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Think Like A Startup: Insights from a digital entrepreneur and startup investor

Saunders College is proud to welcome Alexis Ohanian for the Gasser Lecture Series. Internet entrepreneur, activist and investor, Alexis is best-recognized as the co-founder of As a pioneer in internet entrepreneurship, his experiences embody the strengths of Saunders College, and he comes ready to share his business-minded and technology-savvy perspectives on how to foster innovation and grow a community.


October 14, 2016
2:00 PM in Ingle Auditorium
RIT Campus
Book signing to follow


Students $5.00
Parents $10.00
Alumni $10.00
Faculty/Staff $10.00
General Public $10.00

Meet Alexis!

You don't want to miss out! Alexis brings his entrepreneurial spirit back to Saunders College of Business immediately following for a book signing and reception. Bestselling book, Without Their Permission, will be available to purchase.

Join Saunders College in celebrating our newly renovated Business Analytics Lab and REDCOM Active Learning classroom. Demonstrations from Saunders students will show what these spaces have to offer. Finish off your tour with a free ice cream cone between 4:00-5:00pm.


About Gasser Lecture Series

Willam D. Gasser Lecture Series, an annaulspeakers series aimed at providing thought-provoking and engaging content for students. Hosted during RIT's Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, the Gasser Lecture Series invites disruptive entrepreneurs and industry-leading business men and women to share their insights on business trends and opportunities.


Past Gasser Lecture Events

October 16, 2015 Featuring Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg Photo Gallery Randi Zuckerberg

Saunders College of Business hosted the third annual, Gasser Lecture Series featuring Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media. Following her position as Director of Marketing at Facebook, Randi started her own media company and has authors two books. As an entrepreneur who has been on the front lines of social media, she understands the impact technology has made in our lives and every sector of the business world

The tech-savvy marketer provided some unexpected advice during her presentation: Zuckerberg makes it her mission to help others balance the use of digital media and devices in our technology-driven lives. View the event photo gallery to see snapshots from her presentation and her book-signing reception.


October 17, 2014 - Featuring Jerry Greenfield

The second annual Gasser Lecture Series featured Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. His visit emphasized the importance of entrepreneurial spirit, social responsibility and a radical business philosophy. Make sure to check out the photo gallery and the video of Jerry's presentation.

October 11, 2013 - Featuring Daymond John

October 11, 2013 - Gasser Lecture Series

Gasser Lecture Series is hosted during RIT’s Brick City Homecoming weekend, an annual tradition to celebrate alumni, students, parents & families, faculty, staff and friends of the University.

Saunders College of Business hosts the annual event, which has featured Daymond John, Founder of FUBU and Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, and this year, Jerry Greenfield, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.