Speakers & Videos
Inspiration and mentorship are essential components of the Creativity & Leadership project. We draw on our rich network of entrepreneurial alumni and friends to bring in speakers from around the world for classes, lectures, symposia, and our winter term Entrepreneurship Scholars program.
Our speakers meet with students one-on-one or in small groups to give students direct feedback on their entrepreneurial projects and to offer thoughts on specific issues related to entrepreneurship.
Creativity at Oberlin College
Administrators, faculty, students, and alumni speak about the impetus for the Creativity & Leadership program at Oberlin College. (5 min)
Valley Community Kitchen: Emily Arons '10
Valley Community Kitchen aims to promote economic development in the Coal River Valley of southern West Virginia by supporting food entrepreneurship. (9 min)
Niger Stove Project: Rachel Rothgery '10
The Niger Stove Project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the respiratory health of families by disseminating low-cost, fuel-efficient stoves through an alternative-income program benefiting disadvantaged women. (10 min)
Automated Histological Device: Daniel Abramson '10
This innovative histological device, offers a mechanism for improvement and automation of the process of mounting biological matter onto glass slides, a ubiquitous and laborious task common to many fields of science. (5 min)
Bread & Butter Collective
We are the Bread & Butter Collective—a group of print makers dedicated to earning their daily bread while creating a space to enjoy life’s butter: community, progressive change, and creative process. (13 min)
One World, One Rope: Mike Fry '09
One World, One Rope teaches jump rope to children in Tanzania and Kenya, using it as a means of fostering confidence, teamwork, and leadership, and providing an infrastructure in which participants can succeed, develop healthy lifestyles, take on leadership roles and strengthen social ties. (4 min)