Thomas H. Scholl Lecture by Visiting Entrepreneurs

The Thomas H. Scholl Lecture by Visiting Entrepreneurs is supported by a gift from Stevens Board of Trustees member Thomas H. Scholl, a highly successful high-tech entrepreneur and investor. This lecture series features notable visiting entrepreneurs and executives who have started successful businesses or improved the financial performance of existing companies.

Rita Gurevich ’06

CEO and founder of SPHERE

The Truths About the Entrepreneurial Journey (Both the Highs and the Lows)

April 28, 2023

Rita Gurevich

In 2010, at age 25, Rita Gurevich ’06 started her business with a mountain to climb; she was bootstrapped in the middle of a deep recession a target customer base of financial services customers. Fast track to 2023: She runs a high-growth cybersecurity firm that’s redefining how Fortune 500 companies protect their most critical assets from cyberattacks. Her journey has gone through many stages, with each one bigger and bolder than the last. Gurevich will share the incredible tools and strategies that she picked up along the way, which have helped her navigate the challenges she experiences. She will also share the highs and lows and discuss her feeling that she is well on her way to shattering the glass ceiling in her entrepreneurial journey.

Ann Fandozzi '93

Innovation and Perseverance: The Secret to Success

APRIL 29, 2022

Bill Barhydt '90

Where WiFi Meets SciFi: Entrepreneurship in a Future Shaped by AI, Bitcoin and Flying Robots.

MAY 3, 2019

John Nehra

Creating an Enterprise Amidst Opportunity and Uncertainty

MAY 2, 2018

Tim Urban

The Cook and the Chef: What We Can Learn From How Elon Musk Thinks

MAY 3, 2017

Lou Steinberg

Lowering Cost of Failure to Unleash Innovation

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Sergio Heker

The History of the Internet Through the Eyes of a Stevens Graduate

APRIL 27, 2016

Simon Nynens

How to Fail Less

November 18, 2015

Dr. Winslow Sargeant

Regulations, Innovations and Entrepreneurship

April 29, 2015

Jeong H. Kim

What I've Learned from the Entrepreurial Journey

November 19, 2014

Thomas H. Scholl

Building Companies from Scratch: There Are Many Paths to Success, But There Is a Super-Highway to Failure

April 30, 2014

Dr. Paul R. Sanberg

From Lab to Market: Academic Innovation and the National Academy of Inventors

November 13, 2013

David E. Hershberg

Excelling as an Entrepreneur

April 24, 2013