fixing things, from the initial motivation to the moving towards artisanship to management over the process.

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Climbing and Beer

@ VOL 4 ON AUG 08, 2019

During the 14 years that Joel Irby lived in Colorado, he spent hundreds of days climbing in the mountains. Every once in a while he would come across one of those great endless views, composed of layer upon layer of mountains, which eventually dissolved into the clouds on the horizon. These stone clouds gave him his company's name and continue to inspire its sense of adventure and quest for new beer experiences.

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Pink + White

@ VOL 14 ON JAN 24, 2019

Briana Thompson speaks about photography and the stuggles of doing what you love.

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PKN Providence Vol. 8

Last week's PechaKucha Night in Providence Vol. 8 had the theme of "social entrepreneurship," and organizer Stephanie Gerson fills us on the evening that was. October 28th, 2009 witnessed our 8th PechaKucha Night in Providence. (Indeed, we coincided with Pittsboro, North Carolina, Tromsø, Norway, and of course, the big Design Week PechaKucha Night in Tokyo!) Our theme was social entrepreneurship, which was chosen to generate momentum for the Social Enterprise Summit at Bryant University on November 12th, and for an exciting announcement about Providence that Ashoka – the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world – will be making at the Summit. We were wowed by an impressive diversity of local social entrepreneurs, but if I must select a few to highlight, allow me to plug two who’ll be part of the Summit. Graduating senior from Brown and Runa co-founder Charlie Harding described Runa, a hybrid for-profit and non-profit foundation based in Providence and Ecuador, that generates revenue from an energizing drink made of a native rainforest plant in order to conserve Amazonian ecosystems and provide sustainable employment for the local population. By virtue of producing (and in turn, consuming) Runa’s drink, native Amazonian people are employed and ecosystems stewarded. Family physician, community organizer, author, and (yes, and) Managing Director of Health Access RI Dr. Michael Fine discussed the trials and tribulations of national health care reform, the importance of primary care, and a brilliant yet simple model for providing primary care, namely Health Access RI, the first organization of subscription medical practices in the United States to provide affordable primary care to people without employer-provided health insurance. Dr. Fine announced HARI’s campaign to grow to 10,000 members by 2010, which will create the leverage necessary to bring a big insurer (like Blue Cross Blue Shield, or somebody new!) to sell inexpensive high-deductible major medical insurance in Rhode Island. This combination of primary care from Health Access RI and high-deductible insurance would give Rhode Islanders the health care they need – world-class primary care in our neighborhoods from our family doctors, along with financial protection in case of illness or injury. Both Runa and Health Access RI will be vendors in the Social Enterprise Summit’s Good Marketplace of socially responsible goods and services. But of course, all the presentations were fantastic, and if you’d like to check the work of eight local social entrepreneurs, the lineup can be found on the Providence city page. Yeehaw for social entrepreneurs in Providence!

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PKN Gothenburg + Global Cities Week

Gothenburg will be participating in our Global Cities Week, and none other than the city's mayor, Annelie Hulthén (pictured above), will be presenting at the event. PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg Vol. 30 will be held on February 21 at Park Lane, and below are plenty of details on the event, sent to us by organizer Jesper Larsson -- also, here's an invitation in the form of animated GIF.THE MAYOR OF GOTHENBURG The chairman of the Gothenburg Municipality executive board, simply put "the mayor of Gothenburg", Annelie Hulthén will present at the upcoming PechaKucha event in Gothenburg as part of Global Cities Week. Last year Annelie Hultén won the prestigious Politician Award at the 2011 World Entrepreneurship Forum in Singapore on behalf of Gothenburg, for her work with Business Region Göteborg which supports the local PechaKucha through the organisation ADA.THE EVENT On Tuesday February 21th it's once again time for PechaKucha at Park Lane. The following people will present different projects and ideas on the theme "Gothenburg" as part of PechaKucha Global Cities Week. Each with 20 images per person, shown for 20 seconds per image. Always interesting, too short to get boring. Free as always! No need to RSVP so bring your friends and family along. Speakers: Not the final order, and note that the speaker list may change. * Annelie Hulthén - Mayor of Gothenburg * Malin Leijonberg - "Prickig katt" * Robert Garellick - About the old Gothenburg * Helena Bjarnegård - City gardener * Hanna Lindholm - Shop assistant from Finland * Lucas Facchin - Mega Laser Magazine * Morten Lund - Artistic profesor Welcome! Date: Tuesday, February 21th Location: Park Lane (map) Time: 19.30 (stars 20:20) Age limit: 18 years Entrance: Free as always! Link to Facebook-event: Link to info on our homepage:

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Landscapes in Australia (and Beyond), the Mississippi Goddam Play, and Teaching Kids Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

Presentations Christian Fletcher is a landscape photographer who photographs not only the beautiful South West of Australia but is now expanding his portfolio to include the rest of Australia and locations around the world. His presentation (from PKN Dunsborough Vol. 5) covers a new photography collaboration, exhibition, and workshop that is coming up in the near future. How did Jonathan Norton get out of writing a 20-page assignment? He promised a 100-page play instead, based on the Nina Simone song "Mississippi Goddam." Here's the story (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10). As we find out in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 9), Kids-Coins is an educational project -- held inside and outside school -- that teaches children and teenagers the basics of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Sergey Bidenko and Irina Zolotarevych -- co-authors of the "Kids-Coins" projects -- are experienced business coaches who have implemented 37 training and educational programs for adults and youth. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is for Miami's upcoming very special Vol. 20 -- we always love seeing a city reach that number -- which doubles as a pre-Art Basel evening. It happens on December 1, and you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Photos Mikkeli recently held its very first PKN (and two weeks later, its Vol. 2), and here's the photo gallery [Flickr] to prove it -- you'll also find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Calendar There are no PKNs tonight, but tomorrow night (November 20) you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Calgary Vol. 14 and PKN Coquitlam Vol. 8.

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PKN Posters: Singapore Vol. 7

Singapore's lucky number, Vol. 7, PechaKucha Night is coming up this Thursday, March 28. The poster for PKN Singapore Vol. 7 was illustrated by the talented Elizabeth Simonson. AsiaOne recently posted a quick preview of the event -- here's a bit of what to expect: PechaKucha Vol. 7 speakers include Stefan Lim, founder of Gigout, an app that improves the concert experience, who will present on his journey through the Hollywood music industry, Krish Raghav, publisher of web-comic Beijing Brown and music fan, who will take guests through South-east Asia's indie music scene, and journalist and comedian Suffian Hakim who will share secrets of television content creation and explore the future of TV. Other speakers include Grace Clapham, co-founder of Secret {W} Business, who will speak about women and entrepreneurship, and Danny Osman who will talk about what marketing strategies can attract the masses. Check out AsiaOne for the full article. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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An Interview on the Mission of PechaKucha

The magazine Infinitylab has kindly interviewed us regarding the hardships and joys of entrepreneurship in cultural management as independent creators who strive for a better life in the city. To the inquiry about the mission of PechaKucha around the world we said we think it's a living creature who has grown very fast before the surprised eyes of its creators, Klein-Dytham architects, who, by putting together in a single website every bit of information concerning PechaKucha around the world, are consolidating a global community beyond social networking, where the presentations published provide a unique glimpse of what's going on virtually everywhere, thus getting people closer and making the planet a cozier place to live in. As always, we feel very fortunate to be part of this growing creature! Infinitylab (in Spanish) Addendum - Vol. 10 has also been featured in Arcadia Magazine, presumably the most important cultural magazine in the country.

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PKN#19 in Dunedin Report

Awesome night last night. Our third Pecha Kucha event was held at the University of Otago as part of the University Student Association's annual Art Week. Thanks to everyone who came and to all our presenters. The presenters were: Jed McCammon and Clarke Hegan | Performance Artists | The Yellow Men Brian Miller | Writer, Publisher & Photographer | Dunedin artist Ralph Miller Katya Gunn | Bead Artist | Go to your studio and make stuff Sarah Flourish | Artist | Flourishing and other F words Aroha Novak | Visual artist | Fairy tale Remix 2013 Keir Russell | Circus, Fire, and Social Entrepreneurship | Fire and Fun Roel Wijland | Caretaker of the Brandbach | Why The University Brand Should Be An Artful Fragmentation Bomb Jacque Ruston | Visual artist | Wild and foraged art Henry Johnson | Ethnomusicology | Taiko: Drumming Japan and Beyond Catherine Cocker | Artist | For all the new arrivals Derek Morrison | Photographer | Dunedin Light  The photo is by Henry Johnson who is an ethnomusicologist at the University of Otago and Taiko drumming enthusiest. More photos of the event have been posted on our Facebook page. Our next event is on 14 November in partnership with the Historic Places Trust. Until then!



PK 2 - Chupacabra! Check out Glen Vigus's interview in the Eagle! We had an amazing evening and met lots of new friends. Suresh Pillai, Professor of Microbiology, talked about using electrons to help clean, heal, feed and shape the world. Artist Karen Hillier showed work from her series “Unforgotten,” involving artifacts from the daily ablutions of her grandparents. Richard Lester brought a horde of young entrepreneurs who all joined in to share news from the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, where he serves as Executive Director. Russell Reid, architect and artist, reflected on the process of artmaking from analog to digital and back. Technologist Benedict Nguyen shared the amazing world of 3D scanning and printing. Amateur photographer Glen Vigus led us through the history of photography, and inspired us with 32 years of love and pride in his work, earning his title of amateur. Thanks to Jennifer and Ruthie for organizing and leading the evening! We’ll be back in the summer, and hope you’ll nominate yourself or someone else for next time!

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#Pechakuchagt Vol. 6 #4gradosnorte

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Presenter Bio: Kondwani

Kondwani is a software developer from Malawi. He develops applications ranging from stand alone to cloud based. He is a managing partner for GiantPlus, a company that is involved in providing ICT consultancy services. Kondwani is passionate about entrepreneurship and creating new exciting products through ICT. On Wednesday we'll hear from Kondwani about defining moments.

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Invitation to Islamabad - Volume 3

This PechaKucha Night Islamabad is all about the beauty, elegance, and intricacies that make up the world of architecture! Our speakers represent the diversity one finds in the ever-evolving architectural landscape of Islamabad. Hasan Lashari talks about the transformative nature of thresholds and the juxtaposing Saidpur village within Islamabad city inhabits all the traits of a threshold. Murtaza Bilal will be talking about his experiences in trying to strike that fine balance between the client brief and an architect’s creative expression. Sannah Ejaz outlines ideas of space/time in architecture as opposed to architecture in space/time. Masshal Saif from Khaam Studios, enumerates the qualities and the variances one can experience in the rigid material that is concrete. Mustafa Naeem talks about his continuing journey of discovery in the field of architecture since he first started out in 2004. Ali Rahman Khan’s presentation is all about how he learnt the importance of drifting in finding purpose in architecture and entrepreneurship through systems thinking. Faisal Arshad’s presentation will be about the challenges of incorporating the natural elements as well as innovative materials and technologies. Ghousia Ahmed will be speaking about discovering, in her travels, how culture has impacted architecture. Awais Aqdus will be talking about mass transport projects in the various cities of Pakistan and their impact on city development and the heritage sites. Fawad Suhail will be speaking about the importance of pubic and community spaces in the city. It will be an enlightening, educational and enriching experience of what architecture means in these times For details visit: